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    .org Registry Vanishes (temporarily) | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 5 comments | Search Discussion
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    .ORG Registry - Background on WHOIS Searches
    by Bruce Beckwith on Monday May 19 2003, @05:47AM (#11677)
    User #3777 Info | http://www.pir.org/
    As you may know, the transition from VeriSign to PIR for .ORG domains did not specify that the www.internic.net nor whois.crsnic.net sites reflect the change for .ORG domains to now search the PIR database. PIR is working with ICANN and with VeriSign to request that this be changed - it has been with www.internic.net. As you may also know, since the .ORG transition from VeriSign's computers to PIR's computers in late January, you can obtain whois information for any .ORG domain at www.pir.org/whois or at whois.pir.org.


    Bruce Beckwith
    Public Interest Registry
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    Is this even true?
    by Anonymous on Monday May 19 2003, @09:54AM (#11682)
    UltraDNS runs the servers that handle .org requests, as far as I understand things and I haven't seen any disruption to our domains which are using udns for dns service. I assume I would have. Is this true? The Register's article doesn't have any evidence of anything at all, let alone an indication of why the author is making the claim.
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    It was never gone. Meritless story.
    by Anonymous on Monday May 19 2003, @10:41AM (#11683)
    The ICANN Blog posts the real story:
    "Journalism Vanishes Into Thin Air"
    "It seems that an article making the rounds on Googlenews -- ".org Registry Vanishes Into Thin Air" (two versions here and here) -- has no merit whatsoever. A blogger unable to access whois data for his .org domain name because he was looking in the wrong place criticized PIR, and then The Register ran with a story that "the registry for all .org domains appears to have collapsed." Amazing. As it turns out, it wasn't anything in the DNS that had collapsed, just the standards for journalism. Thanks to Afilias' Ram Mohan for the explanation. "
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