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    .biz Is Tiny -- or Is It? | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 22 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: .biz Is Tiny -- or Is It?
    by alexander on Wednesday June 20 2001, @10:16PM (#918)
    User #22 Info | http://www.icannchannel.de
    PacificRoot states that registration system POSSR was "formally launched after beta completion in October, 2000" (source).

    Ben Edelman states that, judging from the Whois, there were only five registrants before 15 November 2000, ARNI itself being the top registrant (source).

    PacificRoot states that some of the currently 189 registrations attributed in the Whois to ARNI itself were "requested by different entities and were entered in the ARNI account as a courtesy" (source).

    Ben Edelman states that almost all of these registrations fail to connect under http (source). He is (as) interested (as I am) how many of these 189 .biz domains were registered for use by ARNI versus for an ARNI customer (source).

    So this is not about the usual inaccuracies of a Whois database, and the start-up procedures before October 2000 are not the decisive question. As to the last paragraph: Ben has links both to this discussion and to the PacificRoot response on his page.
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    Re: .biz Is Tiny -- or Is It?
    by tlr (reversethis-{gro.tsixe-ton-seod} {ta} {relsseor}) on Wednesday June 20 2001, @10:19PM (#919)
    User #34 Info | http://log.does-not-exist.org/

    Judith Oppenheimer said about Ben's use of ARNI whois data: It is by all appearances intentionally misleading, and attempts to hold ARNI to a higher standard than the rest of the industry.

    The fact that the NSI whois service and database is kind of broken after long years of operation should not be used as an excuse for ARNI's whois database being corrupted from the very beginning. And it is certainly no excuse for the database's operator who - apparently - deliberately entered bad data into the database. In fact, I would have expected that the relative amount of bit rot in ARNI's database is lower than in the case of NSI, precisely because ARNI is relatively young, and had the opportunity to do things the right way from the beginning.

    In fact, this objection - as well as the posting concerning Ben's age and education - look quite a bit like attempts to argue away facts.

    (In particular, database bit rot will introduce a certain error margin, but it will hardly invalidate the entire study.)

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