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    Re: ICANN and IANA vanish -- no one cares
    by Anonymous on Monday November 19 2001, @03:37AM (#3722)
    Sort of the thing about keeping one's affairs in order before advising others......I guess if none of the mainstream media picked up on ICANN's vanishing, it's because of national security reasons, not because noone cares or noticed.

    Talk about irrelevancy. Any chance they'll stay off the air?
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    Kent cares - ICANN is a client.
    by Anonymous on Monday November 19 2001, @05:38AM (#3723)

    Kent Crispin
    Additionally, I own Songbird, a consulting and web support company.
    ICANN is a client.
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    Re: ICANN and IANA vanish -- no one cares
    by Anonymous on Monday November 19 2001, @06:20AM (#3725)

    The last time the IAHC tried to deploy TLDs,
    they claimed their servers were stolen.

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    Re: ICANN and IANA vanish -- no one cares
    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Monday November 19 2001, @06:27AM (#3726)
    User #2810 Info
    I'm a bit surprised at the attention being given to this particular icann.org outage. It has happened a number of times, as recently as a couple of weeks ago and far enough back I mentioned it on the defunct Network Solutions domain-policy list. I haven't kept track of how many times I've found it unreachable but it's at least in the range of half a dozen times over a similar period in months. I also haven't monitored it constantly so I could well have missed other occasions. Each time it was down for a period of some hours. And if memory serves these outages seem to often fall on a Sunday. Perhaps ICANN is saving money for its legal fees by going to a six day a week hosting plan. Perhaps ICANN has been hacked or DDos'ed by irate golfers. Beyond doing a traceroute/whois/NSLookup I haven't tried to figure out what is going on. Perhaps next time. -g

    PS: Wazzup with ICANN's Non-Commercial Domain Name Holders Constituency site, which was and is unreachable?

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    Re: ICANN and IANA vanish -- no one cares
    by Anonymous on Monday November 19 2001, @09:51AM (#3752)

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    Re: ICANN and IANA vanish -- no one cares
    by Anonymous on Monday November 19 2001, @05:07PM (#3793)
    Wouldn't it be neat if you could reach the URL:

    By typing:

    Does our beloved domain name organization have a rookie configuring their server or what?
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    Re: ICANN and IANA vanish -- no one cares
    by Anonymous on Tuesday November 20 2001, @06:10AM (#3802)

    The ICANN staff only cares if their pay checks clear.

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    Re: ICANN and IANA vanish -- no one cares
    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Friday November 23 2001, @06:39AM (#3843)
    User #2810 Info
    1:30 PM (ET), Friday, November 23, 2001, www.icann.org is unreachable again and has been for an hour at least. How is it even rinky-dink sites can have 99.99% uptime? Various tools report: Error. icann.org doesn't exist. Perhaps their six day a week hosting plan does not include holidays. Seriously though, if there's any ICANN dweebs reading this you may want to start by checking with USC. Beyond that you'll have to pay me so I can be eligible for the Business Constituency. -g
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    Re: ICANN and IANA vanish -- no one cares
    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Sunday December 02 2001, @09:24AM (#3915)
    User #2810 Info
    Danny Younger points out that http://icann.org now points somewhere. Strangely, the web site one arrives at claims not to be a web site. Well, perhaps not so strange for ICANN where consensus isn't really consensus, bottom up is top down, open is closed, et cetera. -g
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