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Date: Monday February 17 2003, @11:32AM
Topic: Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)

The Register carries a report that shows it can be dangerous to register a third-level domain name when the second-level is privately owned. It seems that, "The domain was wiped off the face of the Internet this morning with no notice, leaving more than 8,000 livid individuals and businesses - including Amazon and Priceline - with no Web presence or email."

The story continues, "The only proof of its existence is a posting on from the top-level domain .co owner - the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia - saying that the registrar for the domains Net Registrar had failed to agree terms of a new arrangement and so it was 'no longer entitled to operate sub-domains'. Therefore, 'Net Registrar is not entitled to permit you to use the domain names that you had registered with them'."

And, there's more.

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