uk.co (Not co.uk) Vanishes
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 .uk.co 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 www.uk.co from the top-level domain .co owner - the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia - saying that the registrar for the .uk.co domains Net Registrar had failed to agree terms of a new arrangement and so it was 'no longer entitled to operate uk.co sub-domains'. Therefore, 'Net Registrar is not entitled to permit you to use the uk.co domain names that you had registered with them'."

And, there's more.

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