Contact handles disappearing mysteriously from the whois database!

Henry R. Linneweh linneweh at
Mon Apr 26 23:23:55 UTC 1999

Actually they kind of did it a round about way. I noticed they
have turned to the TV news media to explain some of their
problems and they kind of hinted at they were having technical
difficulties but that these problems would be resolved shortly.


Derrick Bennett wrote:

> Seeing as how my main technical contact was completly missing from Internic
> I called them.
> I was told by their helpdesk that Whois is being updated and will be
> unreliable and/or useless
> until sometime next week after May 1.
> I was told that their database is fine and that all the information is there
> and I should just
> trust them that all would be okay.
> They did not have an answer as to why they did not announce this before hand
> or gave warning as to the length of the outage.
> Also I must note that I had to go to to find their phone
> number as they seemed to have removed it completely from their new website
> and the "about" portion of their site is forwarded to a black hole.
> just my .02 and frustration.
> Derrick Bennett

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