[SpamCop-List] Re: Demise of OpenRBL.org
nobody at devnull.spamcop.net
Mon Jun 13 20:07:42 EDT 2005
"Rick Carlton" <rcarlton at spamcop.net> wrote in message
news:d8l551$768$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> George Langford, Sc.D. wrote:
> > Help me get over my withdrawal.
> > Can anyone from this group get up a
> > fund to keep OpenRBL.org up and running ?
> > Its registration expired on June 10th.
> Don't they have some sort of grace period before they lose their name?
> I'll pay for the registration - but it looks as if it's already been
> snapped up.
If you attempt to go to http://openrbl.org/ you end
on up a page that is acting as a 'placeholder' for
that Domain .... you'll note that at the top of that
page are the words:
This domain name expired on Jun 10, 2005.
Click here to renew it.
One could follow that link, which goes to an expanded
link at http://myorderbox.com ... or you could go
directly to http://www.directi.com/ and try the "renew"
from there. However, even if they accept your money,
all this does is renew the Domain registration. This does
nothing for hosting services, never mind actually running
the code and keeping up the database.I've not been to
NANAE in a while, but somehow I'm thinking that the
$8.49 USD for the Domain name renewal is not the
only the reason for the disappearance of the resource.
The Domain has not yet been hijacked, it is only 'parked'
I tried following links to see what directi's handling times
and procedures are, but their garbage simply blew my
browser away (Apache Tomcat ..????)
For a recent client, there was a 30 day window for
simply reinstating the registration, then there was a
60 day window that carried a $99 fee for the
privilege of keeping the Domain name ... after
that it was a free-for-all, and if it was a 'popular'
site, expect it then to be hijacked and squatted upon
for some 'negotiable' fee.
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