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Re: .org domain went down.

From: Scott Lamb <slamb(at)slamb(dot)org>
To: "Merlin Moncure" <merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: .org domain went down.
Date: 2003-05-20 01:08:02
Message-ID: 8141E691-8A5F-11D7-A4F1-000393D581B8@slamb.org (view raw or flat)
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On Monday, May 19, 2003, at 10:48 US/Central, Merlin Moncure wrote:

> According to the register (covered by Slashdot), the .org domain went
> down for a little while.  Isn't that the one running on a postgres
> server?  Does anybody know anything about this?

It's working fine, and I see no evidence that it was anything but 
working fine. The Register's article was a bunch of allegations with no 
basis in reality. My guess is that someone saw the "No match for 
'SLAMB.ORG'."-style message when they did a whois query and assumed 
that meant the server was down, when it really meant they were querying 
Verisign's server, which doesn't know anything about .org. And then 
posted a unsubstantiated rant. And, naturally, the slashdot people 
linked to it without verifying.

Scott


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