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  1. admin Spain

    admin Administrator Staff Member

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    Do a whois on domain.co.uk it shows as unregistered!
     
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  3. DaveBeasley United Kingdom

    DaveBeasley Nominet Member

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    very strange, it has an IP address
     
  4. domaingenius

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    Thanks just registered it. IF, I say IF because its a blooming
    big IF, I get it I will make a BIG donation,lol. But I guess it
    MAY be a cock up

    DG
     
  5. admin Spain

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    www.domain.co.uk still resolves so must be a WHOIS error.

    Never seen that before though
     
  6. rob

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    That is a classic post :D

    Did you get it? ;)
     
  7. retired_member27

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    A minor whois glitch I'm afraid, as it still resolves to sedo.co.uk who are the current owners.
     
  8. domaingenius

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    Not YET, lol. I doubt it is free really,
    DG
     
  9. domaingenius

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    Nope just bounced back ERROR,
    DG
     
  10. casinogb United Kingdom

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    well, just tried to register it tonight via 123-reg.

    it is still showing up as available via nominet whois and 123-reg accepted the order which i paid for.

    so wait with interest to see what happens next.

    cheers

    Leslie
     
  11. admin Spain

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    Leslie,

    Check your control panel in 123-reg, I would say it will not show there.

    There is clearly an error in the WHOIS system so you will have to apply for a refund.

    Admin
     
  12. paul

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    Had the same thing happen to me last night, my software flagged up that flowersdirect.co.uk was availible. When I saw that I almost fell off my chair, I registered it in a heart beat, and I started thinking what I could do with such a great name. Kept checking the whois waiting to see my name, checked to see if it had any old backlinks and it had loads, I'd almost ordered the new Porsche, then I found it was a current site and the whois was wrong :(
     
  13. DaveBeasley United Kingdom

    DaveBeasley Nominet Member

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    I've just spotted that I have one of my own doing the same
    - domainhypermarket.co.uk the whois was working a couple of days ago, and now isn't :?
     
  14. admin Spain

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    there seems to be loads of domains affected. check mp3.co.uk

    there will be a lot of refunds due at 123-reg.co.uk and other registrars over this!
     
  15. mofo

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    I think Nominet out of hours staff are playing domain mahjong to see how many specs they get. Hopefully it's just a small glitch and doesn't affect websites etc.
     
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    could be a sign of the new whois 2 change over ???? :)
     
  17. invincible

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    Nominet have out of hours technical support. As a member, you should have got information about (if you read nom-announce). It might be prudent to give them a call? Alternatively, how about a posting to nom-tech?

    The WHOIS has always been the wrong way to determine the availability of a domain name. Ideally what should happen is the automaton is queried prior to a registration attempt. Unfortunately that'd take too long with the current email-driven system.

    I wonder how many failed registrations will have been generated out of the WHOIS being out of sync, this long weekend?
     
  18. admin Spain

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    domain.co.uk whois is now corrected, mp3.co.uk still isn't
     
  19. casinogb United Kingdom

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    just checked my 123-reg account and they have automatically refunded me.
     
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