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Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by retired_member6, Dec 28, 2005.

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  1. retired_member6

    retired_member6 Banned

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    I seem to have registered a domain that isn't available to reg, does this happen often? it was there available, free to register but I phoned Nominet and it's not true... :mad:
     
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    retired_member16 Banned

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    If it was today and was the result of you checking on a whois, then this is likely.

    I have notices issues with lookups today and domains appearing to be free when they arent.....
     
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    retired_member6 Banned

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    I suppose the registrar isn't to blame and only Nominet? and even then I bet there's a clause... Nevermind, the fact it should be dropping this week doesn't make me feel better and I suppose the odds of me catching it the way I did would have been the longest possible but nevertheless still possible.

    At least it was under my name for a while, just a pity nominet when telling me it was free, didn't update the details at the same time...
     
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    It does occasionally happen. Annoying, but no system is perfect.
     
  6. SecNam

    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    what name was at ???
     
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    ledupthegardenpathandallaroundthehouses.co.uk (not really) ;)

    I don't suppose if I forget about this until next week, that if it drops in the meantime it will miraculously appear with my details? No didn't think so. I've already paid for it so I will get a refund later on.
     
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    so ill ask again, what was the domain..............
     
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    Well I can tell you now as it went in the last four minutes.

    lms.co.uk
     
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    Thought it was just me. Random checks on whois2 showing available one second, regged the next, then available etc...

    peculiar.
     
  11. ratboy United Kingdom

    ratboy Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    the automaton has slowed down, i've not had any response for a bit tonight. Think all those drops today blew out something!! :cool:

    two three letter domains are still showing as available for the last half hour.
     
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    Result of WHOIS query:

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    No match for "jan.co.uk".

    This domain name has not been registered.

    WHOIS lookup made at 22:22:15 28-Dec-2005

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    This WHOIS information is provided for free by Nominet UK the central registry
    for .uk domain names. This information and the .uk WHOIS are:

    Copyright Nominet UK 1996 - 2005.

    You may not access the .uk WHOIS or use any data from it except as permitted
    by the terms of use available in full at http://www.nominet.org.uk/whois, which
    includes restrictions on: (A) use of the data for advertising, or its
    repackaging, recompilation, redistribution or reuse (B) obscuring, removing
    or hiding any or all of this notice and (C) exceeding query rate or volume
    limits. The data is provided on an 'as-is' basis and may lag behind the
    register. Access may be withdrawn or restricted at any time.

    How nice :)
     
  13. ratboy United Kingdom

    ratboy Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    was the same for:

    ksr.co.uk
    lhh.co.uk

    earlier, now reggied by erm dunno, never heard of em!!

    I once registered domain.co.uk successfully under the same circumstances.
     
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    yep, just the usual suspects
     
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    The strange thing is, this event will probably see me get membership and DAC access as I'm far from pleased this has happened. But not before I've written a few letters to find out exactly who's fault it is. Not bitter, well yes probably I am, less so than a day ago, but the fact it did drop again some hours after is extremely annoying.

    10.3 probably covers Nominet if it was their problem and yes I know software cannot always be 100%. But the objective of the letters/emails will be to resolve that matter as getting the domain back that I bought is highly unlikely.
     
  16. rob

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    Did you get an ACK for it / buy direct from Nominet?

    I could 'sell' you sex.com for a tenner but wouldnt mean anything at all, I would take it up with the agent rather than nominet.
     
  17. ratboy United Kingdom

    ratboy Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    It's just a whois delay, so the registrars who use whois to check availability when a customer buys a domain can sell a domain that is already registered. They just refund your money

    They had a do with domain.co.uk a while ago. It was available on the whois for about half a day, i hate to think how many .co.uk speculators had gone for that one then.
     
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    The response I got was that Nominet changed some of their systems and didn't inform them. That's life I suppose.
     
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