Has The Register Become A Dot Gone?

from the really-gone? dept

Alun Webber writes “Has The Register become a dot gone? Doing a “whois” on theregister.co.uk today gives:

(the “DETAGGED” status means that the former tag holder has relinquished all responsibility for the domain name and effectively terminated their service)
[Query: theregister.co.uk, Server: whois.nic.uk]

Registered For: The Register
Domain Registered By: DETAGGED
Record last updated on 24-Dec-2001 by varanis@uk.psi.com.
Domain servers listed in order:

WHOIS database last updated at 10:21:00 25-Dec-2001″

That’s odd. We had just posted a story about how they were laying off a few folks, and the site is definitely down as I check this. It really would be unfortunate if they were gone. It appears their Salmon Days show thing is still going… Anyone have any more info?

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Anonymous Coward says:

I first noticed when...

some of the security portal links on freshmeat failed to bring up the advertized story. My provider’s DNS doesn’t seem to resove http://www.theregister.co.uk; however, if you check some of the web based dig/nslookup services it still resovles and when I add the reported IP adderss into my hosts file, there doesn’t seem to be a web page there. Persaonlly, I thought they were just doing a poorly thought out transition between hosting providers, but I failed to check the WHOIS info (which, depending on the NIC, lags by as much as two weeks).

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