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Re: Does NSI's domain update web site ever work?
- From: Christopher Schulte
- Date: Tue Jan 08 17:42:12 2002
At 04:17 PM 1/8/2002 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The only way I've found to reliably get an expired domain was to use the
services of snapnames.com. Sure enough, a domain had been expired for
months, yet could not be registered. Looking through NSI's site (they
didn't respond to email or voice mail) I found this:
On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, [iso-8859-1] ¨°şİ[Queen Vamp]İş°¨ wrote:
We went through that last year. The domain name was > 3 months past
expiration, and I finally called NSI and got kicked up the food chain to
someone "in legal". I was told that "NSI will not release expired domain
names for other to register unless the name is intentionally transferred by
the [ex] owner of the domain". And there at lay, until the name we had been
trying for 3 1/2 months to register was mysteriously registered by abovenet.
'Many factors may cause the "expiration date" to vary from the eventual
date of deletion.'
Could they possibly be more vague?
Snap names was eventually able to secure the domain, but it took a month or
two of waiting for it to actually be deleted from NSI's database. Ironic
that NSI even pointed right to snapnames when I did the initial
registration search? Hmmm... They seem to want a cut of every domain