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Re: .org whois

  • From: Richard A Steenbergen
  • Date: Wed Jan 29 12:57:21 2003

On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 12:40:00PM -0500, wrote:
> Is there a new top-level whois server or did shared registry whois stop
> providing references to the appropriate whois servers for .org? At least a
> pair of domain registars cannot adjust any .org records claiming that the
> domains not exist.

The notice which netsol sent out:

Notice: .ORG Registry Transition Scheduled for January 25 - 26

On January 1, 2003, the Public Interest Registry (PIR) became the new 
registry for the .org domain name extension.  PIR will now maintain the
authoritative directory of all .org domain names.

Beginning January 25, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. EST, VGRS Registry will disable 
its connection to all registrars for .org to begin the transition process.
On January 26, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. EST, PIR will re-establish its connection
with all registrars. However, to ensure all functionality is appropriately
in place, account modifications to current .org domain names cannot be
made for approximately 48 hours following the transition.

During the initial transition period, January 25, 2003 from 9:00 a.m. EST 
until January 26, 2003 6:00 p.m. EST, you will not be able to purchase new
.org domain name registrations, transfer .org domain names or make DNS

Be assured that this maintenance period will not affect the ability for 
customers to view your Web site, and it will not impact the delivery of
any of your e-mail.

Please note that Network Solutions(R), Inc. has no control over this 
registry transition and all registrars will be affected. We appreciate
your patience as this transition occurs.

Richard A Steenbergen <>
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