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Re: panix.com recovery in progress

  • From: Thor Lancelot Simon
  • Date: Sun Jan 16 18:13:11 2005

On Sun, Jan 16, 2005 at 06:01:35PM -0500, Henry Yen wrote:
> 
> The latest shell host motd's:
> 
> . Hijack recovery underway (elr) Sun Jan 16 17:43:28 2005
> . 
> .    Recovery is underway from the panix.com domain hijack.
> .    
> .    The root name servers now have the correct information, as does the
> .    WHOIS registry.  Portions of the Internet will still not be able to
> .    see panix.com until their name servers expire the false data.  More
> .    info soon.

Yes, some folks with serious mojo got involved and things seem to be
on the way to "operationally fixed".  AFAIK there is still no progress as
to the question of how this kind of transfer can happen without notice
to the transferred-from registrar (it's possible that there's progress
I don't know about).

I have just spoken to the tremendously tired and overworked ops staff at
Panix again.  They would appreciate it very much if network operators
would reload their nameservers to help the good data for panix.com
propagate over the bad.  Some Panix customer email now seems to be being
relayed to the actual Panix mail servers by the fake ones in the UK, which
is not such a good thing for obvious reasons.

Thor




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