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heads-up: abusat.org registered (!= cbl.abuseat.org)

  • From: JP Velders
  • Date: Sun Aug 28 10:53:34 2005


LS,

today I had to find out that during my holiday a typo was entered into 
our mailconfig, we use a bunch of dnsbl's, amongst others the CBL 
(cbl.abuseat.org).

Now, the 'e' from abuse was left out by mistake it seems, so since 
07:40 (GMT+2) we suddenly started bouncing everything based on - as it 
appeared to others - the CBL... :(

>From the PIR whois I got:
jpv@jp-gp: ~ $ whois -h whois.pir.org abusat.org
[ ... ]
Domain ID:D107298888-LROR
Domain Name:ABUSAT.ORG
Created On:28-Aug-2005 05:36:11 UTC
Expiration Date:28-Aug-2006 05:36:11 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Capitoldomains LLC (R1392-LROR)
Status:TRANSFER PROHIBITED

So, in case anyone else made a typo and didn't notice, you might want 
to check before you get angry calls about it. This domaingrabber is 
answering all queries within this zone:
jpv@jp-gp: ~ $ dig 1.0.0.127.cbl.abusat.org. A | grep 'IN       A       '
1.0.0.127.cbl.abusat.org. 591   IN      A       198.65.115.93

I think I have to talk my boss out of taking all my vacation days... 
He "urged" me to dip in to my (half a year worth) reserve... ;D

Kind regards,
JP Velders




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