Originally posted by micro
Here an example to make it more clear:
Domain not found locally, but Registry points back to local DB.
Local whois DB must be out of date.
Whois Server Version 1.3
Domain Name: ???????.COM
Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC.
Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Referral URL: http://www.networksolutions.com
Name Server: NS.?????.COM
Name Server: NS.???????.NET
Updated Date: 21-nov-2001
>>> Last update of whois database: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 17:01:08 EDT <<<
With this status it should have dropped a long time ago.
Wellll....... let's just think on a hyphetical mindset... i'm just throwing out ideas/opinions... not to say i'm right.. but.. it's something to ponder on...
* Network solutions is owned by WHO now?
* Register.com bought our WHO?
whom has become a V.broker... right?
* Who else is a Vbroker??
which is a reseller for ICANN registar who?
'WhoIs.net is owned by who??
traces back to Dobster
WhoIs.COM.. is owned by who??
well... WhoIs.COM's registar for this name
NSI is owned by WHO?
The holding out on the domain drop's..
i think is what controls and earns both of the
a healthy 'SnapName'/'NameWinner' income..
maybe they take turns..
with who wins the name...
do you get your money back if the one you paid
did not land the name?
those that are on 'HOLD'.. and don't drop quickly..
i'll just bet...
that they are majority NETWORKSOLUTIONS... Registar
who bought out NSI? Register.com
Don't they have a V.broker svc now? yes..
and so... if they have the power to
a) not release the name
b) make it appear it's still registered...
and so... if it's taken, when you search for that name
a window will pop up..
and invite you to bid on that name.. through AfterNic.com
I'm sure Register.com would much rather get..
$100 - $500 for a bid on a name they hold..
vs. letting it DROP.. and they make nothing.. if another
Registar snag's. it.