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Re: Root Server Problems

  • From: Alex Kamantauskas
  • Date: Wed Jan 05 15:05:25 2000

On Wed, 5 Jan 2000, Jay Stewart wrote:

> It's my understanding that NetSol stopped publishing payment status
> information in the whois database, because domain resellers were
> registering domains on speculation, then re-registering them when they
> were deleted from the database.  The "on-hold" flag in the database was
> being used by speculators to determine when to re-register the domains
> so that a legitimate domain seeker could not get them.

 The "on-hold" flag is still available:

 $ whois -h "dump" | grep \(29
 (29) parentdom: HOLD-PAY          |