Monday, March 19, 2007 needs to renew their domain name

Either has up and gone out of business without so much as a goodbye, or else somebody over at the industry's favorite news site (aside from us, of course), has forgotten to renew their domain name. Since they use the exotic .tv TLD, as opposed to a regular .com, .net or, you can't use a good tool like Better Whois to query the owner. Instead, you have to rely on a much less informative Verisign tool that notes only the following:

Domain Name: AKA.TV
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Whois Server:
Updated Date: 19-mar-2007
Creation Date: 18-mar-2004
Expiration Date: 18-mar-2008
Last update of whois database: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 08:01:19 EDT
They more than likely just forgot to renew their domain name (or had their registrar go out of business, which happens from time to time), so hopefully this should get resolved shortly.

Has anybody heard differently?

[2007-03-23 UPDATE]: Looks like the site's back up. Per Barnaby's comment below, it appears it was just a technical glitch.


Anonymous said...

Reports of our death are, happily, very much exaggerated - as you surmise, it's a domain-registration issue, and we're hoping to have it sorted within the next day or so.

In the meantime editorial staff are biting their nails with frustration on three different continents as our unpublished stories pile up...still, just like Guinness, we promise good things will come to those who wait!


Barnaby Page

Bill Gerba said...

Glad to hear it. I would have been quite surprised and disappointed to hear otherwise :)

Anonymous said...

still, it does not look good if one is not master of his "domain"...