Re: [NTISP] Command line WHOIS

Randall Hixson ( )
Tue, 22 Dec 1998 16:58:25 -0500

At 04:49 PM 12/22/98 -0500, you wrote:

>>Is there a way to determine when the InterNIC will release "onhold" domains?
>>Any way to make them do a particular domain any faster?
>Nope -- they're completely random about it. My experience is between 30
>and 120 days, at random, which is why I devised my NT Scheduler job to
>"watch" such domains as needed.

We had our eyes on a domain for months, and one day I saw that it was
on-hold. I called InterNIC, asked about it, and was told to check back
soon. It became available a few hours later. I have a feeling that the
process is expedited if someone professes an interest in it.


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