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July 27, 2000
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I still haven't gotten my PIN number in the mail from ICANN. Has this happened to anyone else? How am I supposed to put The Head Lemur into office?
posted by CyberPal (7 comments total)

 
Don't rush to try to verify your membership with the PIN number you (eventually) receive. I got my PIN, and have tried to verify the membership on their website over twenty times with no success. Last week, I kept getting server timeouts; this week, I'm getting a purple page with the large-text message "We are sorry. The database is currently overloaded. Please try again when the system is less busy."

This is the group that wants to run the database of all domain names in the world? And they are having problems with keeping their membership database accessible? That's pathetic.
posted by delfuego at 7:38 PM on July 27, 2000


Indeed. I was happy that they were that popular, but I'm rethinking that opinion, slightly...

posted by baylink at 8:00 PM on July 27, 2000


No PIN here either.

To be honest I was surprised to receive the confirmation e-mail, after half an hours of failing to get the sign-up page to submit. It seems strange that they're *constantly* overloaded no matter the time of day.

What are they running their database on? It behaves like their RDBMS is a balding man called Simon who has to jot down transactions with an HB pencil.

posted by BobInce at 5:12 AM on July 28, 2000


Chip in another who's waiting for his Pin. I signed up immediately after you first posted the news the Head Lemur was running.
posted by cCranium at 6:16 AM on July 28, 2000


I've finally got mine, but it took a long time -- many months. Just hang in there -- ICANN's membership department consists of an octagenarian and his faithful Irish Setter, and they're working as fast as they can.
posted by tingley at 8:36 AM on July 28, 2000


Thanks guys, I thought it was just me...
I tried to re-apply yesterday, and got the "System Overloaded" message.

"Octagenarian", "Irish setter"... heh heh. :0)
posted by CyberPal at 10:30 AM on July 28, 2000


Got mine, but sat on the mail for various reasons until today, and registered just fine. I did get a message about system load, though.
posted by dhartung at 10:40 PM on July 28, 2000


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