The hoopla gets deeper.
June 11, 2002 11:30 AM   Subscribe

The hoopla gets deeper. Upon learning that "Sarah Hubert" was a non-person, registrar AITDomains simply canceled the registration to, releasing it into the wild, where it was picked up by someone from Taiwan. They gave no notice to Leslie or anyone else that I can tell, so that she had no opportunity to grab the name back for herself.
posted by mikewas (7 comments total)
Farking idiots. I can't believe that they didn't contact Leslie (or her lawyer) given that someone stole the domain from her.

You would think that AITDomains would want to help clear up the situation in order to prevent a negative backlash because of Leslie's hellish experience. The have no business sense (or common sense) at all.
posted by jennak at 11:59 AM on June 11, 2002

AIT is a strange company, dig deeper. I posted a link about them once but caught flack over my being a web host as well.
posted by rotifer at 12:27 PM on June 11, 2002

We're still feigning outrage over this?

The horror... The horror.
posted by Dark Messiah at 3:20 PM on June 11, 2002

Why feigning? Are we not allowed to be outraged by such ineptitude and the fact that Leslie got screwed out her domain name?
posted by UnReality at 8:29 PM on June 11, 2002

Yeah, who's feigning? This is ridiculous—it just went from bad to worse. What exactly is involved in becoming an ICANN certified registrar? The whole thing stinks.
posted by barkingmoose at 9:11 PM on June 11, 2002

AIT is a strange company, dig deeper.

Deep throat? Is that you?
posted by jaden at 9:33 PM on June 11, 2002

Alas, probably all we can do is pay The Man to snag our domains back for us. If this happens to anyone in future, I would say this is an action of perhaps not first, but certainly early resort.

I believe there are other such services, but I don't know specifically. Ideally, some ISP with second-tier registrar tendrils and a good-citizenship outlook could set this up to be done at cost.
posted by dhartung at 12:36 AM on June 12, 2002

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