Imagine our surprise when we were told by readers that 2600.com no longer belongs to 2600.com! That's the nightmare that we were greeted with on Friday due to a bizarre foulup with Network Solutions.
We don't know the details yet. But our domain apparently expired without any notification, paper or electronic, being sent to us. Current whois information lists the owner of the domain as follows:
NB Productions (2600-N10-DOM)
PO Box 4496
Manassas, VA 20108
Domain Name: 2600.COM
Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Billing Contact:
Webmaster (WE8176-ORG) info@NBPRODUCTIONS.COM
Record last updated on 10-May-2001.
Record expires on 10-May-2002.
Record created on 10-May-2001.
Database last updated on 11-May-2001 03:44:00 EDT.
Domain servers in listed order:
We don't know anything about these people or what their intentions are. We do know that we never authorized any sort of a transfer and that we were never notified of any unpaid bill that might have resulted in the domain becoming available.
We are currently working with Network Solutions to resolve this problem. However, in the event that things don't go smoothly, we are advising readers to use our www.2600.net or www.2600.org addresses as a backup as www.2600.com will begin to stop working.