is still down?

Makes domain registrations a bitch.


As near as I can tell, it is part of more generic Beast Coast problems
emanating from Tyson's Corners. Probably exacerbated by less redundant
links during NSI's physical moves.


I find that I can telnet to (port 23, not 43),
type whois, and get connected to their whois server which
answers queries reasonably quickly.

Depends on the time of day. I was reading an article in ?WebWeek? that
said the Internic only has 4 T1s and is planning on an adding a new one.
Only 6 servers and planning on adding several more. All of which are
extremely busy during the day.

Granted, the article was spun as if that is some sort of accomplishment.