OT: totalnic.net?

Anyone know what's up with Registrar services from totalnic.net (AU)? We
had a client register a domain with them a couple days ago. That new
domain was working yesterday, but has since disappeared from the gtld
root servers.

The domain totalnic.net is itself missing from gtld roots (whois shows
their own domain is paid through 2010).

So, if a given Registrar were suffering a complete loss of connectivity,
would that affect their entries at the gtld roots? Or is this more
likely a result of some type of dispute/unpaid bills with ICANN?

TIA,

Mike

Anyone know what's up with Registrar services from totalnic.net (AU)? We

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likely a result of some type of dispute/unpaid bills with ICANN?

Capital Networks is still listed as accredited registrar:

http://www.icann.org/registrars/accredited-list.html

And the domain works fine for me.

Here's what totalnic had to say about the outage: