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Someone forgot to renew ABS-CBNNews.com?

Several emails I received the other day pointed to ABS-CBNNews.com with an expired landing page for Network Solutions. Someone must have forgotten to renew their domain.

A quick WHOIS on the domain revealed some clues:

Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
Referral URL: http://www.networksolutions.com
Name Server: NS.ABS-CBN.COM
Name Server: NS2.ABS-CBN.COM
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Updated Date: 02-aug-2008
Creation Date: 27-jul-1998
Expiration Date: 26-jul-2009


Indeed, the domain abs-cbnnews.com was up for expiration last July 26, 2008. It is possible nobody noticed this and when the expiration elapsed, it usually takes 5 to 7 days for the Registrar’s landing page to take over (in this case, that of Network Solutions).

According to the records, the domain’s WHOIS was updated in August 2, 2008. This could be the time when the domain renewal was implemented.

What puzzles me is why wouldn’t ABS CBN just extend the renewal of the domain for at least 10 years. That would have just cost them a couple hundred dollars.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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19 Responses

  1. James Sarmiento says:

    I though I was alone on seeing the expired ABS-CBN news and thought it was due to my ISP.

    Interestingly, it gives me an idea that their feed is stored elsewhere or perhaps Google have a special technology in fetching stories to news.google.com . If you search on Google news for “abs-cbn”, stories are still registering even if it’s just 1 hour or a few minutes ago even when ABS-CBN News website’s expiration notice already showed up Saturday night.

  2. issai says:

    it’s easy to overlook, like the manager who took home an xbox that was used as a server. their school site went down, or part of it. maybe because nobody knows where anything is. and maybe they have bad communication within the company. hehe. just a hunch.

  3. Xeltran says:

    Well, it’s working now. :)

  4. randell says:

    Maybe they didn’t know. LOL

  5. Goe D says:

    What a news! They are focusing much on the news and forgot about the tech part. I dunno if ABS has a log of their domains or there is some dept that take care of it. Ano ba yan! He he. just some tot!

  6. Jan Alvin says:

    siguro may mas malalim pa dito na hindi natin alam.

  7. anonymous says:

    Expiration Date: 26-jul-2009?

    It’s states that its about to expire in 2009. Is it 2008 or 2009?

  8. grade a says:

    Oh no. must have been a fault from the guys in charge for the domain renewal.

  9. Jeffrey says:

    Maybe the in-charge recently resigned to look for a company that pays better. :P

  10. jhay says:

    Oh well, sh*t happens. LOL

  11. Gee Please says:

    Should have activated auto notification for expiring domains, or even activated auto-renewal… Generally it’s an internal staff fault, and I guess he must be sweating bullets at the time… lol!

  12. yuga says:

    @anonymous – it expired July 26, 2008. They renewed in August 2, 2008. New expiration is July 26, 2009.

  13. sultanjr says:

    It’s still not up. Strangely, http://www.jkontherun.com is having the same problem…

  14. Brillig says:

    There now are two different ABS-CBN news websites up, the old “http://www.abs-cbnnews.com”, and the new “http://news.abs-cbn.com”.

    Both sites have more or less the same content, but different designs.

  15. barry says:

    Maybe they didn’t know. LOL

  16. regiemon says:

    oic should be blame.

  17. otoyreyes says:

    geeez what if somebody registered abs-cbn.com kaya ano and sell the domain name to them..

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