[Mailman-Users] Lapsed domain name

Jan Steinman Jan at Bytesmiths.com
Wed Dec 3 18:33:42 CET 2008

> From: "Amos Glenn" <amosglenn at gmail.com>
> ... the group let the domain name lapse and someone
> else now owns the domain name. Thus I can no longer get to the  
> Mailman list
> admin website to turn the list off.
> I contacted the web host and they were "unresponsive."

<rant>Don't get me started on this topic! I have been fighting to  
reinstate a lapsed domain name for one of my clients for a YEAR now!  
The original registrar (RegisterFly -- avoid like the plague!) went  
bankrupt, and they went dark for a couple months, and didn't notify my  
client their name lapsed. Then another registrar took over the name,  
again without notifying the registrant. Now RegisterFly is re-org'd  
and back in business, but they won't reinstate the name, pointing to  
the other registrar (ENOM), who points back. WHAT A MESS!</rant>

Moral of the story, don't EVER let a domain name lapse if you think  
you might want it again. Unless you've got very deep pockets.

> Is there some other way to stop the list?

On the other hand, I'm amazed it is still up and running. I would  
write to the new owners, pointing out that it is in their best  
interest to stop this "parasitic" use of their resources, that they  
are paying for. If that doesn't get results, I'd start slamming the  
list with thousands of messages (yea, I know, unkind to the hapless  
subscribers) in the hope that all the bounces and admin backscatter  
will spur the new domain owner into action.

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