UPDATE: RI Future Back On Line
It appears as if Brian Hull has maneuvered through the interwebs chaos and got RI Future back on line and functional (it was up earlier, but the links weren’t working). An A+ for perseverance to Brian and here’s guessing you’ll be moving from the “Not” column soon.
On another note, an ISP-centric blog clarifies what really goes on (and takes both Ted Nesi–who already ran with the following–and myself to task):
Liberal blog RIfuture.org let its domain name expire on February 24. As is standard practice, domain registrar eNom replaced the DNS for the domain and pointed it to a parked page….
“It will come back,” Hull said. “There’s just some issues I need to try and work out with it.”
“Some issues” means Hull needs to pay his bill. Which isn’t mentioned anywhere in the article.
It’s also inaccurate that eNom now owns the domain through February 2012. The domain is actually in “Auto Renew Period”, which means the .org registry tacked a year onto the expiration date, not eNom.
Another political blog states:
It’s going on 5 days (or so) since RIFuture.org was “taken over” by one of those ISP vultures.
Now, that’s not to say that eNom won’t eventually take this domain and keep it in its portfolio. But don’t blame eNom right now — blame the guy who forgot to renew his domain name.
I don’t know, still sounds kind of vulturish to me. Anyway, glad this is all straightened out.