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Old 29 March 2002, 03:09   #13
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Originally posted by Frederic
As I am looking for a host for my website, jmmijo, whats a cyber squatter?
Well chuckles has got it pretty much, what you have to remember is that once you register a domain name you pay for 2 years up front, once this expires it's a once a year renewal. But here's the trick, you have to remember the expiration date otherwise these freakin' squatters will grab it and like Chuckles says, they will sell it back to you for a premium. My thinking is that there should be an easier way to get what was once yours back, for instance Internic or the Registrar you initially used, should allow for some time to renew your domain. In this case the owner of the domain neglected to keep his contact info updated so when the registrar notified him via email it probably bounced

EDIT: as a side note, this is some info on, note the updated info happening just today! I'd say that RCK is doing a good job keeping the domain info up to date

Domain Name: ABIME.NET
Whois Server:
Referral URL:
Name Server: NS1.ABIME.NET
Updated Date: 09-mar-2002

>>> Last update of whois database: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 17:07:23 EST <<<

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