Tue, 27 Sep 2005 15:39:49 -0400
On Wednesday, September 21, 2005 05:36:24 PM +0100 ed
> On Wed, 21 Sep 2005 16:18:38 +0100
> Chris Crowther <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Probably because Transarc doesn't exist anymore. Even the
>> for transarc under ibm.com is gone. It's formally IBM Pittsburgh
>> Labs, as far as I know.
> Isn't a domain name classed as assets though?
This question is so vaguely phrased as to be meaningless, but...
Domain names are not property and cannot be owned.
> The domain itself hasn't yet expired since 1989, I guess they must have
> sold it rather than let it expire, or the registrar sold it prior to
I'm not sure how you get "hasn't expired since 1989". The record was
_created_ in 1989; that doesn't mean it hasn't ever been expired in the
time since then. However, the system currently in place allows for a
registrar to reassign a name with essentially no grace period, once it
Had I known IBM was uninterested in maintaining the transarc.com domain and
making it point someplace useful, I would have done something about it. I
doubt they resold it directly, based on the hoops we had to go through a
few years ago to get central.org transferred.
-- Jeffrey T. Hutzelman (N3NHS) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sr. Research Systems Programmer
School of Computer Science - Research Computing Facility
Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA