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Domain name weird status on WhoIs check
Status: clientUpdateProhibited clientTransferProhibited clientDeleteProhibited
adamnichols45




msg:3670361
 12:50 pm on Jun 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

I am dealing with a company who's website has gone offline.

I have done a whois and the data comes back as follows:

Registrar: WEB COMMERCE COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED DBA WEBNIC.CC
Whois Server: whois.webnic.cc
Referral URL: [webnic.cc...]
Name Server: NS1.CNOLNIC.COM
Name Server: NS2.CNOLNIC.COM
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 04-jun-2008
Creation Date: 13-aug-2004
Expiration Date: 13-aug-2009

Any suggestions as to why im seeing this? It was fine last week.

 

bwnbwn




msg:3670425
 2:43 pm on Jun 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

could be they haven't paid their hosting fees Have you contacted the hosting company as to the reason?

adamnichols45




msg:3670443
 3:00 pm on Jun 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

No I thought I would ask on the forum first.

I am none to happy seeing as Im waiting for a rather large order from the company.

Mmmm..

bwnbwn




msg:3670621
 6:23 pm on Jun 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

That doesn't sound none to good to me I would call them right now to see what's up and make sure they are still doing business.

adamnichols45




msg:3671328
 3:52 pm on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

MMmmm.. Well im still getting emails from the company from the actual domain.

But still the website is not online.

I have a bad feeling about this but so far everything has checked out including samples and photos that I have requested.

Romeo




msg:3671369
 4:39 pm on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited

This looks like Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP) Domain Status Codes.
Their RRP Status Code equivalent would be 'REGISTRAR-LOCK', which can be set by the client (registrar) to prevent unauthorized delete/transfer/update attempts and usually is under the control of the domain owner.

Looks OK for me.

Kind regards,
R.

adamnichols45




msg:3671661
 11:18 pm on Jun 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

But why would the domain owner in effect switch of their website and turn away business?

Romeo




msg:3672036
 12:01 pm on Jun 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

But why would the domain owner in effect switch of their website.

The status of a website is independent of the flags set in the domain name registry to protect the domain name.

Perhaps their webserver is broken. Or got hacked. Or their hoster screwed up, or went out of business. Or their DNS provider screwed up (you didn't tell 'how' the site is offline).

Perhaps they had these domain name status flags since
Creation Date: 13-aug-2004
but they just lost their server's hard disk last week.

Seems unrelated to me.

Btw, many active .ORG, .BIZ, .INFO or .NAME domains have at least the
Status: clientTransferProhibited
set.

Kind regards,
R.

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