Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.221.136.62

Forum Moderators: buckworks & webwork

Message Too Old, No Replies

Domain name weird status on WhoIs check

Status: clientUpdateProhibited clientTransferProhibited clientDeleteProhibited

     
12:50 pm on Jun 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 16, 2004
posts:946
votes: 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.

2:43 pm on June 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member bwnbwn is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Oct 25, 2005
posts:3551
votes: 23


could be they haven't paid their hosting fees Have you contacted the hosting company as to the reason?
3:00 pm on June 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 16, 2004
posts:946
votes: 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..

6:23 pm on June 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member bwnbwn is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Oct 25, 2005
posts:3551
votes: 23


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.
3:52 pm on June 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 16, 2004
posts:946
votes: 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.

4:39 pm on June 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 28, 2002
posts:505
votes: 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.

11:18 pm on June 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 16, 2004
posts:946
votes: 0


But why would the domain owner in effect switch of their website and turn away business?
12:01 pm on June 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 28, 2002
posts:505
votes: 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.

 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members