[thelist] Taking over a now defunct site...

C Williams seahorse at inreach.com
Fri Jan 4 11:35:34 CST 2002

You will need to modify the template and this procedure is becoming more
obscure as the web grows.  I just looked up
some of the info on how to do this as my bookmarks are on a different
machine.  I came across some links, but not the correct ones.  It appears to
me that the 'authorized registrars' are in control of this, so you have to
pick one to use.  They are also charging fees to do this.  This is
interesting to me, as I haven't transfered any of our domain names in a long

Good article explaining this:

Good list of authorized registrars for domain names:

Good link for explaining the whois database:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Walter Mistak" <mwmistak at ofmanyhats.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 7:21 AM
Subject: [thelist] Taking over a now defunct site...

> I have been tasked with taking over a site that has now
> been defunct for approx. a year.  I will not be using any
> of the original graphics, code, or even the same host as
> the previous webmaster.  The only think worth keeping is
> the old domain name.
> My problem no one seems to know how to update the Domain
> Name to point at the host I selected.  This usually isn't
> a problem since 90% of domain names are registered through
> NetSol (now Verisign). Unfortunately this domain name isn't.
> When I search the WhoIS Database I get the following information
> about the Registrar:
> Registrar: NIC SERVICES
> I can't seem to find this on any registrar list...
> Does anyone know if this is part of some other company?
> Michael W. Mistak
> President, Western Wayne County Young Democrats
> Communications Director, Michigan Young Democrats
> http://www.mi-youngdems.org
> mwmistak at ofmanyhats.com
> AIM Screenname: mwmistak
> cell: 734-673-6194
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