[thelist] whois and locked

Nan Harbison nan at nanharbison.com
Tue Oct 6 09:26:50 CDT 2009

I don't know whether this is still true, but a few years ago, I had a domain
name transferred to my client's account from the account of a person who did
the website originally and wasn't interested in continuing. It was unlocked
and then transferred, and it turns out when you do that, the domain name
can't have any changes to it for 6 months! So I couldn't point it to new
hosting servers. We had to choose a new domain name until that one could be
changed. So just a caveat, if this is still true, change the nameservers
before you transfer the domain name.


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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Bob Meetin
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 7:56 PM
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Subject: Re: [thelist] whois and locked

Phil et al,

If I had made voice recordings of me spelling out and enunciating the new
nameserver names to at least 4 technicians (in addition to the email I sent)
then it would be a very long recording.

Just to be sure I contacted hostgator on Sunday and verified with them that
everything was right with the new nameservers. Never had a problem before

It was the last CB technician who said that it will not work because of the
lock, thus prompting me to ask them to reverse the changes.  Did they do, as
you almost suggested, turn the old off at CBeyond only, but without genuine
access to update the nameservers.  I rarely see changes take as much as 24
hours and commonly overnight. 60 hours is a lot.

When I've done this with Tucows, GoDaddy or NetworkSolutions in the past I
haven't run into this much time to propagate nor the confusing messages from
the tech crew.

The client wants to keep his email hosted at CB but only move webhosting.
In advance I updated the MX records at hostgator so that this would work.


Sales @ Lycosa wrote:
>> They told him no problem, all that was needed was the new nameservers. 
> That sounds like a simple re-point to the new hosting rather than 
> transfer of the domain. The website could have disappeared if a)the 
> new nameservers were entered incorrectly, b)the new nameservers are 
> not configured properly or c)the current hosting was turned off before 
> the DNS had time to propagate ('they said I was impatient').
> For a thorough examination of the DNS, try dnsstuff.com ( my affiliate 
> link is http://www.dnsstuff.com/amember/go.php?r=171169&i=b4 ). This 
> might help identify what the dns is up to, if not the domain lock.
> Phil

Bob Meetin

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