Castle ditch castle.uk.coBy Chris Williams. Published: 18th Feb 2003, 13:06:47 | Permalink | Printable
It's all in the iyonix.comWhile hunting for news last night we stumbled across a story revealing that all 8000 odd .uk.co domains had been "switched off", effectively evicting businesses and websites from the 'net. The RISC OS connection here is that this domain culling does affect RISC OS hardware developer Castle "castle.uk.co" Technology (as Slashdot is so quick to remind us) however Castle has swiftly emailed us with new contact and website details. So it's all good. It's ironic that Castle's website survived a jolly hard slashdotting but in the end, died to an administrative and bureaucratic war of words.
It's all come about because the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia (the .co administrator) has fallen out with the .uk.co administrator Net Registrar Ltd. during arrangements to sell off the domain. As such, the plug was pulled on the domain and all .uk.co sites are now toast, gone the way of the Pheobe. So, it's pretty newsworthy stuff although after reading theregister.co.uk's take last night, we concluded that it'll be solved within a day or two and we can look forward to highlighting the glitch in a round up. How wrong we were as we discover this morning that not only have iconbar.com smugly snapped it up, but also my-"we update once in a blue moon when the sea turns purple"-riscos.co.uk too. We're slipping, fire that editor and get me a new one. Stat.
To the point, Castle have bunged us a statement informing us that they've abandonned their old castle.uk.co address and are now using their Iyonix website as their central web presence. This is on top of reports that the (perhaps) unofficial www.castle-technology.co.uk url also redirects to their website. But let's not confuse the issue with facts; you can reach Castle via the following:
- Sales Email
- Support Email
- www.iyonix.com with the original Castle website mirror at www.iyonix.com/castle/
Castle advise you to update your bookmarks.
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