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rcomp.co.uk falls off the net

By Chris Williams. Published: 20th Aug 2003, 20:22:05 | Permalink | Printable

Let's hope it had a parachute

Touch some wood, rub your lucky coin and say a prayer for rcomp.co.uk. Software publisher R-Comp are currently blaming Nominet and their domain provider for the unexpected disappearance of their domain name.

R-Comp emailed us earlier today to say they're trying to find out how this mess occurred and that rcomp.co.uk should be back with us in time for the weekend - but only if we think happy thoughts, we would imagine.

In the mean time, you can email R-Comp or visit their webpages via the rcomp.demon.co.uk domain.



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Lets hope it does not cost Rcomp to much money.

 is a RISC OS UserRevin Kevin on 20/8/03 10:49PM
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whois says that rcomp.co.uk is currently in the renewal process. There is a known bug in Nominet's whois server about the renewal date of domains that are in this state (it adds two years to them). It looks as if the registrar that R-Comp used made the cock up. Anybody know who it was, before it was detagged?

If Andrew's listening, Pepperfish would be happy to do your web hosting and organise your domain renewals automagically in future. :) </plug>

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 20/8/03 11:20PM
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We used NetNames back in 1996/1997 I think. It's a long time ago! Been no problems since then. We're supposed to be paid up til 2005 so....

 is a RISC OS Userarawnsley on 21/8/03 10:16AM
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Time for a relaunch / new image?

-- God Save the Queen

 is a RISC OS UserAW on 21/8/03 1:44PM
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AndrewR> In view of the recent <a href="[link]">MSN use/license hassle</a> will Grapevine support the 'jabber' protocol and/or attempt to license use of the MSN servers for Grapevine users?

 is a RISC OS Userpiemmm on 22/8/03 7:48AM
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g0tai - We have a full-time programmer working on GV, and several months set aside for GV development. We have to fill it with something ;-)

 is a RISC OS Userarawnsley on 22/8/03 10:49AM
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The developers of Gaim, an open source instant messenger client, have spoken about the MSN thing..


They reckon using anoter protocol is an acceptable resolution to MS forcing people to use v8+ of the MSN protocol.

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 22/8/03 8:13PM
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Just to let people know, www.rcomp.co.uk seems to be back in action.

I haven't tested email yet, but I assume that since the web mappings are now restored, the email ones will be too.

 is a RISC OS Userarawnsley on 23/8/03 7:10PM
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That is good new then. :) -- British by birth English by the Grace of God. [link]

 is a RISC OS UserRevin Kevin on 25/8/03 4:34PM
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