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compaq.com no longer resolveable
From: Rodney Joffe <rjoffe () centergate com>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2000 21:34:20 -0700

For those of you who may have missed it, it appears that compaq.com has
disappeared from the .com root. Not only a.root, but f.gtld etc...

[rjoffe () zephyr rjoffe]$ dig @a.root-servers.net compaq.com

; <<>> DiG 8.1 <<>> @a.root-servers.net compaq.com 
; (1 server found)
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 10
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
;;      compaq.com, type = A, class = IN

COM.                    1D IN SOA       A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
hostmaster.internic.NET. (
                                        2000060700      ; serial
                                        30M             ; refresh
                                        15M             ; retry
                                        1W              ; expiry
                                        1D )            ; minimum

;; Total query time: 97 msec
;; FROM: centergate.com to SERVER: a.root-servers.net
;; WHEN: Wed Jun  7 21:31:40 2000
;; MSG SIZE  sent: 28  rcvd: 105

It appears not to be a payment problem...

$ swhois compaq.com
Query:     compaq.com
Registry:  whois.networksolutions.com

Compaq Computer Corporation (COMPAQ-DOM)
   20555 State Highway 249, M020303
   Houston, TX 77070

   Domain Name: COMPAQ.COM


   Record last updated on 15-May-2000.
   Record expires on 21-Apr-2001.
   Record created on 20-Apr-1995.
   Database last updated on 7-Jun-2000 15:54:38 EDT.

   Domain servers in listed order:


I found a recursive server with the ttl not yet expired showing 

C:\>nslookup www.compaq.com
Server:  vnsc-pri.sys.gtei.net

DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    www.compaq.com

You may want to warn your customer service reps... and use
Rodney Joffe
CenterGate Research Group, LLC.
"Technology so advanced, even we don't understand it!"(SM)

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