Tue Oct 2 10:35:25 PDT 2001 — New .info registrations delayed. When the new .info top level domain (TLD) opened up at 1:00PM Pacific on October 1st, the traffic at the registrar was tremendous. So many people were trying to register new .info domains that they were forced to pull the plug due to system instability.
The .info registry should be starting up again soon, but we do not have a schedule at this time. As soon as they are back online, our tools will automatically begin taking new registrations. We will be updating the MOTD as we receive additional information.
Standard domain registrations (.com, .net & .org) have not been affected, and our October promotion offering two years free domain registration (a $50 value) is still available on these domains.
Update: OpenSRS and Afilias have projected that the registry _may_ re-open at 6:00PM Pacific today, October 2nd.
We apologize for the delay! -Chuck and the Sonic.net staff