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Subject: Re: Funny AOL Address
From: Vince Sabio <vince @ humournet . com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 19:07:43 -0400
To: "Mark E. Taylor" <themet @ mindspring . com>
Cc: List-Managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <v03102800afd60334c696 @ [38 . 12 . 200 . 237]>
References: <33AF7D6F . 737B @ mic . dundee . ac . uk>

** Sometime around 19:07 -0400 6/24/97, Mark E. Taylor said:

>Here is one that popped up today:
>
>Chamseli @
 America .
 Online .
 com

Oh, *THIS* is just too amusing:

>Whois: online.com
>CNET, Inc. (ONLINE22-DOM)
>   150 Chestnut Street
>   San Francisco, CA 94111
>   USA
>
>   Domain Name: ONLINE.COM
>
>   Administrative Contact:
>      Barzun, Matthew  (MB1611)  matthew @
 PCFINDER .
 COM
>      (415) 395-7800
>   Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
>      Cnet, Hostmaster  (HC165)  hostmaster @
 CNET .
 COM
>      (415) 395-7805 x569
>   Billing Contact:
>      Payable, Accounts  (AP297)  accounts-payable @
 CNET .
 COM
>      (415) 395-7800
>
>   Record last updated on 29-Jan-97.
>   Record created on 29-Jan-97.
>   Database last updated on 24-Jun-97 05:23:33 EDT.
>
>   Domain servers in listed order:
>
>   NS.CNET.COM                  204.162.80.10
>   KNOCK.SER.BBNPLANET.NET      192.239.16.129
>   NIC.NEAR.NET                 192.52.71.4

Problem is, I was unable to find any MX records for either online.com or
america.online.com -- and america.online.com has no DNS entry, so it's
unresolvable.

Thus, it looks as if the address is bogus.

__________________________________________________________________________
Vince Sabio               HumourNet: <http://www.humournet.com/HumourNet/>
vince @
 humournet .
 com       Stop internet spam/UCE!  <http://www.cauce.org/>

[Note new address: vince @
 humournet .
 com replaces wavelet @
 colossus .
 arl .
 mil]




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