Fixed: .org whois server is not responding

I just tried to check whois details for a .org domain and it seems that the .org whois server is down and is not responding.

A whois search at PIR, the .org registry, whois search webpage at http://pir.org/services/whois/ returns an error:

Error: No results retrieved from
whois2.publicinterestregistry.net server for ******.org
domain!

Other online whois services return similar errors:

Connect failed to: org.whois-servers.net

A whois search for the domain name pir.org at DomainTools.com provided a cached whois record and an error message:

Viewing a cached Whois record
The Whois registry responsible for this domain name did not provide 
a valid Whois record. The cached record shown here was current 
on 01/11/2014. Please check back later for any updates.
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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

4 comments

  1. This was the result of 4 hour of scheduled downtime from PIR. They alerted all accredited registrars. They completed the maintenance about 25 minutes ago.

  2. Something strange happen at that Registrar

    I know a domain expired in 2007, yes, 2007 is the expiration year appearing in the WHOIS, but you can’t register it.

    I asked explanations more times during the last years to them and ICANN but I never received a reply. Anyway this time will be different: I will require at least an explanation and if they don’t give me that domain I will send all the screen shots and page saved to a few thousands of blogs and newspapers.

    Has anyone ever seen such a thing (a normail domain which seems not reserved by the Registrar but is unregistrable) ?

  3. whois.pir.org server is not responding its just pulling not found could you give solution for .org server

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