outage notice?

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Mon Aug 31 10:53:32 PDT 2015

> On Aug 31, 2015, at 1:28 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
> On Aug 31, 2015, at 11:40 AM, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
>> On Aug 31, 2015, at 12:26 PM, Brandon Allbery wrote:
>>> On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:09 PM, Arno Hautala wrote:
>>>> It might be a good idea to post an outage notice acknowledging this
>>>> issue. Maybe even change all trac links to point to this notice?
>>> You assume we have control over DNS... in fact it's the same folks at MacOSForge who aren't dealing already. :/
>> the domain could be re-pointed though (admin at macosforge.org is the tech contact, but it looks like James Berry is the Admin contact and possibly portmgr is the Registrant).
> Some years ago, DNS control of the MacPorts domains was moved to Mac OS Forge.

the domain registration info says that DNS is provided by Mac OS Forge, but the domain registrant could move that do alternate DNS infrastructure (which is what I was saying).

% whois macports.org
Domain ID: D120126156-LROR
Creation Date: 2006-04-08T18:43:42Z
Updated Date: 2012-03-20T21:07:47Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2017-04-08T18:43:42Z
Sponsoring Registrar:GKG.NET, INC. (R164-LROR)
Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 93
WHOIS Server:
Referral URL:
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited -- http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited -- http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited -- http://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Registrant ID:GKG-C000026899
Registrant Name:Port Mgr
Registrant Organization:MacPorts
Registrant Street: 3448 NW Franklin Ct.
Registrant City:Portland
Registrant State/Province:OR
Registrant Postal Code:97210
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.5039164511
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email:56ec4e70b553fd73139470bcf85cccddb10c90be at whois.gkg.net
Admin ID:GKG-C00002683D
Admin Name:James Berry
Admin Organization:MacPorts
Admin Street: 3448 NW Franklin Ct.
Admin City:Portland
Admin State/Province:OR
Admin Postal Code:97210
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.5039161777
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: +1.5039161778
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email:d63be62e5f3d55d01930cc4e4f04c9f6cf4c251d at whois.gkg.net
Tech ID:GKG-C00002C9E8
Tech Name:Mac OS Forge Administrators
Tech Organization:Apple Inc.
Tech Street: 1 Infinite Loop
Tech City:Cupertino
Tech State/Province:CA
Tech Postal Code:95014
Tech Country:US
Tech Phone:+1.4089961010
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax:
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email:admin at macosforge.org
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> So no, we can't change that, nor do I want to. We simply need the administrator to respond and get the server back online. If there is no response today, I'll find a higher power to appeal to.

… but I agree that it’s best if we can get things working without having to move.

Daniel J. Luke                                                                   
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