Things That Make You Go “hmmm…”

Just to toss a few pebbles into the pond and watch the ripples, I’ll suggest that you go visit Network Solutions’ whois server and look up “jessicalynch.org”. You’ll get this:

Domain ID:D95934086-LROR
Domain Name:JESSICALYNCH.ORG
Created On:17-Mar-2003 19:57:52 UTC
Expiration Date:17-Mar-2004 19:57:52 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:R71-LROR
Status:TRANSFER PROHIBITED

which my tinfoil-hat wearing friends have pointed out is five days before she was captured.

I’m sure there is an innocuous explanation (bad record in the database, clock mis-set on a server), but it’ll be a fun thing to talk about at parties!

[Update: I barely had time to get a cup of tea when the conundrum was answered in the comments below. Go to www.missnycity.org. Note the winner’s name…]

2 thoughts on “Things That Make You Go “hmmm…””

  1. Subject: Re: Hi, regarding Jessica Lynch.org

    Please refer to http://www.missnycity.org. I am the Executive Director of the Miss New York City Scholarship Organization an official preliminary competition to Miss America.

    On February 15th a young woman by the name of Jessica Lynch won the title of Miss New York City 2003. As part of my contract with the Miss America organization it is suggested that we buy the domain names of our contestants as to keep anyone from misusing them.

    As stated above my registering of these sites has nothing to do with Jessica Lynch the POW.

    Best,
    Shenan Reed Golimbu

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0304/S00102.htm

    HTH,
    JD

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