Error 404: BCCI website down after failure to renew domain name
The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) website — http://www.bcci.tv — was down for 24 hours and officers couldn’t use their e mail to talk after the domain name was not renewed on time. The website hosts official scoreboards, archives, photographs and movies. Bids starting from $69 to $260 had sprung up for the domain name, including to the board’s embarrassment.
It was solely on Sunday night time that the website was up and operating and officers may entry their e mail accounts.
According to a prime BCCI official, the domain is within the name of former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, who has fallen out with the BCCI. On realising that the website was down, BCCI officers tried to get it again up as quickly as they might.
“The BCCI spoke to representatives of the entity through which the domain name is registered, when the site and emails were down. They told us that there was some issue and the domain registrars couldn’t accept credit card payment. They told us the matter would be resolved soon,” a BCCI official stated. The BCCI official clarified that an enterprise had been given within the Bombay High Court that they (registrant) wouldn’t do something to cease utilization by BCCI and proceed dealing with the fee half.
BCCI and Modi have been estranged since 2010 after the previous Rajasthan Cricket Association chief was suspended on 22 costs. He was subsequently banned for all times in 2013 and just lately Modi fully give up cricket administration.
After the board’s website was not renewed, the domain registrars Register.com and Namejet.com had put the website up for public bidding.
BCCI earns $405 million from the ICC and just lately signed a profitable TV rights cope with Star Sports for Rs 16,347.5 crore or $2.55 billion.
As per the website’s registration particulars, the registrant is Lalit Modi with the organisation being Modi Enterprises (owned by Modi himself). The administrative info additionally factors to Modi Entertainment because the organisation related to the domain.
Incidentally, the official website for the IPL, iplt20.com, was additionally registered within the name of Lalit Modi earlier than its possession was transferred.