Sony Forgets To Renew Games Domain Name

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The lapse temporarily knocked out online games like Everquest and Landmark. Sony says it's possible the expiration notices were sent to the wrong email.


And now to today's last word in Business, which is shutdown.


That's what happened to Sony's popular online gaming service Tuesday morning after the company forgot to renew a key domain name.

GREENE: This domain name was for the site The lapse temporarily knocked out online games like "EverQuest" and "Landmark."

INSKEEP: OK, so how did they forget? Well, Sony says it's possible that expiration notices were sent to the wrong email.

GREENE: And when explaining the error on Twitter, the president of Sony Online Entertainment said, and we are quoting here...


GREENE: Nice. That's the...

INSKEEP: That's the whole thing.

GREENE: That's the quote. That's the end of it.

INSKEEP: That's a good corporate speech, I think...

GREENE: If only quotes were always that short. That's the Business News from NPR News, I'm David Greene.

INSKEEP: I'm Steve Inskeep.

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