The University Of Queensland Forgot To Renew Its Domain Name, The domain name uq.edu.au expired and according to this post was dropped from the .edu.au @ 3:30pm before being registered again 5:30pm.
I don’t however believe it was actually dropped, It most likely went into a redemption period where it sat for 2 hours before being renewed.
It does amaze how a university where some of the brightest people in Australia attend can allow its own domain name to expire, Would you have thought the IT Dept in a university would renew a domain like this for 5 – 10 years at time.
The website has an alexa ranking of 22,208 – meaning thousands of visitors from around the world that visit everyday couldn’t access the site. The university as of 2011 had 45,000 Students leaving them unable to access information online.