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Sony Forgets To Renew Games Domain Name

Jul 18, 2014
Originally published on July 18, 2014 6:00 am
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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. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.