Don’t try to lookup hotel information at RenaissanceHollywood.com — it’s expired.
[Update: the hotel has renewed the domain name and it is now resolving.] A few minutes ago I was looking up information about the hotel for this week’s DOMAINfest Conference in Hollywood. I googled “renaissance hollywood” and the first result was for www.renaissancehollywood.com. I clicked through the result and was surprised to see this:
Yes, that’s a Network Solutions “expired domain” page. According to the notice on the top of the page, RenaissanceHollywood.com expired on 1/19 and is pending renewal or deletion.
Especially since the hotel is about to host hundreds of domainers in a few days, I recommend the folks at DomainSponsor help the hotel renew its domain name.
Vivian, DOMAINfest Team says
Wow- good catch, Andrew. We’ll let the hotel know. In the meantime, if anyone needs to book a room at the Renaissance for DOMAINfest, here’s an alternative link: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxrh-renaissance-hollywood-hotel-and-spa/?groupCode=domdoma&app=resvlink
“Don’t try to lookup hotel information at RenaissanceHollywood.com”
This is comic as you indirectly admit that when a domain is parked the information it provides is useless and there is no interest to type-in!
One of the advertiser links is Hotel.Guide-1.net, which is….drumroll…..another parked page.
Andrew Allemann says
Francois – the difference here is that this is essentially a trademark name. If it were something generic – like HollywoodHotels.com, then the pay-per-click links would provide value.
Checking the Whois, it looks like they’ve renewed the domain name. However, they’ve only renewed for a year till 2010! Maybe you could all chip in when you’re down there and help them afford to renew for a whole 5 or 10 years! My main company domain (which I cannot afford to lose) is always renewed 5 years ahead…
I noticed this last night when trying to go to the hotel’s website. I had to go to Marriot.com through the link on DomainFest.com’s site. How Ironic!