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I understand this site assays Y2K readiness through analysis of publicly available documents. href="

Just now it's not available, with an explanatory message replacing the home page:

Due to a sudden substantial increase in demand, the page you requested is temporarily unreachable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please bookmark this page and come back soon in the next few days to review crucial information regarding the Y2K status of various banks, utility companies and others, as well as to create and edit your own Year 2000 "personal profile".

The Team

-- Tom Carey (, February 04, 1999


Yes-----very interesting Tom. I accessed the site a week ago, and I could get to the electric utilities page ----but then it locked up and would not let me get to the bank page where it reported on the banks. I sent message to the site manager-----and got back some goobly gook that didn't make any sense to me and was told to try later. I tried later, even the next two days, and finally gave up. I see now by your post that it's all the way down. Explain. Have the troopers pulled the plug you think? Wow!


-- Snooper (, February 04, 1999.

Sounds to me more like a load-handling problem for them. They have most likely brought the site down temporarily in order to upgrade/restructure. Sounds like they at least intend to try getting it running again.

-- Arnie Rimmer (, February 04, 1999.

Naw ... probably just lousy webmastering or a need to change ISP's. See details on the domain holder through the publicly available Internic Who Is database. Interesting location though. -- Diane

Proma Creative Solutions Ltd. (2000AMISAFE-DOM)
157 Arlozorov st.
Tel Aviv, 64922

Domain Name: 2000AMISAFE.COM

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
Magen, Eyal (EM4477) eyal@2000AMISAFE.COM
+972 50 473 163
Billing Contact:
Plivatsky, Amir (AP53) amir@ACTCOM.CO.IL

Record last updated on 01-Oct-98.
Database last updated on 3-Feb-99 04:12:56 EST.

Domain servers in listed order:


The InterNIC Registration Services database contains ONLY non-military and non-US Government Domains and contacts.

Other associated whois servers:

American Registry for Internet Numbers -
European IP Address Allocations -
Asia Pacific IP Address Allocations -
US Military -
US Government -

-- Diane J. Squire (, February 04, 1999.

This really is a small world. The /wis directory obviously has nothing to do with Wisconsin. If this site becomes available again, it bears watching.

I hadn't seen the Internic at work before -- very impressive! Thanks, Diane--

-- Tom Carey (, February 04, 1999.

Thanks for the site Tom. I just came from there and found that my bank is very good, my car is iffy, my phone company is toast, and my utility company non-existent. Wow.

-- gilda jessie (, February 04, 1999.

11:15 PM 4 Feb 1999 -- just tried it again myself. Got to the home page. Several enterprise categories are shown as links. The instruction is to "select" those I'm interested in, and click on a button labeled "personal risk". Can't select links, can only open them, one at a time. Click on "Banks." New page opens, showing choice of state or initial letter. Select a letter, the wheels spin for a while, and a blank page is the outcome. Period. Either the site design is flawed, or the server is swamped. (7AM in Israel shouldn't be that busy--?) I'll try again tomorrow.

-- Tom Carey (, February 04, 1999.

Here is a snip from Houston Light and Power:

In order to assist in preparing for and mitigating the foregoing scenarios, the Company intends to complete all Year 2000 remediation and testing activity by the end of the third quarter of 1999. In addition, the Company has initiated Year 2000 communications with significant customers, key vendors, service suppliers and other parties material to the Company's operations and is diligently monitoring the progress of such third parties' Year 2000 projects. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company cautions that (i) the nature of testing is such that it cannot comprehensively address all future combinations of dates and events and (ii) it is impossible for the Company to assess with precision or certainty the compliance of third parties with Year 2000 remediation efforts. For these reasons, the Company intends to revise and expand its various disaster recovery, business continuation and emergency operations plans to address specific Year 2000 contingencies (including those discussed above) and alternatives in the event that Year 2000 failures of automatic systems and equipment occur. This contingency planning is still in the preliminary phase, however, final Year 2000 specific plans are scheduled to be completed prior to mid-year 1999. Due to the speculative and uncertain nature of contingency planning, there can be no assurance that such plans actually will be sufficient to reduce the risk of material impacts on the Company's operations due to Year 2000 issues.

-- Gayla Dunbar (, February 05, 1999.

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