The operations website, airindiaops.com, that Air India has been maintaining for the last 14 years is now down for 17 days.
Reason: The national carrier could not renew the site before the date of expiry, 2013-11-15.
The site, which was the only online source of information regarding crew rostering, training schedule, advisories, announcements etc was a sort of intranet site used religiously by thousands of cabin crew, pilots and ground staff from across the globe. The applications for leave could filed through this site, incidents could be reported and the full duty schedule for the next week could be downloaded.
Now the crew get this pagewhen trying to login.
The re-directed page inserted by the hosting company (Network solutions) now displays advertisements to raise some revenue. The following announcement also is there:
airindiaops.com expired on 11/13/2013 and is pending renewal or deletion.
And now any one can bid for the domain.
Just go to this page.
Minimum bid amount is $647 and starting bid was 69 $USD.
And be quick. The bidding will close on December 18.