2:50 PM --
Thanks to an anonymous tip in the message board related to Monday's story on the merger of NexTone Communications Inc. and Reef Point Systems Inc. , I checked out the domain for what could be the name of the combined company: NextPoint Networks. (See NexTone, Reef Point Intro Gateway and NexTone-Reef Point Merger (Still) Coming.)
There's not much at www.nextpointnetworks.com right now -- just a tantalizing "Coming Soon..." But do a quick WHOIS search on "nextpoint," and you find this bit of info:
Domain servers in listed order:
Apparently someone at NexTone thinks this domain is valuable enough to park on the company's nameservers.
What's even better is if you do a WHOIS search for www.nextone.com, and find this registry information:
101 Orchard Ridge Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Both records were updated more than a week ago. So it looks as if NexTone has an overzealous Web admin with some inside info or the power to see into the future.
— Ryan Lawler, Reporter, Light Reading