In what looks to be a really odd situation, the website islandcrisis.net is reporting that the government of Mauritius did not pay their bill for the domain name gov.mu. So now it is going to be auctioned off. The domain supposedly gets 500,000 to 1,100,000 queries a day. The government moved on to govmu.org.
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The Internet Direct Limited (IDL), the company that is behind the deactivation of gov.mu, stated that the Mauritian government did not pay its bills, and as a consequence, they had to take the necessary measures. The costs that have remained unpaid amount to hundreds of millions of rupees. IDL also pointed that they had extended a number of deadlines for the payment of the bills.