Definitions for "INTERREGNUM"
The period during which a monarchical country is governed by a warm spot on the cushion of the throne. The experiment of letting the spot grow cold has commonly been attended by most unhappy results from the zeal of many worthy persons to make it warm again.
The time during which a throne is vacant between the death or abdication of a sovereign and the accession of his successor.
Any period during which, for any cause, the executive branch of a government is suspended or interrupted.
Keywords:  rupert, offline, below, ownership, due
the time h2g2 was offline due to a change of ownership - also known as Rupert (see below).