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Drop cycle

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  1. Siusaidh United Kingdom

    Siusaidh Active Member

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    This all has to change. It is no way to run a Registry. It's insanity.
     
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  3. Ben Thomas

    Ben Thomas Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Seen Dropped.uk have published this:

    What the hell exactly is Nominet doing? They're really starting to grind my gears. There's no notification from Nominet about this at all.
     
  4. Hay

    Hay Active Member Exclusive Member

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    I suspect nominet might have just released Tuesday 10th domains on Monday 9th while they carry out maintenance therefore Wednesday 11th should go back to normal.. i doubt they will bring every day forward but today will show... if we start seeing Wednesday 11ths domains dropping today (Tuesday 10th) then we know we are in for a ball ache... Webhound spotted this early today and cleaned up, snooze you loose i guess!
     
  5. RobM

    RobM Retired Member

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    105 dropped so far from 11th so looks like a ball ache. I've modified the chasers to go after the next days as well. Nominet said domains were dropping normally after 90 days lol. So I think they are happy in their ignorance as they don't really seem to know how the drops *should* work letalone why they are not working that way.
    *edit - yep chasers picking up domains from tomorrow now.
     
  6. Hay

    Hay Active Member Exclusive Member

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    Tomorrow being the 10th or 11th?
     
  7. RobM

    RobM Retired Member

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    Domains that were meant to drop on 11th dropping today. Not much left for 10th as they dropped yesterday. We're a day out at the moment it seems - monitoring domains dropping on 12th and no changes. It was said earlier in the thread we have this until Thursday so I'm not messing about altering lists for now. Basically all chasers are chasing and ukbackorder is running so I'll keep a watch.
     
  8. Hay

    Hay Active Member Exclusive Member

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    Yeah agreed
     
  9. timter51

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    Christ, what a crock.
     
  10. super-whois United Kingdom

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    These are the number of domains that were suspended from the zone files (therefore their nameservers were removed):
    Code:
    +------------+---------------------------+
    | Date       | Number of domains removed |
    +------------+---------------------------+
    | 2019-10-08 |                      7713 |
    | 2019-10-09 |                     14722 |
    | 2019-10-10 |                      6067 |
    | 2019-10-11 |                       771 |
    | 2019-10-12 |                      6267 |
    +------------+---------------------------+
    
     
  11. Siusaidh United Kingdom

    Siusaidh Active Member

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    So basically the usual overall number of domains involved and normal service looks like it would be resumed w.e.f. the names suspended on 12th October?
     
  12. stitchbob

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    Looks like Mark Adams' strategy of spamming the droplists has come back to bite him, he's lost a few domains and lost the aging on a load more because they dropped before his last minute renewal.
     
  13. Hay

    Hay Active Member Exclusive Member

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    Mark yesterday evening...

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    Lovekraft Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I feel slightly bad because it looks like some of the domains I picked up yesterday were Marks. But they were sitting there free to register, I didn't even drop catch them.
     
  15. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    I've seen Nominet reverse drops in the past and revert them back to the old registrant, be interesting to see what happens in this instance
     
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    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    If something is valuable why would you leave it till same dy as drop to renew ? Anything i'm missing ? Woudnt wish it on anyone, but seems strange.
     
  17. stitchbob

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    Advertising. People see them on the droplist, want them, make him an offer when they inevitably miss it. I assume it must be successful enough to make it worth his while.
     
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    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Aaaah! Okay. That makes sense.
     
  19. Ben Thomas

    Ben Thomas Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Also, why renew until you really, really have to. Cashflow is king.
     
  20. dropped.uk

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    This is a permanent change where deletion dates changed from 91 to 90 days (post expiry) silently on 10th September maintenance.

    I've picked through and pulled together details on all domains that have been suspended/dropped on my TAGs and it's not going to revert, as I can see the dates for domains scheduled to drop in January still at 90 days post expiry.

    We're now running at 90 days and not 91, hence why yesterday I updated all drop lists, backorders and put the message up on the account dashboard advising of the change.
     
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  21. RobM

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    Yeah looks that way. I'm getting notifications from nominet that domains will be cancelled in 7 days that were in 8 days under the 'old' system. Got to love nominet though saying all along that nothing has changed and it's still 90 days (which it's never been before) after expiry. Insinuating that we've all been wrong for nearly 2 decades.
     
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