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flip.uk - .UK Domain Auctions and Marketplace

Discussion in 'Domain Tools' started by lazarus, May 3, 2020.

  1. super-whois United Kingdom

    super-whois Active Member

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    Looks good, but could you please remove ns2.flip.uk, as it has the same address as ns1.flip.uk, and you don't have to have two nameservers (they should be separate for resilience).
     
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  3. Ben Thomas

    Ben Thomas Well-Known Member

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    True. No point having two nameservers unless they are in two separate datacentres at least. I'm having issues verifying. Says I am entering the wrong code, but the code is right.
     
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  4. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Hi all
    @ELIFE-MZ "Looks good. your terms link on create account form returns 404." - Done

    @super-whois yep, this is fine just for domain pointing. You need to specify at least two at the registry. that's why it's like this.

    Another well know auction site has been doing it like this for years :)

    Flip runs it's own DNS. this is how it patches the incoming request to the sale page. I could buy another IP and make another nameserver but that wouldn't be nothing more than cosmetic. :)

    @Ben Thomas I will PM you.
     
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  5. super-whois United Kingdom

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    This statement is incorrect, one is fine, I've have now removed ns2.flip.uk from one of the names I've listed (using WDM to ensure that's not throwing a warning). Have you thought about setting up a wildcard dns name, and making users put their username in the name server hostname? For example lazarus.ns.flip.uk - this would prevent another user listing someone else's name that they haven't got around to listing but have already set the nameservers.

    Doesn't mean it's the right thing to do ;). I would prefer to be able to use my own nameservers and use a TXT record to prove ownership. Nice to see that you're using IPv6 though!
     
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  6. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Hi Super-whois. Oh in that case I stand corrected about having to specify 2 NS's at the registry.

    Flip checks for "Active" domain names already on flip. If a user tries to list a domain that is already listed they will get a message with a link to the listing. They can ask the user to delete it. or report it if necessary.

    To introduce an ownership check via a TXT would need require all users to have manageable DNS and most do not. They point directly from Nominet.

    Yep. I am all IPv6 ready :)

    Cheers! Laz
     
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  7. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    First day Stats.

    Over 4000 Live Domains.
    8 Auctions. 4 started today and 4 starting tomorrow.

    I have asked admin to add flip.uk to the auction dropdown when promoting your auction on Acorn.
    A few niggling issues but I guess that's normal as you can only test so much.
     
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  8. cps

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    Not sure if I am missing something obvious, how do I browse the marketplace by category? E.g. if I want to see all domains in the financial category but don’t want to specify keywords.

    And will there be moderation to make sure domains are listed in the most appropriate category?
     
  9. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Hi cps,
    Click Domain Marketplace (In the header). Do you see a dropdown on the left (Asset Category) ?
    This will show all domains in that category.

    For example all in the LLL category.

    No this will not be moderated its down to the seller to choose.

    Also because it's only the first day.. if you don't see anything in a category that means the seller has not chosen a category. People are importing large amounts so give it time for them to go through and link their domains to a particular category.

    Cheers Laz
     
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    Ah yes I see. I was clicking ‘search’ after changing the category drop down. But you don’t need to.
    Thanks
     
  11. DomainMagic United Kingdom

    DomainMagic Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    Hey Laz

    Website is looking great, we uploaded our domain list earlier and am now trying to put domains into categories. Can you include a button within the seller members area to filter out listings with/without defined categories so we can easily find ones that still need setting please?
     
  12. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Hi yes. I can see the confusion if nothing was being shown :)
     
  13. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Good Idea. I will add this to the mod list :)
    Cheers
    Laz
     
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  14. Ben Thomas

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    Perhaps @Admin can add this into the options to select when creating an auction thread on Acorn? :cool:
     
  15. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Already requested, I know @Admin is a busy man :)
     
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    Just visited the site, looking great @lazarus , nice work!
     
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  17. super-whois United Kingdom

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    Is it my internet connection, or has the site slowed down a bit with the addition of 950 LLLs? If the latter an appropriate index on the database should make it nice and quick!

    Looking forward to more domains being listed for auctions!
     
  18. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Hi Super.

    The flip server is receiving lots of unwanted SYN packets by someone... thus slowing it slightly. I will be working on this, this eve.

    The flip platform will be able to handle gazillions of listings before it starts to wobble.

    Cheers Laz
     
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    dragon Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Looks great - excellent work! Could I suggest some additional categories?
    Addiction
    Gambling
    Gaming
    First Names
    Surnames
     
  20. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Hiya.

    Yeah sure, I will add these in this eve.

    Cheers
    Colin
     
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  21. lazarus

    lazarus Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Yep Auctions start and finish everyday from 3PM to 10PM
    Lots more are now on.