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Nominet Maintenance Reminder

Discussion in 'Drop catching Domain Names' started by sigh, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. sigh Malta

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    As I usually forget I thought I'd remind people there's a nominet maintenance from 05:00-08:00 on 19th Jan. You may find EPP and DAC connections dropping/resetting etc. Maybe they'll close the exploit :p
     
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  3. sigh Malta

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    Maintenance over. Everything is running again but with the EPP being hit hundreds of times per second I'm guessing nothing has changed.
     
  4. sigh Malta

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    Obviously the way to go now is multiple linked tags. A fifth one for someone today, another catcher using four, another using at least two. Get your applications in :)
     
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    Can we once and for all have a list of the suspects? that way all of us that are concerned can share our concerns with Nominet, (granted they will probably do nothing about it)
     
  6. sigh Malta

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    There aren't any 'suspects'. Anyone doing anything is clearly utilising the mechanisms provided by nominet - just not in a way that people would expect. Nominet will only act on AUP breaches. This is a puzzle not a witch hunt :) There is nothing to stop people getting multiple legitimate linked tags. The question is what is the benefit... I've applied for another one anyway, if anything just to get a new up-to-date tag name, so we'll see if anything jumps out such as quotas that don't apply across tags etc.
     
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  7. Murray

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    Any changes noticed?
     
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    The only change is that CUNNINGHAM has now found the secret formula!!!!
     
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  9. sigh Malta

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    Well got my new tag. Another 6 epp connections. Don't know if that's any use yet. What could you do with 20-30 epp connections...
     
  10. CreativeMix United Kingdom

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    There'll be another secret dossier turning up, telling us how Darren's actually a road sweeper from Bradford and Michael Toth's love child.
     
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    Have you tried your machine code?
     
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    Comments withdrawn and I'd like to apologise to Denys Ostashko who I wrongly accused of sending the anonymous email.
     
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    Nice haul, I presume CUNNINGHAM now has a similar arrangement and lets be honest, if it is legit, most of us would like a similar one?

    I think it has been mentioned before, but the only thing I don't understand is why did you stop? - Not expecting you to answer this by the way..

    edit.. actually looking at the date on some of those it doesn't appear that you did or have stopped lol...
     
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    Wait for it................ Closed thread
     
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    I might be wrong but my guess is that Darren just got his head down and found the solution rather than skulking around ringing Nominet crying cheats, building poisonous dossiers, posting names on Twitter or sending anonymous emails like the rest did.

    I stopped because the word of an anonymous coward was worth more than mine.
     
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    Comments withdrawn and I'd like to apologise to Denys Ostashko who I wrongly accused of sending the anonymous email.
     
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    I wasn't asking you to justify or explain anything, as I said if it is legit then why not join in if given the opportunity.

    I think most people just want and have always wanted a fair playing field. I don't code and I pay for my seat at the table, as more of a hobby than anything else. I never really expected to compete with the big boys, but the excitement of maybe catching something half decent once in a while made it worth the effort and expense.

    However, it now feels like not only am I an amateur at the table, but the pros are now using a loaded deck.
     
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  18. CreativeMix United Kingdom

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    I'm enjoying writing things down. Everything is cloak and dagger in this game but I've accumulated thousands of messages, emails and screenshots from people telling me the secrets of others after fall outs, hacking and conversations etc.. These things never come out in public because they've all got something on each other, it's mutually assured self-destruction so it all stays hush hush.

    With respect you're being naive, this is an industry driven by greed and hatred. Nominet will fix the - legal - method that Ben and Darren use in early March. After that we're back to the status quo and if you aren't prepared to cheat, you stand very little chance of winning.

    There's plenty of people who aren't getting a look in, most suffer in silence.
     
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    The thing that doesn't quite make sense to me is why BHD is no longer among the successful tags each day despite the fact that his code/method apparently still works and is used by others?
    Has he been banned / restricted in some way by Nominet?
    Do you get 1000 failed epp create requests per tag or are they aggregated per account?
    Here's a thought: more epp connections mean more servers/ips you can use at the same time. Will multiple concurrent connections to DAC, each with their own EPP connection, cause the DAC usage to somehow be incorrectly calculated? Similar to how last year connecting from a different IP would give you a fresh quota?
     
  21. Murray

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    Total guess

    Maybe Nominet told him he couldn't use the bhd tag in the way he was, maybe for nothing more than it appeared like multi-tagging and the perception was bad even though the method was fine and above board

    Now instead of the bhd tag he is using someone else's and they're currently catching a lot