Just received this anonymously. Don't know if it's true because it'd take 60 days to test and I guess if it is then only a few tags will know (ie the ones who caught so many last year). Just letting you all know. I'm sure it'll be noticeable if someone sweeps up all the drops as they did last year. I've contacted nominet but I doubt they'll respond. This is it word for word but I've edited the example domain to choose one that doesn't exist. 'New DAC / EPP Flaw that will be used this week to catch domains in the mass drops happening over the next 15 days. Flaw proceeds in this way. Before a domain name becomes suspended, add bogus nameservers with EPP. For example, add ns100.thedomainABC.co.uk (even if you don’t own thedomainABC.co.uk). It won’t show up on the active whois. On the face of it this makes no difference to anything. Fast forward to the day that the domain name thedomainABC.co.uk is due to drop. You can perform checks for that nameserver (ns100.thedomainABCco.uk) via your EPP host:check. Checks are performed synchronously and at a superior rate than the DAC. It is 1ms slower than the DAC which is still good, but come the days of the large .uk drops. Millions of checks per day per EPP are significant. The maximum number of checkers per EPP tag would be 17,280,000 per day. This has been ongoing for at least 12 months. Don’t believe? Request Nominet check out the nameservers for the top names that are due to drop this week. There are at least 5 catchers that have been using it. Check the EPP logs, they are huge – 40gb per day if 5 people are still using it. You won’t use the flaw for this week. You need to add the nameservers via your EPP before they are moved into a suspended status. It will be 60 days before you can see the results of the test, but again, ask Nominet if what am detailing is true. Nominet say they are being proactive, but they were warned about this in May and it is still active. Even as other flaws were revealed, they didn’t tell anyone about this one. Shame on Nominet. Why am I telling you this? because Nominet have warned for using it but are still letting others use it. Sick of the hypocrisy. '