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Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by ian, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Siusaidh United Kingdom

    Siusaidh Active Member

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    As far as I can see, there are pretty much zero bids for even the most attractive generic domains at Snapnames. Admittedly, anyone with any sense is not going to 'bid' there until the last hour, but I suspect that yes, it will be run as a blind auction, because then Snapnames can auction off all the good names they get, regardless of whether one person, two people, or fifty people bid for a name. They could even auction off names that nobody bid for, if they've identified them as worth bidding for. I suppose it depends whether the rubric says that only those who bid before the cut off time can bid in the post-release auction, or whether they just state 'there were multiple bids for this domain, the final auction for this name will end at...' in which case they would be likely to make more money.

    Anyone's guess.
     
  2. Domain Forum

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  3. stitchbob

    stitchbob Active Member Exclusive Member

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    Just had mine. I've been allocated 9 attempts per minute despite only depositing £500 - have others found that they've had their limits increased?
     
  4. simonb

    simonb Active Member

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    Yes we got our email just now. Tier 1 @ 150/minute.

    Therefore current levels of interest mean any registrations at www.dropcatcher.co.uk will be attempted in the 1st 'minute'.
     
  5. martin-s United Kingdom

    martin-s Well-Known Member

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    Just had my email, though wasn't able to set up an ROR EPP connection.
     
  6. DomainAngel

    DomainAngel Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Think I need to book some here for sure.
     
  7. armistice United Kingdom

    armistice Active Member

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    Are the requests per minute the same as originally set out?

    The allocations were subject to take up and the number of qualifying registrars. For the top tier, the requests for registration per minute remain at 150. For tiers 2, 3 and 4, they increase to 75, 12 and 9 requests per minute respectively.

    from https://registrars.nominet.uk/uk-namespace/dot-uk/rights-of-registration/
     
  8. dee

    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    I've got 9 also. Kinda wish id ponied up the 4.5 for the small extra edge.
     
  9. Katch!

    Katch! Active Member Full Member

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    Based on the number of registrations you told us you intended to make during the release process and your available credit as at midday (BST) on 21st June, your allocation will be up to 9 registration attempts per minute.

    Fair enough then.

    I'm going to be registering some really sweet names at 9 polls a minute lol.
     
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  10. redbird United Kingdom

    redbird Well-Known Member

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    Same here. Has anyone managed to connect?
     
  11. davedevelopment

    davedevelopment Well-Known Member

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    Yes, seems to be up and running for me.
     
  12. ian

    ian Well-Known Member

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    Are we using dac.nominet.org.uk (and ror-epp.nominet.org.uk)? or a specific ror-dac?
     
  13. dee

    dee Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    think its

    DAC: dac.nic.uk port 3043
    RoR EPP: ror-epp.nominet.org.uk port 700

    i just get "
    Script failed, likely cause is the recent addition of the IP address to the Nominet test bed due to the large amount of people currently setting up. Please try running the script in 60 minutes time again.
    "

    I added my ip days ago
     
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  14. armistice United Kingdom

    armistice Active Member

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    If your connecting to the live EPP (including ROR-EPP) you need your ip address in the live epp settings.
     
  15. ian

    ian Well-Known Member

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    Wonder why they are using the normal dac when they were concerned about overloading a single server! Dac will get hammered too.
     
  16. redbird United Kingdom

    redbird Well-Known Member

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    Live epp works fine (and always has) for me but ror epp doesn't - IP not changed for days so it should be immediate access?
     
  17. RobM

    RobM Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    They actually tried to tell me in an early email that the DAC will be pointless (in that it's unreliable) at release because of time to update. Maybe they don't think anyone is going to use it.
     
  18. wizard

    wizard Well-Known Member

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    You don't even need dac
    Yes you don't need it will all be over in less than one minute each day
     
  19. ian

    ian Well-Known Member

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    You don't need it but might be handy if there is anything left after 60 seconds (which there probably won't be!)
     
  20. RobM

    RobM Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Actually I can think of two situations where a properly functioning DAC would be useful. However they can't even sync them properly on normal chasing (fed up of seeing a N but getting your registration in *before* the domain is EPP available?) so not surprising it won't work under a heavy load.
     
  21. wizard

    wizard Well-Known Member

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    Yes would be great if it works but....