The Blog

The Blog

We like to share our thoughts on certain subjects - domains, online tech, current affairs etc. We'll try to keep it as active as possible with regular updates, it will be both satirical and serious at times.

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 23:43

Nominet Washes Its Hands of The Drop System

How did Nominet take a broken drop system and make it worse? Identifying multi-taggers as a problem, then giving them a helping hand takes some doing. Currently, Nominet has a broken drop system; some things that are broken can be fixed; others just can't. The tech holes can be fixed,…
Thursday, 27 August 2020 10:08

Nominet Drops The Auction Model As Option

Nominet has released an interim statement in which they confirm that they won't be pursuing an auction model for their premium expired domain names.  "Firstly, we will not pursue an auction model. While a proportion of responses from a wide range of sectors including the drop–catching market supported this approach, the…
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 16:01

Don't use the DAC Flaw

When I first published the DAC flaw a few weeks ago, I wasn't sure if others were still using it or not. I have never used it myself. Since then I have heard that Nominet are now actively monitoring the DAC and will take action against anyone they find usingthe…
Friday, 31 July 2020 08:18

New Catching Flaw - Part 2

I wouldn't want to get too deep into speculating and conspiracy theories but since I had posted details about the flaw, I started to think a little about how I would have set it up if I wanted to take advantage of it. Maybe this is what has been going on…
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 11:12

New Nominet drop catching flaw revealed?

On Saturday, I received an anonymous email with details of a new catching flaw at Nominet. They asked that I would publish it on my blog. I have done a bit of digging, and it all seems viable. I don’t know who sent it, they have stated their motivations for…
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