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 flaw, or having used it.

Apparently it was confirmed yesterday by Nominet's Head of Legal Nick Wenban-Smith. He said that they are monitoring it and will take action against anyone they find to be using it. I wasn't on the Virtual round table at the time it was said, but it seems clear that Nominet are watching it until they have a long term fix.

This is just a heads up, they aren't treating it as a game. 

 

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I do wonder how many are going to risk it and go all banzai for the big .uk drops in September. If Nominet do allow people to use it and keep their gains, that would be very wrong.

Did they say if they would be investigating past uses of the flaw?

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I asked this today and someone who watched the round table said that he thought they would take action retrospectively. Personally I think it is a bit late to start doing that, names have been transferred and sold.

If they warn people not to use it, and people do so from this point on, then...

I asked this today and someone who watched the round table said that he thought they would take action retrospectively. Personally I think it is a bit late to start doing that, names have been transferred and sold.

If they warn people not to use it, and people do so from this point on, then they deserve what they get. Fixing the flaw going forward is enough for me, I don't think they should go back. But that's just my opinion.

I have never used it so I don't have a dog in that fight.

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