[dns-operations] Uptick in number of domains losing delegation recently

Mark Andrews marka at isc.org
Tue Apr 22 22:46:17 UTC 2014

In message <CALNgNoR721-==Gu9Bv76bihfHoY163WgL3FPVg1cjO8p-HzBvA at mail.gmail.com>, Bill Gerrard writes:
> > Is this some new process that GoDaddy and Tucows are doing that messes
> > with delegation to the GTLD servers?  I have not noticed it with any
> > other registrars, but my experience is purely anecdotal.  It might
> > simply be a small percentage of the raw number of registrations per
> > registrar, not limited to any particular registrar.
> >
> > Anybody else seeing this?
> Most likely the end result in the implementation of ICANN's WHOIS
> http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/raa/approved-with-specs-27jun13-en.htm#whois-accuracy
> easyDNS (among others) has some commentary on the program.
> http://blog.easydns.org/2014/01/21/icann-unleashes-deadliest-ddos-attack-vector-of-2014/

The registrars can refuse to complete the transaction without getting
a acknowledgement by default.  This is just poor Registrar UI.

Generate Confirmation code now: <button>  (email will be sent to user at example.com)
Enter Confirmation code: _________


Proceed with update: <button>  (Confirmation code will be sent via email to user at example.com)
Warning: confirmation code must be entered within 15 days or the delegation will be cancelled

My bank does something like the first half for every new payee and
other significant account changes and won't proceed without the
confirmation code.  Real time feedback on changes to contact details
is possible.

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