domain names are not being deleted

> ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: VeriSign Global Registry
> Services Subject: Registry Advisory: Temporary Suspension of Batch
> Delete Process
>
> To All Registrars:
>
> VeriSign Global Registry Services (VeriSign GRS), after consultation
with
> ICANN, will temporarily cease batch releases of deleted .com, .net and
.org
> domain names to assure continued service quality within the Shared
> Registration System (SRS). Batch releases are made by the registry
five days
> after deletions by registrars outside of grace periods.
>
> Why We Are Doing This
>
> This interim action was prompted by extraordinary loads placed on the
SRS
> arising from several registrars attempting to register newly released
domain
> names through abusive use of the SRS. In recent weeks abuse of the
system by
> a few registrars has escalated to the point where other registrars
have been
> seriously impacted in their ability to transact normal business
activity.
> The abuse has been characterized by:
>
> It is important to note that the current number of connections and
bandwidth
> is sufficient to satisfy all reasonable attempts to conduct normal
> registration business, both now and in the foreseeable future. As an
> example, the registry is easily capable of sustaining 6x growth in our
> database transactions over the typical peak workload rates even
without
> adding additional hardware. Further, until the most recent increase
in
> demand for connections, the registry consistently had a pool of
available
> connections that was twice the size of anticipated demand.
>
> <end forward

so that means they won’t delete at all? when does this start. I just
grabbed 2 deleted domains last night.


Rodney Blackwell - site owner/administrator

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http://ihateclowns.com/ http://NewT-Shirts.com/ http://DomainJunkies.com/
http://EmailSources.com/ http://SellYourLogo.com/ http://JackAssMail.com

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“Winston D. Neutel” <winston@dramaturgy.net> wrote in message
news:9l3qnl$a9e$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
>
> > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: VeriSign Global Registry
> > Services Subject: Registry Advisory: Temporary Suspension of Batch
> > Delete Process
> >
> > To All Registrars:
> >
> > VeriSign Global Registry Services (VeriSign GRS), after consultation
> with
> > ICANN, will temporarily cease batch releases of deleted .com, .net and
> .org
> > domain names to assure continued service quality within the Shared
> > Registration System (SRS). Batch releases are made by the registry
> five days
> > after deletions by registrars outside of grace periods.
> >
> > Why We Are Doing This
> >
> > This interim action was prompted by extraordinary loads placed on the
> SRS
> > arising from several registrars attempting to register newly released
> domain
> > names through abusive use of the SRS. In recent weeks abuse of the
> system by
> > a few registrars has escalated to the point where other registrars
> have been
> > seriously impacted in their ability to transact normal business
> activity.
> > The abuse has been characterized by:
> >
> > It is important to note that the current number of connections and
> bandwidth
> > is sufficient to satisfy all reasonable attempts to conduct normal
> > registration business, both now and in the foreseeable future. As an
> > example, the registry is easily capable of sustaining 6x growth in our
> > database transactions over the typical peak workload rates even
> without
> > adding additional hardware. Further, until the most recent increase
> in
> > demand for connections, the registry consistently had a pool of
> available
> > connections that was twice the size of anticipated demand.
> >
> > <end forward>
>

Effective immediately no com/net/org are being dropped by the registry
until further notice.

The full text is at http://www.icann.org/announcements/icann-pr10aug01.htm

Here is the description of the offending behaviour

  • More than 400 million check commands within a six-hour window to
    register a few hundred desirable names each morning
  • Single registrars executing as many as 1500 attempts per second
  • The same registrar sending a check command for the same name in excess
    of 1000 times per minute over extended periods of time
  • Registrars hoarding connections (grabbing all connections up to their
    limit) and, with the exception of the describe command, executing
    single-digit numbers of transactions until they are prepared to
    execute pre-staged batch jobs that will invade the system at rates
    noted in excess of 100,000 per minute
  • Registrars executing in excess of 100,000 check commands for each name
    successfully registered, compared to a typical ratio of well under 1,000
    check commands for each name successfully registered
  • Registrars who typically use less than 10 connections throughout the
    day, then increase that connection count to a triple-digit number
  • Registrars who clearly execute an automated check process (i.e., checks
    for the same names at rates in excess of 1000 per minute)
  • Registrars whose typical usage patterns suggest the need for a
    single-digit number of connections, and who then increase their
    connection count by up to 200 times without a corresponding increase in
    productive activity (i.e., a registrar who hoards connections in an
    apparent attempt to deny others)

somebody is still releasing domain names. Here are 2 that were deleted on
8/12:

internetcustom.com jdscustomrods.com


Rodney Blackwell - site owner/administrator

http://T-ShirtCountdown.com http://TalkT-Shirts.com/
http://ihateclowns.com/ http://NewT-Shirts.com/ http://DomainJunkies.com/
http://EmailSources.com/ http://SellYourLogo.com/ http://JackAssMail.com

Free Color Business Cards http://www.linkcounter.com/go.php?linkid=153264

“Winston D. Neutel” <winston@dramaturgy.net> wrote in message
news:9l3qnl$a9e$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
>
> > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: VeriSign Global Registry
> > Services Subject: Registry Advisory: Temporary Suspension of Batch
> > Delete Process
> >
> > To All Registrars:
> >
> > VeriSign Global Registry Services (VeriSign GRS), after consultation
> with
> > ICANN, will temporarily cease batch releases of deleted .com, .net and
> .org
> > domain names to assure continued service quality within the Shared
> > Registration System (SRS). Batch releases are made by the registry
> five days
> > after deletions by registrars outside of grace periods.
> >
> > Why We Are Doing This
> >
> > This interim action was prompted by extraordinary loads placed on the
> SRS
> > arising from several registrars attempting to register newly released
> domain
> > names through abusive use of the SRS. In recent weeks abuse of the
> system by
> > a few registrars has escalated to the point where other registrars
> have been
> > seriously impacted in their ability to transact normal business
> activity.
> > The abuse has been characterized by:
> >
> > It is important to note that the current number of connections and
> bandwidth
> > is sufficient to satisfy all reasonable attempts to conduct normal
> > registration business, both now and in the foreseeable future. As an
> > example, the registry is easily capable of sustaining 6x growth in our
> > database transactions over the typical peak workload rates even
> without
> > adding additional hardware. Further, until the most recent increase
> in
> > demand for connections, the registry consistently had a pool of
> available
> > connections that was twice the size of anticipated demand.
> >
> > <end forward>
>

People on the OpenSRS list have noticed some of these too. Speculation is
that these were “left over” deletes set to go before the ban that didn’t
happen until after the ban

Rodney Blackwell <circle-r@pacbell.net> wrote in message
news:9la5tl$rmb$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> somebody is still releasing domain names. Here are 2 that were deleted
on
> 8/12:
>
> internetcustom.com jdscustomrods.com
>
> –
> Rodney Blackwell - site owner/administrator

> http://T-ShirtCountdown.com http://TalkT-Shirts.com/
> http://ihateclowns.com/ http://NewT-Shirts.com/
> http://DomainJunkies.com/ http://EmailSources.com/
> http://SellYourLogo.com/ http://JackAssMail.com

> Free Color Business Cards
> http://www.linkcounter.com/go.php?linkid=153264
>
> “Winston D. Neutel” <winston@dramaturgy.net> wrote in message
> news:9l3qnl$a9e$1@constitution.worldwebserver.com
> >
> > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: VeriSign Global
> > > Registry Services Subject: Registry Advisory: Temporary Suspension
> > > of Batch Delete Process
> > >
> > > To All Registrars:
> > >
> > > VeriSign Global Registry Services (VeriSign GRS), after
consultation
> > with
> > > ICANN, will temporarily cease batch releases of deleted .com, .net
and
> > .org
> > > domain names to assure continued service quality within the Shared
> > > Registration System (SRS). Batch releases are made by the registry
> > five days
> > > after deletions by registrars outside of grace periods.
> > >
> > > Why We Are Doing This
> > >
> > > This interim action was prompted by extraordinary loads placed on
the
> > SRS
> > > arising from several registrars attempting to register newly
released
> > domain
> > > names through abusive use of the SRS. In recent weeks abuse of the
> > system by
> > > a few registrars has escalated to the point where other registrars
> > have been
> > > seriously impacted in their ability to transact normal business
> > activity.
> > > The abuse has been characterized by:
> > >
> > > It is important to note that the current number of connections and
> > bandwidth
> > > is sufficient to satisfy all reasonable attempts to conduct normal
> > > registration business, both now and in the foreseeable future. As
an
> > > example, the registry is easily capable of sustaining 6x growth in
our
> > > database transactions over the typical peak workload rates even
> > without
> > > adding additional hardware. Further, until the most recent
increase
> > in
> > > demand for connections, the registry consistently had a pool of
> > available
> > > connections that was twice the size of anticipated demand.
> > >
> > > <end forward>
> > >
> >
>