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Can auDA Management and Afilias claim in their mass spam email today Sunday 1st July that their .au wholesale Registry transition is successful and is complete? This is 100% false! No drop services for 14 days is not successful nor is it complete.

What is the cost, damage and losses to www.Netfleet.com.au www.Drop.com.au and other businesses?
How do they pay their staff for the next 2 weeks with no income while waiting for auDA and Afilias to get their transition and systems actually finished?

https://afilias.com.au/about-au/domain-drop-lists
  • "This feature will be available when drop services commences, 14 July."
  • "The report file RO_expired-domain-names_au_daily_2018-07-01.csv was not found"
  • "Please note the date and time associated with the Domain Name are represented in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC)."
 
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DomainNames

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http://www.netfleet.com.au/outage.php
"Site Maintenance
Site Maintenance
This area is not available at the moment.

The registry operator for domain names in the .au space is changing from Neustar/Ausregistry to Afilias on 1 July. To ensure a smooth transition, there will be scheduled maintenance from 6am, 30 June 2018 to 11pm, 1 July 2018. This maintenance will impact all registrars in the .au domain space.

During the maintenance, you won't be able to register, renew or transfer any .au domains. You will also be unable to access or update registry data usually displayed in the console.

Please check back after 11pm, 1 July 2018"
 

DomainNames

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https://www.drop.com.au/
"
Down for Maintenance (Err 3)
1 July 2018 - Registry Migration - planned outages

The auDA Registry migration has started. As per their notice at https://www.auda.org.au/news/registry-maintenance-period-30-june-2018-1-july-2018/

"The .au registry will undergo a maintenance period to transition services between registry operators.

The maintenance period is scheduled for 08:00 AEST, Saturday 30 June 2018 until 20:00 AEST, Sunday 1 July 2018.

Internet users should not notice any difference as the DNS will operate uninterrupted. However, registrants will not be able to be create, renew or change domain names during the maintenance period."

So while your domains will continue to operate "as is" for now you are unable to perform any creates or updates via our web interface.

If you have any urgent or unexpected behaviour during this migration please email us on support@drop.com.au and we will liaise with auDA to address your issues as appropriate.

We expect to remain in maintenance mode until 9am Monday 2 July 2018 in order for us to ensure that we are synchronized with the new registry before re-opening our system for updates. We should however be able to make urgent updates manually from 8pm Sunday 1 July so contact us via email if you have an urgent problem."
 

Drop.com.au

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Drop.com.au

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https://www.drop.com.au/
"
Down for Maintenance (Err 3)
1 July 2018 - Registry Migration - planned outages

The auDA Registry migration has started. As per their notice at https://www.auda.org.au/news/registry-maintenance-period-30-june-2018-1-july-2018/

"The .au registry will undergo a maintenance period to transition services between registry operators.

The maintenance period is scheduled for 08:00 AEST, Saturday 30 June 2018 until 20:00 AEST, Sunday 1 July 2018.

Internet users should not notice any difference as the DNS will operate uninterrupted. However, registrants will not be able to be create, renew or change domain names during the maintenance period."

So while your domains will continue to operate "as is" for now you are unable to perform any creates or updates via our web interface.

If you have any urgent or unexpected behaviour during this migration please email us on support@drop.com.au and we will liaise with auDA to address your issues as appropriate.

We expect to remain in maintenance mode until 9am Monday 2 July 2018 in order for us to ensure that we are synchronized with the new registry before re-opening our system for updates. We should however be able to make urgent updates manually from 8pm Sunday 1 July so contact us via email if you have an urgent problem."
Your exaggerated negative rhetoric (fake news) on other threads more damaging to the aftermarket than this 14 day delay.
Bear in mind that it could take up to 14 days but it could be as little as a week, so keep your eyes peeled for emails about this.
Also for the record if anyone asked us if we would volunteer to be offline for 14 days if it helped significantly reduce the risk during the migration by giving registrants and registrars more time to ensure data integrity both David and I would willingly put our hands up and say it is a good thing.
Try to think of it as them looking after your existing assets, this is literally in all our best interests.
- Anthony
 

Drop.com.au

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Can auDA Management and Afilias claim in their mass spam email today Sunday 1st July that their .au wholesale Registry transition is successful and is complete? This is 100% false! No drop services for 14 days is not successful nor is it complete.

What is the cost, damage and losses to www.Netfleet.com.au www.Drop.com.au and other businesses?
How do they pay their staff for the next 2 weeks with no income while waiting for auDA and Afilias to get their transition and systems actually finished?

https://afilias.com.au/about-au/domain-drop-lists
  • "This feature will be available when drop services commences, 14 July."
  • "The report file RO_expired-domain-names_au_daily_2018-07-01.csv was not found"
  • "Please note the date and time associated with the Domain Name are represented in Universal Coordinated Time (UTC)."
Please note that they have updated their website now to say
"This feature will be available when drop services commences, 14 July. The daily drop list available shortly."
I believe they will generate the drop lists on a daily basis now, so we can expect it to get populated within 24 hours or so even though the domains will not be purged yet.
- Anthony
 

michaelg

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So having to check availability through the website only takes 1000 times longer than previously. Great experience for the end user.
 

Jimboot

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So anyone know
ping whois.au

ping: cannot resolve whois.au: Unknown host - did I miss a press release? Screen Shot 2018-07-01 at 10.50.53 AM.png
 

DomainNames

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Don't shoot the messenger and the very people who support and use the drop.com.au business as your customers. They didn't update their website message that's the original message from today.

Fake news is auDA putting out PR media this morning saying it is all completed when it is not.

You may think 14 days delay is fine and it's all been done smoothly and properly and is "completed" but I believe Netfleet who seems to be the most successful at drop catching thinks otherwise ( Just they are muted from complaining publicly under auDA / Afilias Registrar agrements etc).

https://afilias.com.au/about-au/domain-drop-lists
"drop services commences, 14 July." Afilias
 
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DomainNames

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Not a good look.
auDA abandon .au for .ltd.
auDA really is turning into a comedy of errors.

OMG
REDACTED FOR PRIVACY - WHO COULD THAT BE?
https://whois.auda.ltd/

Look at the SSL, who owns it and when registered!
Registered Thursday, June 21, 2018
https://whois.domaintools.com/auda.ltd
Whois Record for AuDA.ltd
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Domain Profile
Registrant REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Org .au Domain Administration Ltd
Registrant Country AU
Registrar GoDaddy.com, LLC
IANA ID: 146
URL: http://www.godaddy.com/domains/search.aspx?ci=8990
Whois Server: who.godaddy.com/

(p)

Registrar Status clientDeleteProhibited, clientRenewProhibited, clientTransferProhibited, clientUpdateProhibited
Dates 41 days old
Created on 2018-05-21
Expires on 2020-05-21
Updated on 2018-06-21

Name Servers A0.DIG.AFILIAS-NST.INFO (has 409 domains)
B0.DIG.AFILIAS-NST.INFO (has 409 domains)
C0.DIG.AFILIAS-NST.INFO (has 409 domains)
D0.DIG.AFILIAS-NST.INFO (has 409 domains)

Tech Contact REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
REDACTED FOR PRIVACY,
REDACTED FOR PRIVACY, REDACTED FOR PRIVACY, REDACTED FOR PRIVACY, REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
(p)
(f)

IP Address 101.0.119.240 - 358 other sites hosted on this server

IP Location - New South Wales - Sydney - Digital Pacific Pty Ltd
ASN AS55803 DIGITALPACIFIC-AU Digital Pacific Pty Ltd Australia, AU (registered Oct 08, 2010)
Website
Website Title
Default Web Site Page

Response Code 200
SEO Score 63%
Terms 156 (Unique: 80, Linked: 7)
Images 4 (Alt tags missing: 3)
Links 2 (Internal: 0, Outbound: 2)
Whois Record ( last updated on 2018-07-01 )
Domain Name: auda.ltd
Registry Domain ID: eac3e4b9a7404748b3c7b51490391339-DONUTS
Registrar WHOIS Server: who.godaddy.com/
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com/domains/search.aspx?ci=8990
Updated Date: 2018-06-21T19:55:12Z
Creation Date: 2018-05-22T01:32:08Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2020-05-22T01:32:08Z
Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 146
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Name: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Organization: .au Domain Administration Ltd
Registrant Street: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant City: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant State/Province: Victoria
Registrant Postal Code: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Country: AU
Registrant Phone: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Phone Ext: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Fax: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Fax Ext: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Email: Please query the RDDS service of the Registrar of Record identified in this
output for information on how to contact the Registrant, Admin, or Tech contact of the queried
domain name.
Registry Admin ID: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Name: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Organization: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Street: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin City: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin State/Province: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Postal Code: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Country: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Phone: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Phone Ext: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Fax: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Fax Ext: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Email: Please query the RDDS service of the Registrar of Record identified in this
output for information on how to contact the Registrant, Admin, or Tech contact of the queried
domain name.
Registry Tech ID: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Name: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Organization: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Street: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech City: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech State/Province: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Postal Code: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Country: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Phone: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Phone Ext: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Fax: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Fax Ext: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Email: Please query the RDDS service of the Registrar of Record identified in this output
for information on how to contact the Registrant, Admin, or Tech contact of the queried domain
name.
Name Server: c0.dig.afilias-nst.info
Name Server: a0.dig.afilias-nst.info
Name Server: b0.dig.afilias-nst.info
Name Server: d0.dig.afilias-nst.info
DNSSEC: unsigned
URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/

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auDA & ICANN sponsorship Agreement

4.2 ICANN Access to Zone Files and Registration Data for the Delegated ccTLD. The Sponsoring Organization shall ensure that the zone file and accurate and up-to-date registration data for the Delegated ccTLD is continuously available to ICANN, in a manner which ICANN may from time to time reasonably specify, for purposes of verifying and ensuring the operational stability of the Delegated ccTLD only

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snoopy

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Not a good look.
auDA abandon .au for .ltd.
auDA really is turning into a comedy of errors.

Agree, this is Fawlty Towers stuff.

Can’t wait to hear the explanation as to why they’d shift away from their own namespace. Maybe they see .au as too unstable??
 

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