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The .PRO Discussion

Located in gTLD Discussion started by InvisionTech, Sep 17, 2008.

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  1. Jurgen Wolf

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    serverHold has been removed today by Afilias.
    I spent 8 days on this issue.
     
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  2. Jurgen Wolf

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    Randomly just found one more my domain which was also abnormally blocked by Afilias and also on May'1... just few days since its registration at Namecheap and parking at ParkingCrew...

    So true idiotism by Afilias is going on...
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2019 at 10:06 AM
  3. Jurgen Wolf

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    I have asked NC to recheck ALL my domains and unblock ALL victims...
     
  4. Jurgen Wolf

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    Overall, I already detected 9 blocked domains...
    ALL are my recent registrations...
    Looks that Afilias hates ParkingCrew... because no any other reasons.
     
  5. Jurgen Wolf

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    I also informed ParkingCrew regarding this matter...
     
  6. Jurgen Wolf

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    I just rechecked all my 220+ .PRO domains which are parked with Bodis - and none of them are blocked.
    So looks that Afilias hates ParkingCrew definitely... and blocks those domains silently and continiously...
     
  7. Jurgen Wolf

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    Also I didn't find any blocked domains with other registrars...
    Only Namecheap domains are victims...
     
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    @ParkingCrew just confirmed that they investigate this issue and contacted Afilias to get the additional details...
     
  9. Bob Hawkes

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    This is highly concerning. Please keep us posted if/when it is resolved.Edit I see you later posted that this one at least is resolved, which is good.
     
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  10. Jurgen Wolf

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    So looks that Namecheap is considered by Afilias as high-risk registrar... their domains are monitored very aggressively by Afilias...
    Because I don't have any .PRO victims using another registrars... even if they are parked at ParkingCrew.
    With NC - already 9 domains were blocked.
     
  11. Jurgen Wolf

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    These negotiations are still pending between NC and Afilias...
    And as I already know, Afilias is processing such requests from registrars very slowly... it takes ~week or even longer to unblock the domains...
     
  12. Bob Hawkes

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    That seems surprising as I monitor the Spamhaus registrar list regularly and only once recalled ever seeing NameCheap anywhere on it. For example today big names on it include GMO, NameSilo and Dynadot, I think registrars we all respect. When there are professional lists to identify real spammers I think Afilias should not take such a lazy and ineffective approach. To do so without notification on a domain without even mail activated is beyond ridiculous.
    Bob
     
  13. Jurgen Wolf

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    It is not only regarding spam...
    There are various niches of irrelevant/illegal activity where domains can be used...
     
  14. Jurgen Wolf

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    The lowest .PRO regfee is exactly at Namecheap for last ~2.5 years...
    That's why they have the highest volume of "bad" .PROs...
     
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  15. Bob Hawkes

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    I understand abuse related to cost, but that does not mean all registered there should be treated that way. There are organizations identifying malware, phishing, spam, etc bad actors by domain. Those lists should be used not taking a lazy aporoach of any at that registrar.
    Bob
     
  16. Jurgen Wolf

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    All those domains were blocked just within 1-2 weeks since registration at Namecheap.
    I'm 99% sure that was no any investigation during this very short timeframe... they were blocked by Afilias automatically due to some idiotic algorithm.
     
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  17. Bob Hawkes

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    I would tag Afilias for an official response but it seems they don't have a NP rep, or do they but not in list of representatives?
     
  18. Jurgen Wolf

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    Afilias doesn't reply to registrants even if you contact them directly...
    They serve only their accredited registrars... and very slowly.
     
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  19. Jurgen Wolf

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    As temporary workaround, from today I don't reg at Namecheap with ParkingCrew nameservers... changed my default NS to Bodis.
     
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  20. Jurgen Wolf

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    And no doubts, Afilias does the same regarding .info domains at Namecheap...
    Automatically and silently...
     
  21. Jurgen Wolf

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    The one of those 9 victims, as live example.
    Regged on May'5...
    And got serverHold within a week.
     
  22. Jurgen Wolf

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    Some kind of heuristic...
    What exact factors are taken into account by their own software - we don't know...
     
  23. Jurgen Wolf

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    If I recall correctly, in 2018 another domainer posted in this thread that he had the same blocks on the recent .PRO registrations at Name.com, and they were parked at ParkingCrew as well (according to my own WHOIS research).
     
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  24. Jurgen Wolf

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    Found.
     
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    + .me
    I had such case a few years ago... the domain was at PDR (ResellerClub) & @ParkingCrew nameservers.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2019 at 6:33 PM

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