Domainz: a half century of bugs

Domainz' troubled new registry system has reached a landmark with the indentification of its fiftieth known problem or bug.

Domainz' troubled new registry system has reached a landmark with the indentification of its fiftieth known problem or bug.

The half century of issues with the Domainz Registry System has been compiled on a Website by former Isocnz councillor David Farrar.

Farrar is inviting input on ranking the problems from 1 to 5, with 5 being a trivial problem and one a serious error.

He says he reckons on eight in the most serious category, including: the registry being unavailable for three working days (five in total) instead of one working day as notified; email from Domainz informing name holder of their login in password for the system did not state what domains the information related to; registrars' master passwords were emailed to name holders when they changed or registered a name; Domainz' own master password was emailed out to a name holder.

Most - with the notable exception of the continued failure of the new system to email SOA (start of authority) contacts of name server delegation changes - have been patched up as they have occurred but Farrar says it is important they are tracked as they happen.

Farrar is among those calling for a full independent inquiry into the planning and implementation of the new system.

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