how do you renew a .bit ?

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kurt
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how do you renew a .bit ?

Post by kurt » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:05 pm

1) why so difficult to renew your .bit domain ? am I missing something

2) No renewal period or renewal warnings


lost my first few .bit registrations - needless to say am not happy

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Re: how do you renew a .bit ?

Post by biolizard89 » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:20 pm

kurt wrote:1) why so difficult to renew your .bit domain ? am I missing something
Daniel submitted a PR 3 days ago with an explicit "renew" feature.

https://github.com/namecoin/namecoin/pull/146

However, it's been easy to renew your name: double click the name in Namecoin-Qt, and click OK.
kurt wrote:2) No renewal period or renewal warnings
There is a proposal to make names stop resolving before control of the name is lost: https://wiki.namecoin.info/index.php?ti ... ireWarning . This way, you'll notice that your website is down well before you lose the domain. Would this partially address your concern?
kurt wrote:lost my first few .bit registrations - needless to say am not happy
Sorry to hear this. :( This is unfortunately too common -- I agree that this should be addressed.
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Re: how do you renew a .bit ?

Post by kurt » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:11 am

Thanks... just totally hacked off with losing my .bit domains then finding out that someone else has registered them.

If you have to renew every 7 months and keep checking just in case the blocks age quicker - just doesn't make sense to use .bit

I would put it down as a critical flaw

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Re: how do you renew a .bit ?

Post by biolizard89 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:29 pm

kurt wrote:Thanks... just totally hacked off with losing my .bit domains then finding out that someone else has registered them.

If you have to renew every 7 months and keep checking just in case the blocks age quicker - just doesn't make sense to use .bit

I would put it down as a critical flaw
Yep, it certainly needs to be resolver before .bit is competitive with ICANN domains. Would the proposal I linked above be helpful in your opinion?
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Re: how do you renew a .bit ?

Post by kurt » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:20 am

very much so

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