Namecoin: name_firstupdate stays unconfirmed

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Namecoin: name_firstupdate stays unconfirmed

Post by erikerikerik » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:11 am

Hello,

Yesterday I registered disk.bit
The name_firstupdate stays unconfirmed.
How is that possible? And how am I possible to correct it?

Some other domains went very well.

Thank you in advance!

snailbrain
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Re: Namecoin: name_firstupdate stays unconfirmed

Post by snailbrain » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:45 pm

erikerikerik wrote:Hello,

Yesterday I registered disk.bit
The name_firstupdate stays unconfirmed.
How is that possible? And how am I possible to correct it?

Some other domains went very well.

Thank you in advance!
are you using namecoin-qt?

also:

{
"name" : "d/disk",
"value" : "blank",
"txid" : "b5cab464e990af1b31ea10185fa9a47c2e9beb56d2fe81064f55cbad72ddadc3",
"address" : "N24z2xhDPPEeWvQZsuZ5VbiE7htLYDU83a",
"expires_in" : 35780
}

is already registered.. did you do it in the end? (tried restarting client?)

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Re: Namecoin: name_firstupdate stays unconfirmed

Post by cassini » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:11 am

I noticed this behaviour, too. It seems that if someone does a name operation and switches off his machine instantly, this name is in a limbo. If I try to take this name, the name_firstupdate gives me a
{"code":-1,"message":"there are pending operations on that name"}

After that, one of these can happen:

a) if he turns on his machine after a few hours, his operation eventually makes it to the blockchain and everything looks normal again.
b) if he doesn't switch on his PC within something like 22 hours, the expires_in field goes down to -100 or even -120 and I still get this error message. Then all of a sudden my name_firstupdate succeeds. However, this only works if I had restarted namecoind/Namecoin-QT in the meantime.

Is there something like a timeout on pending operations like these? If not, is it possible to block a name with this method forever?

psionin
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Re: Namecoin: name_firstupdate stays unconfirmed

Post by psionin » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:15 am

Hey guys, I have the same or similar issue. A domain registered a while ago hasn't gotten past OP_NAME_FIRSTUPDATE and also says "there are pending operations on that name" for any edit attempts (http://explorer.dot-bit.org/n/123459).

Code: Select all

Date 	Op 	Block 	Transaction 	Value
24/11/13 08:49:11 	OP_NAME_FIRSTUPDATE 	147515 	2580892 	
24/11/13 05:39:31 	OP_NAME_NEW 	147502 	2580763 	Hash : ab02a9087e6d3b21fcf7774c714a35cb7b9a2728
I was using namecoin-qt and the computer had not been shutdown during the registration. I've also tried restarting several times.

snailbrain
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Re: Namecoin: name_firstupdate stays unconfirmed

Post by snailbrain » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:50 am

not sure..

but.. if nameindex is corrupt , it might try to let you register names which have already been taken.

If you have any stuck transactions in your transaction list, you can just delete them in console window..

deletetransaction <tx#>

psionin
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Re: Namecoin: name_firstupdate stays unconfirmed

Post by psionin » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:15 pm

It's highly unlikely that the name was already registered because the transaction time in the block explorer corresponds to when I was registering it. I deleted the transaction, and the name currently comes up as unavailable for registration. I think it's stuck in some kind of limbo, but hopefully it will be available again after it expires. At least the faulty transaction no longer shows up in the wallet. Thanks.

snailbrain
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Re: Namecoin: name_firstupdate stays unconfirmed

Post by snailbrain » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:58 pm

i think i seen something liek this before.. maybe an old post by khal.. although cannot find it..

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Re: Namecoin: name_firstupdate stays unconfirmed

Post by khal » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:07 pm

Do you own the namecoin address of the name (N24z2xhDPPEeWvQZsuZ5VbiE7htLYDU83a) ?

To know it, use the command: validateaddress N24z2xhDPPEeWvQZsuZ5VbiE7htLYDU83a

If that's the case, you can restart namecoin with the param "-rescan".
If it is still not sufficient, you can rename nameindex.dat to nameindex.dat.old (to keep it as a backup) and restart (it'll be rebuilt on startup).

If you don't own it, be patient :p


From what I remember from the old case, some name_update tx where is ram and relayed to the network, and didn't allow other people to do name_update (the client check this). A simple restart of namecoin empty the ram and allow you to do a name_update, unless you receive the same bugged tx before.
Not sure if it is the same thing or not.
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psionin
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Re: Namecoin: name_firstupdate stays unconfirmed

Post by psionin » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:44 pm

It says ismine=false for that address. Where do you see the address info for a name?

Also, how does the expiration work.. does it just release the name registration once the timer runs out? Can renewal be done before that? Are there any notifications?

snailbrain
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Re: Namecoin: name_firstupdate stays unconfirmed

Post by snailbrain » Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:49 pm

psionin wrote:It says ismine=false for that address. Where do you see the address info for a name?

Also, how does the expiration work.. does it just release the name registration once the timer runs out? Can renewal be done before that? Are there any notifications?
you can renew before it expires

to get the address of a name you can do:

name_show <name>

everytime you update/renew the name, the address changes

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