After the latest release of the .eco registry system on 2023-11-16, some registrars reported receiving errors when executing
domain:info commands via EPP. This may have caused issues for registrars and .eco registrants performing operations on registered .eco domains.
We apologize for this incident and any inconvenience it caused to our registrar partners and .eco registrants. This report reviews the timeline of the issue, investigates its cause, and details our learnings and the actions that we are planning to take.
The 8.13 release of the .eco registry system contained a new version of the Fury EPP extension, Fury-2.1. There was a defect in the new version of the extension that caused errors when using the
domain:info command. If the Fury-2.1 extension was requested during the EPP login session then the registrar would receive an
2400 Command Failed error when executing the
Once the registry became aware of the issue, the support team investigated the cause and worked with our registrar partners to work around the issue by downgrading to the Fury-2.0 extension. A new version of the registry system was deployed that fixed the defect.
Some registrars may have code that automatically uses the latest version of EPP extensions. This was unanticipated and is a useful learning for the registry. If this is the case for your registrar, we would like to better understand the rationale for this behavior.
Please note that there may be other changes to make when upgrading to the new version of an EPP extension. We recommend reviewing the specification and testing the changes, prior to using the new version of an extension.
We have determined that this incident affected 6 registrar partners that had started using the new version of the extension. Some of these registrars addressed the issue by downgrading to the prior version of the Fury extension.
During this period, 1,470
domain:info commands failed due to this issue, approximately 15% of all domain:info commands executed.
We do not believe that this incident was revenue impacting. It did not affect domain registration or renewal. If the impacts for your registrar were more significant, please let us know, we would like to know more.
We were able to suggest a remediation to the registrars impacted by this issue to downgrade to the Fury-2.0 extension. We believe that many registrars were able to make this change.
All times are given in UTC.
2023-11-16 19:00: Fury 8.13 was released
2023-11-17 21:30: Registry service provider support was made aware of the issue and prepared a plan for addressing it
2023-11-18 04:20: Registry posted a notice about the issue on the .eco status board
2023-11-21 22:00: An advisory was sent to all registrars by registry service provider about the issue and containing advice on how to mitigate the issue
2023-11-22 17:00 A fix was deployed for this issue and a notice was sent out about the incident resolution
Duration of incident: 5 days and 22 hours
Time to incident notification: 1 day and 9 hours
We had not anticipated that the new versions of extensions provided by the registry in response to an EPP greeting would start getting used immediately. We will take this into account when releasing version upgrades to EPP extensions in the future.
It took us a long time to understand the impact of this issue and communicate to our registrar partners about it. We are looking to improve the speed and thoroughness of our incident response process to make sure that you understand the scope and impact of registry incidents as they occur. Please subscribe to notifications from this status page to ensure that you get notified.