I bought that ETHEREUM.eth as collectible and to use it for the creation of an “elective” pfp, for maybe “reselling subnames” one day connected to it
very honestly I don’t see how it could be maliciously used. It isn’t a name with mixed chars.
raffy app was giving green lights
I had several ethereum.eth variations with some artistic shapes, all of them using chars of the same family, no weird thing nor tricks nor bullshit.
some have been excluded and I couldn’t renew them, that one was already mine, I forgot to renew it, and I bought it back at premium, not without pain. I was the previous owner and I bought it again.
Since the interface allowed me to buy it I was pretty in peace with it, the other names were excluded but this one was still accepted.
IT MEANS IT WAS A GOOD NAME NOT EXCLUDED
and that’s the point, when I realized raffy excluded a new series of chars I found impossible to renew some of the special ethereum.eth versions I had (an example is that weird font that messes up completely the writing, often used in cyberpunk situations - I forgot the name)
in few words I was really collecting some of the nicest version of ethereum.eth with pure sequences of special chars.
All of them impossible to be confused.
Now things are becoming embarrassing.
(not to mention that I will have to pay 26% of taxes next year for it if it is not recognized as some kind of token I can resell)
it was a straight name with all chars of the same family…
why do you consider it malicious?
I just saw this final debate and I am going to sleep shocked lol
I know there are people who bought tons of names, so basically some of them may be even more affected than me. Very honestly I don’t know what to say.
The logic thing had to be to allow only straight alphabet and then add later other special chars one by one after checking them, discussing them, and voting them.
This process instead was approached backwards. We al know it was an error, but you can’t judge the people because your feeling is “maybe they wanted to scam someone”
Also the word malicious is very likely inappropriate in many situations, since a lot of people have no idea of how encoding works. I am a dev, I know how it works, but I know it much better now after following raffy’s research. We all underestimated the encoding problem. Don’t say it is not true.
I am so malicious I am doxxing myself.
it was the best name ever
now I have no name and no 15eth
it is a pure small-cap with chars of the same family, no tricks
remember many people really bought as collectibles
as raffy noted: smallcaps don’t have S
so I can imagine many people would tend to put a normal S to complete a smallcaps word if they need an S
it is not necessarily a malicious attitude
…but it wasn’t my case anyway!
if it makes you feel better check the few names I had and you excluded and didn’t allow me to renew, and you will see I always had pretty straight things
but anyway who can judge who is good and who is bad?
many of us really approached the problem as an artistic opportunity
(those who registered zero length dividers actually look a bit scammy lol but still I would refund everyone and close this chapter once and for all: error done => error fixed)
And after that if you’ll get scammed go to the police
Refund everyone or refund no one.
Or become the scammers.
After trying to follow you while digging in the encoding mess I consider you one of the few planetary experts. IF you suggest to remove smallcaps or anything else I don’t even ask you why. The important is to build a bulletproof machine. Properly because it is a complex problem.
But yes my EHTEREUM.eth made me feel pretty elitary!
if I get back the money… in few words I won’t be affected. I had dreams/visions but who cares.
I understand the reason and I consider it logic. Things must be bulletproof.
As I said if I’d have a time machine I would go back in time and suggest to start with simple latin alphabet and vote one by one any further chars the community would like to add.
But thinking retrospectively is always easier.
I doxxed myself because Makoto associated the words “questionable/scam” to the name I registered and lost.
actually I will be affected if the refund happens the next year and not this one, since I will have to refile my tax report, and next year I will have to explain what are those eth incoming, and maybe pay the taxes onthem too. We’ll see. I’ll pay a lawyer to know better. Once I see things moving.
As I said, all the distribution addresses we collected using the date of 18th June. If the name was transferred before the data, your friend will get a refund. If after the date, then you will get the refund.
I suggest checking these 2 files to cross check the refunding address and amount
If I can suggest … consider using the datafield of the refund transactions to add the word “refund”
this will help avoid tax issues in many places of the world
an alternative smart option is to call the sending contract “ENS_refund_for_invalid_names” in order to clarify the nature of the transactions produced
or consider doing both!
After the DAO stewards spotted one negative refund amount in the refund addresses (-0.01669948333 for 0xe5aa8a233b0fe90ff9d68ba93ced601596992533), I re-analysed my queries and found a few errors.
I fixed the problem, reran the query and here are the diffs.
> 0.01 ETH diff
appears_once means that 6 people no longer receive refund while 3 new people now receive refund
> 0.01 ETH diff means that 5 people receive more than 0.01 ETH and other 5 less than 0.01 ETH
The original query was missing to include ETHRegistrarController4 registration controller which was introduced about the same time I created this query. The negative refund amount was because two renewal transactions(thisandthis made by the controller was not included in some of the query. These missing two transactions resulted in calculating the remaining amount as May-2023 - June-2023 instead of July-2023 - June-2023 for example. After the recalculation this address now receives instead of 0.04748966914 eth instead of -0.01669948333
NEWS: we have new anti-wash-trading rules in italy, if you bought something like an nft using eth and later you get refunded so you must pay taxes on the difference of value of eth between the day you bought and the day of the refund.
As a result if eth pumps, everyone in italy will end up paying more taxes than the original cost of buying those .eth names declared invalid.
This said, some people is already underwater for this.
Personally I have only one 1 name to be refunded (but it is a little fortune), therefore I am not a squatter and I think I have the right to urge the community to start the refund procedure as soon as possible.
Some people who bought MANY names (obvious squatters, but the system was allowing it so there is nothing to blame them) will end up ruined economically.