I'm using MetaMask for bidding via the ENS registrar DApp. It happens from time to time that the transaction for a bid is confirmed on etherscan, and also the .json file lists it NOT as pending. But the registrar page shows "You have bid but ..." -> "Open Auction", and the ENS lookup doesn't show any actions on the name. Does anyone know why this happens (quite often BTW)?

  • I have heard reports of some flakiness in the registrar dapp. You may have more luck with myetherwallet. Successful bids will not show up in etherscan because it is a secret auction. You can only see the auction start events, reveals, and finalizes.
    – carver
    Sep 21 '17 at 12:27
  • Thank you, @carver. Is there a chance that the "flakiness" will be transformed into more "solid condition" in the future?
    – judithESSS
    Sep 24 '17 at 17:46
  • I don't think there's a ton of active work on it right now. It seems likely that more work will go into it before the next big launch in two years. My suggestion would be to use a different interface if you're having problems, like myetherwallet.com. Or a command line tool, if you're into that kind of thing.
    – carver
    Sep 26 '17 at 0:23

I made a video about using MetaMask for bidding via the ENS registrar DApp. It shows how I dealt with the flakiness, having to Open an Auction that failed to open even though you did Bid on it, etc. https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=jyzorDfro8U

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    Hi! Link doesn't work for me.
    – judithESSS
    Oct 8 '17 at 6:32

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