William “nenolod” Pitcock, founder and long-time operator of the DroneBL DNSBL, announced via a posting on their mailinglist that he’ll discontinue his work on the service “due to time and emotional constraints” “effective immediately”.
The DNS Blacklist is one of the few that is especially meant to be used for IRC Networks.
He writes that coming to the decision to quit having an active role was not an easy process but he deems the project mature enough that the community “can steer it’s future development focus” and notes that he’ll continue to provide hosting for the blacklist until the community has made appropriate “alternative hosting arrangements”.
nenolod hands over the operations part of the service to Alexander “OUTsider” Maassen which he says that many already know. nenolod notes that he shouldn’t be contacted about issues considering DroneBL anymore as he’d be unable to help from now on.
Closing the announcement, nenolod writes that it is now time for him to “begin work on other endeavours”.
IRC-Junkie wishes nenolod all the best, whatever those future endeavours might be
Oh and yes indeed, thanks for all the fish!