Question: Why is "???" used for owners from time-to-time. Is this an issue that arises when a character name changes and/or departs the server or is there some other criteria that triggers it?
Additionally, I notice that there was a surge of AH dumps that occurred approx 9minutes apart from one another, and then it went back to the hourly routine. I assume that was just a test of something?
Further, so far for Boulderfist-US I have encountered no issues with the AH dumps. I encourage developers to double check and ensure that their scripts that pull the data are doing so correctly, as it may not be a problem on Blizzard's end.
I tested Mugla's issue, and while I do not know any Russian, I encounter the same error when trying to pull the given URL.
Also, somewhat related, there's been an on-going issue with the remote auction house feature web-based implementation involving inability to update form field values: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2973250002?page=1#17