Collisions

  • Uniregistry to release 10 million domains on October 4

    … thousands of registry-owned domains to expire and return to the available pool. About 200,000 domains originally registered to North Sound Names, a separate Schilling-controlled company, are being made available via regular channels. Those domains were registered (rather than reserved) so that Uniregistry could throw up landing pages inviting…

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  • Are .mail, .home and .corp safe to launch? Applicants think so

    … three years ago, after studies determined that they were at risk of causing far more “name collision” problems than other strings. If they were to start resolving on the internet, the fear is they would lead to problems ranging from data leakage to systems simply stopping working properly. Name collisions are something all new TLDs run the risk…

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  • New ccTLDs may have to block name collisions

    … ICANN is thinking about expanding its controversial policy on name collisions from new gTLDs to new ccTLDs. The country code Names Supporting Organization has been put on notice (pdf) that ICANN’s board of directors plans to pass a resolution on the matter shortly. The resolution would call on the ccNSO to “undertake a study to understand…

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  • Millions of new gTLD domains to be released as collision blocks end

    … Millions of new gTLD domain names are set to start being released, as ICANN-mandated name collision blocks start getting lifted. Starting yesterday, domains that have been blocked from registration due to name collisions can now be released by the registries. About 95,000 names in gTLDs such as .nyc, .tattoo, .webcam and .wang have already…

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  • Comcast users report name collision bugs

    … US cable ISP Comcast has become the latest company to experience problems caused by name collisions with new gTLDs. In this case the gTLD in question is .network, which Donuts had delegated at the end of August. Users of Comcast’s Xfinity service have been complaining about various issues linked to collisions ever since. It turns out some…

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