Controlled Interruption

  • It’s official: new gTLDs didn’t kill anyone

    … The introduction of new gTLDs posed no risk to human life. That’s the conclusion of JAS Advisors, the consulting company that has been working with ICANN on the issue of DNS name collisions. It is final report “Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions”, published last night, JAS described the response to the “controlled interruption…

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  • ICANN Compliance probing Hunger Games domain

    … ICANN’s Compliance department is looking into whether Donuts broke the rules by activating a domain name for the forthcoming The Hunger Games movie. Following up from the story we posted earlier today, ICANN sent DI the following statement: We are well aware of this issue and are addressing it through our normal compliance resolution process…

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  • Is The Hunger Games’ new .movie domain illegal?

    … over 1.7 million YouTube views. But it has been claimed that Donuts activated the domain in the DNS two weeks before it was allowed to under its ICANN registry contract. It boils down to “controlled interruption”, the controversial mechanism by which registries mitigate the risk of potentially harmful name collisions in the DNS. Under ICANN’s…

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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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