Controlled Interruption

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

    … such as system failure and DNS queries leaking on to the internet. The applied-for gTLDs .corp and .home have been effectively banned, due to the vast numbers of organizations already using them. All other gTLDs were obliged, following JAS recommendations, to redirect all non-existent domains to 127.0.53.53, an IP address chosen to put network administrators…

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  • ICANN Compliance probing Hunger Games domain

    …. We attempt to resolve compliance matters through a collaborative informal resolution process, and we do not comment on what happens during the informal resolution phase. At issue is whether Donuts allowed the movie’s marketers to launch thehungergames.movie before the new gTLD’s mandatory 90-day “controlled interruption” phase was over. Under…

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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

    … ended their mandatory “controlled interruption” period and hundreds of thousands more are expected to be unblocked on a weekly basis over the coming months (and years). Want to register sex.nyc, poker.bid or garage.capetown? That may soon be possible. Those names, along with hundreds of other non-gibberish domains, are no longer subject to mandatory…

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