Name Collisions

  • Verisign says new gTLDs put millions at risk

    … Verisign has revived its old name collisions security scare story, publishing this week a weighty research paper claiming millions are at risk of man-in-the-middle attacks. It’s actually a study into how a well-known type of attack, first documented in the 1990s, might become easier due to the expansion of the DNS at the top level. According…

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  • 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

    … 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?

    … Donuts may have launched its best new gTLD anchor tenant in violation of ICANN rules. The company revealed earlier this week that The Hunger Games movies are using thehungergames.movie to promote the fourth and final installment of the wildly successful “trilogy”. The domain name even features in the trailer for the film, which currently has…

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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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