Name Collisions

  • Verisign says new gTLDs put millions at risk

    … files on their local networks. The WPAD protocol tries to find the file using DHCP first, but fails over to DNS. So, your browser might look for a wpad.dat file on wpad.example.com, depending on what domain your computer belongs to, using DNS. The vulnerability arises because companies often use previously undelegated TLDs — such as .prod or .global…

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  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • Comcast users report name collision bugs

    … Xfinity hubs use the domain home.network on residential networks and that this default configuration choice was not corrected by Comcast before .network went live. The collision doesn’t appear to be causing widespread internet access issues — Xfinity has close to 20 million users so we’d have heard about it if the problems were ubiquitous — some…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
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