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

    … 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

    …. 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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  • Comcast users report name collision bugs

    … been returning the domain “your-dns-needs-immediate-attention.network” and the IP address 127.0.53.53. Anyone Googling for 127.0.53.53 — the IP address selected to ICANN’s “controlled interruption” name collision management plan — will currently find this ad: Cyrus Namazi, vice president of DNS industry engagement at ICANN, confirmed to DI…

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