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ICANN, NTIA, Verisign and ANA Weighing In on 'Name Collisions' and the Readiness of New gTLD Program

Gregory S. Shatan of Reed Smith writes: "Last week, ICANN (the organization that oversees the domain name system of the Internet) was busy with nothing less than the security and stability of the Internet. At ICANN's recent meeting in Durban, those of us attending heard a drumbeat of studies, presentations and concerns regarding "name collisions": the conflicts that will arise when new gTLDs go live and conflict with existing top-level extensions in private networks… ICANN has now reacted to the studies and concerns over name collisions, and posted a "Proposal to Mitigate Name Collision Risks" The Proposal assumes that all new gTLDs can be divided in three parts, like Gaul: High Risk (just .home and .corp), Uncalculated Risk (approximately 280 gTLDs) and Low Risk (the remaining 1100 gTLDs). The flaw in this reasoning is that the division is based solely on the number of observed "empty queries" relating to each new gTLD."

Related topics: DNS, Domain Names, ICANN, Internet Governance, Policy & Regulation, Top-Level Domains

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