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Collisions among new gTLDs

Posted August 6th, 2013


As directed by the ICANN Board of Directors on 18 May 2013, ICANN commissioned and today releases the results of a study that considers the likelihood and impact of name space collisions between applied-for new gTLD strings and non-delegated TLDs. Additionally, the study also reviewed the possibility of collisions arising from the use of X.509 digital certificates.

Background: In a study published in January 2013, ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) identified fact that some certificate authorities issue X.509 certificates for domain names that are not resolvable in the public DNS. Such issues identified in SAC 057, as well as in SAC 045, are symptoms of entities that have local environments that include strong assumptions about the number of top-level domains and/or have introduced local top-level domains in private namespaces that may conflict with names yet to be allocated. These private namespaces sometimes “leak” into the public DNS (either through misconfiguration or the use of old software), meaning that requests for resources on private networks could end up querying the public-facing DNS Root Servers and hence “colliding” with the delegated new gTLD.

See the full skinny including the resulting study and ICANN staff recommendations HERE.

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The Pirate Bay Must Be Blocked by UK ISPs, Court Rules

Posted May 1st, 2012

From BBC News

File-sharing site The Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK internet service providers, the High Court has ruled.

The Swedish website hosts links to download mostly pirated free music and video. Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media must all prevent their users from accessing the site.

“Sites like The Pirate Bay destroy jobs in the UK and undermine investment in new British artists,” the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) said.

A sixth ISP, BT, requested “a few more weeks” to consider their position on blocking the site.

BPI’s chief executive Geoff Taylor said: “The High Court has confirmed that The Pirate Bay infringes copyright on a massive scale.

“Its operators line their pockets by commercially exploiting music and other creative works without paying a penny to the people who created them.

“This is wrong – musicians, sound engineers and video editors deserve to be paid for their work just like everyone else.”

See the full skinny HERE.

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Barry Diller to broadcasters suing TV service Aereo: Bring it on!

Posted March 11th, 2012


by Paul Sloan

Barry Diller knew full well that the TV broadcasters would go to battle to stop Aereo, a streaming service that’s scheduled to go live in New York City on Thursday. And he couldn’t care less.

Speaking at SXSW, Diller explained why he loves the service, and then said, “”Another reason I love it. It’s going to be a great fight.”


The service, as explained in detail HERE by my colleague Greg Sandoval, was slammed with two complaints early this month, one from NBC, ABC and CBS (parent company of CNET) and the other from Fox, Univision and PBS. The broadcasters say “no amount of technological gimmickry” changes copyright law or the fact that Aereo needs permission to distribute their shows. They want the court to block the service from launching.

See the full skinny HERE.

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ICANN Issues Notices of Breach, Termination and Non-Renewal To Three Registrars

Posted January 14th, 2011

On January 12, three registrars were issued notices of Breach, Termination and Non-Renewal. The registrars in question, iWelt AG, Zog Media, Inc. DBA Zog Names and Centrohost CJSC have all failed to escrow gTLD registration data (pursuant to Section 3.6 of the RAA).

Each registrar has 15 days to cure the breach before the termination process begins.

During 2010, 22 registries were sent breach notices. 7 of those registrars received termination date extensions, some of which are extended through the summer of 2011.

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