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13 Aug 2018

How big is the domain business? ICANN
When you're standing close to ICANN, the domain business may seem pretty big, but when you stand farther away, not so much.

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Stable link is https://www.jl.ly/ICANN/dombiz.html

20 May 2018

GDPR, ICANN, and Registrar WHOIS ICANN
On Friday I was on a surprisingly interesting session at
Rightscon 2018 in Toronto about GDPR and WHOIS. The panel consisted of Eleeza Agoopian from ICANN staff; Avri Doria who was recently appointed to the ICANN board; Elliot Noss who runs large registrar Tucows; Stephanie Perrin who has done a lot of privacy work for the Canadian government and as an ICANN volunteer, and me; Milt Mueller, who is now at Georgia Tech, moderated. There was a lot of overlap of roles on the panel. For example, I was there as a security researcher, but I've also resold Tucows' service for almost 20 years.

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06 May 2018

Our Woke Domain Registries ICANN

Hmmn.

$ whois -h whois.donuts.co women.forsale
Domain not found.
This premium domain is available for purchase. If you would like to make an offer, please contact platinums@donuts.email.
$ whois -h whois.donuts.co girls.forsale
Domain not found.
This premium domain is available for purchase. If you would like to make an offer, please contact platinums@donuts.email.
$ whois -h whois.donuts.co teens.forsale
Domain not found.
This premium domain is available for purchase. If you would like to make an offer, please contact platinums@donuts.email.

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30 Apr 2017

Oh, those wild and crazy new TLDs ICANN

Among the many issues affecting ICANN's thousand new TLDs is collisions, that is, the same name already used elsewhere. The other uses are non-standard and unofficial, but some names turn out to have been used a lot. One approach to see how bad the collisions are is controlled interruption, in which the TLD publishes wildcard records with obvious impossible values, in the hope that systems that use colliding names see them and do something about it.

The process is pretty simple. For 90 days the domain publishes records like these currently in the new .hotels TLD:

hotels. 3600 in a   127.0.53.53
hotels. 3600 in mx  10 your-dns-needs-immediate-attention.hotels.
hotels. 3600 in txt "Your DNS configuration needs immediate attention see https://icann.org/namecollision"
hotels. 3600 in srv 10 10 0 your-dns-needs-immediate-attention.hotels.
*.hotels. 3600 in a   127.0.53.53
*.hotels. 3600 in mx  10 your-dns-needs-immediate-attention.hotels.
*.hotels. 3600 in txt "Your DNS configuration needs immediate attention see https://icann.org/namecollision"
*.hotels. 3600 in srv 10 10 0 your-dns-needs-immediate-attention.hotels.
When the 90 days are up, the domain takes out the interruption records, and starts putting in real ones. That's the theory, and what the ICANN registry agreements require. The practice turns out to be different.

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Stable link is https://www.jl.ly/ICANN/newtldcrud.html

14 Mar 2017

ICANN's Ten Worst Domains ICANN

Yesterday at ICANN 58 in Copenhagen there was session on DNS Abuse Mitigation:

The Cross Community Topic Discussion proposed by the GAC Public Safety Working Group will focus on ICANN's Efforts, based on answers to questions in Annex 1 of Hyderabad Communiqué with expected contributions from ICANN's SSR Team and Contractual Compliance.
In one of the talks, ICANN staff talked about the new Abuse Data Analysis Platform, with an example with live data, including the ten worst gTLDs, ranked by the percentage of the TLD's names that have various abuse indicators (click on the picture to see it at legible size):

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Stable link is https://www.jl.ly/ICANN/tenworst.html

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