Brief Overview Purpose: This Public Comment proceeding seeks input on the draft Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1 report produced by the Office of the CTO.Current Status:The report presents the findings for Study 1 of the Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP). The purpose and scope of Study 1 were defined in a July 2019 Request for Proposal (RFP). This draft of the report addresses the first two goals of Study 1, as stated in the
The Internet Commerce Association has developed a tool to make it easy for those opposed to any increase in the .com registry fee to voice their disapproval.On 3 January ICANN and Verisign released proposed amendments to the .com registry agreement which includes a 7% increase in the registry fee in the final 4 of 6 years of the agreement.Not unexpectedly the ICA, with domain investors their key constituency, are very much opposed to any increase and li
Since its launch in December 2019, EURid's Project APEWS Advanced Prevention and Early Warning System has correctly detected over 60,000 malicious .eu domain name registrations. While this is only 1.67% of the more than 3.6 million .eu domains registered, it's still a significant amount and has undoubtedly had an impact on reducing cybercrime in the .eu space.EURid, the organisation that manages the .eu top-level domain, launched their award winning AI-dri
What happens when a Brand changes its company name, which has a .brand new gTLD, such as through a takeover, merger or just a name change? There's currently no quick process in place to allow them to obtain a new gTLD to reflect the change. This is one of the many issues raised by Loc Damilaville, Market Research Manager at Afnic who manages the French ccTLD as well as 17 new gTLDs, in today's Q&A looking at the year just gone and the year ahead.
Branding is one of the top-level domain industry's greatest strengths, and more should be made of it is one of the key observations in this latest Q&A with David Fowler, vice-president, marketing and communications, Canadian Internet Registration Authority. Looking back at 2019, CIRA thought it was a year not without its challenges, particularly the slowing growth in the domain name market, and this was coming off the back of their best year ever in 2018. On
At the end of 2019, the US government passed a new bill authorising the Department of Defence to sell around 200 million Internet Protocol 4th version addresses. Several blocks of IPv4 addresses are planned to be sold out in ten years. Vincentas Grinius, CEO of Heficed, explains how these changes might affect the IP address market[news release] The US Department of Defence announced the sale of around 200 million IPv4 addresses in multiple large and medium b