ICANN Selects Lead for Development of Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework

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LOS ANGELES, CA – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) signed an agreement with JAS Global Advisors LLC to lead the development of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework, in cooperation with the community. ICANN intends to present a development timeline and initial questions for discussion at ICANN 48 Buenos Aires (17-21 November 2013). According to the Corporation, interested parties (e.g., current and prospective Registry Operators, security practitioners, community members) are encouraged to attend the SSR Session on Monday, 18 November 2013 and provide input.

The Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework was adopted by the ICANN Board of Directors, New gTLD Program Committee on 7 October 2013, (the “Framework”) and is intended to manage name collisions [PDF, 841 KB] in new gTLDs. More specifically, the Framework should:

•Identify appropriate parameters and processes to assess the probability and severity of impact resulting from name collision occurrences.

•Specify a set of Name Collision Occurrence Assessments and corresponding mitigation measures that ICANN or Top-Level Domains (TLD) applicants may need to implement. These assessments are to be based on Second-Level Domain data generated by DNS-OARC’s “Day in the Life of the Internet” initiative. Additional data sets, such as information from Certificate Authorities regarding the issuance of internal name certificates may be used as well.

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