ICANN solved technical problems of the application system for new domain zones

Started by keiron, Jul 27, 2022, 04:06 AM

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For more than a two month, ICANN could not resolve problems with TAS, the system for accepting requisitions for new domain zones. This, as you might guess, led to the impossibility of submitting such requisitions, and an increase in the number of dissatisfied with the work of ICANN. Nevertheless, the problem is nevertheless solved, and now it is possible to apply for a new domain zone.

After some "repair" of the system, it will be open for requisitions September, this is the first stage. True, the system will be subjected to maintenance work in the next couple of days, but this will only last a few hours. The rest of the time TAS will work. Anyway, ICANN guarantees it.
According to the leadership of this organization, the technical issue that led to the impossibility of accepting requisitions has been completely resolved. Unfortunately, it is not clear why the solution to this problem took so long. The reason for the failure was a software issue, and even finding the problem took a whole 8 days, from April 12 to April 20. The solution of the issue, as we see, took a month.

To prevent future disruptions, ICANN is now closely monitoring system performance by analyzing data flows.

It is worth recalling that ICANN recently opened the possibility of registering a wide variety of domain zones, including brands, cities, names of non-profit organizations, and so on. Consideration of this issue took a long time - in fact, some years. This decision has both supporters and opponents. Nevertheless, the decision has already been made, so we can expect a large number of top-level domain zones to appear already.

It is likely that a little of the new zones will be able to become popular, but for many registrants this is not necessary.


The classification is very conditional, as it is not mandatory, so this argument does not count.

All sorts of filters and masks for addresses will have to be redone, yes. But this problem also exists with current domains - a couple of times I received a slap on an email address in the .name zone.

But this is an inescapable process, IMHO, like the transition from IPv4 to IPv6, from single-byte encodings to Unicode, from monitor resolution to Retina, from GPRS to LTE - progress will not stop.


I wouldn't like a heap of domain zones.
Now there is at least some kind of classification.

And most of the new zones will soon disappear, and domain owners will lose their business.


Verisign has sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stating that the introduction of a system for delegating new domain name  addresses is technically risky at the moment due to the lack of the necessary security and stability system, writes the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.
Two years ago, the ICANN Corporation announced the free registration of top-level domains (gTLDs) and, along with the ".com" and ".net" domain names, which abound on the Internet, promised to open many new domains.  And already this April, about two dozen new domain zones should open.
Nevertheless, Verisign urges ICANN to be careful.
ICANN's plans provoke a lot of criticism. Political and legal criticism has been repeatedly voiced. Verisign makes a new criticism – technical. The company, which itself earns money from the sale of Internet addresses and has itself applied for new gTLDs, asks ICANN to abandon reckless actions.

The introduction of new gTLDs will have significant and long—term consequences for the domain name system (DNS)," Verisign experts write to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
To prevent the occurrence of errors, it is necessary to solve a number of technical issues beforehand and only then enter new domain name addresses. This preliminary preparation for solving technical issues has not yet been completed. Without a thoughtful approach, problems can affect the entire DNS system.

Among the current technical problems, Verisign calls the unavailability of browsers, Internet certificates and root domain zone  web servers for the introduction of new domain zones; a weak brand protection system; as well as software difficulties in recognizing new gTLDs and some other problems.

American PayPal payment system also expressed doubt about ICANN's readiness to introduce new gTLDs and drew its attention to "serious security problems".
However, in an interview with reporters, Icann CEO Fadi Chehadé rejected this criticism. All the problems that Verisign calls have been known for a long time and have been discussed for many years. The planned expansion is "already at the exit", and does not imply further delays.