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

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

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ICANN faced difficulties for more than two months with their system TAS, which was responsible for receiving new domain zone requests. This resulted in the inability to submit requisitions and an increase in dissatisfaction with ICANN's services. Despite this, the issue has been resolved, and applicants can now submit requests for a new domain zone.

The system has undergone repairs and will be open for requests from September in the first stage. However, maintenance work will be carried out in the coming days, but it should only last a few hours. ICANN guarantees the functionality of the system. The reason for the failure was a software issue, which took eight days to identify (from April 12 to April 20), and a month to resolve.

ICANN is now monitoring the system's performance closely to prevent future disruptions.

Recently, ICANN decided to allow a wide variety of domain zones to be registered, including brands, cities, and names of non-profit organizations, after years of consideration. Some support the decision while others oppose it, but either way, we can expect many top-level domain zones to become available.

It's possible that not all of the new domain zones will become popular, but it won't matter to many registrants.


The classification is not compulsory, so it's a loose term and not a valid argument.

There may be a need to update filters and masks for addresses, but this issue also exists with current domains, as I have received errors with email addresses in the .name zone before.

This process is inevitable, in my opinion, much like the transition from IPv4 to IPv6, single-byte encodings to Unicode, monitor resolution to Retina, or GPRS to LTE - progress cannot be stopped.


I am not in favor of having a multitude of domain zones, as some sort of classification is currently in place.
Furthermore, the majority of the new domain zones will likely disappear soon after their creation, leaving domain owners at a loss for their businesses.


According to Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Verisign has notified the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that introducing a system for delegating new domain names is technically risky due to the absence of necessary security and stability measures. Despite ICANN's announcement two years ago regarding the free registration of top-level domains (gTLDs), Verisign has urged caution as many technical issues still need resolving in order to avoid potential long-term consequences for the domain name system.

Verisign highlights some of the technical problems that need addressing, including browser unavailability, internet certificates, root domain zone web servers, weak brand protection, and software difficulties in recognizing new gTLDs. Verisign, which makes money from the sale of internet addresses and has itself applied for new gTLDs, requests that ICANN postpone any hasty actions.

The American PayPal payment system also raised concerns about ICANN's readiness to introduce new gTLDs and highlighted "serious security problems." However, ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé rejected this criticism and stated that all the known technical difficulties have been discussed for many years. The planned expansion is already underway and does not include any further delays.