Neal McPherson

Neal McPherson

Product Manager - Domains/SSL, 1&1 Internet

Posts by Neal McPherson

TLD News: Domain Name Collision

When it comes to top-level domain registration, there’s an important topic that many are yet to still understand. Name Collision,  according to the Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), is “when an attempt to resolve a domain name in a private name space results in a query to the public Domain Name System (DNS). When the administrative boundaries of both the private and public namespaces overlap, name resolution may yield unintended results.”

To better explain the definition above, consider the following example: Your company could have an internal server for employees in Wales, with an internal host name called 123.storage.wales. Employees can access this network internally, but when the official .WALES top-level domain (TLD) becomes available and someone else registers the name storage.wales, the employees’ Web browser does not know where to send the request– to the internal server, or the external domain name.

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ICANN50 – 1&1 Attends The Biggest Event Yet

London ICANN50

This week, 1&1’s domain experts had the opportunity to attend ICANN50 in London. ICANN, or The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers holds meetings three times per year, and provides attendees with the opportunity to learn about developments with Internet policy, attend workshops and open forums, and more.

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