420K ICANN Collision New gTLD Domains Start The Process of Being Freed As They Are “Registered”

There are a ton of new gTLD’s being “registered” today.

Many readers have written and commented about the volume of domain “registered” today and that these registrations may screw up the  new gTLD stats when the zone files update tomorrow.

However the vast majority are domain names on the ICANN Collision list and appears to be a technical entry, rather than a real domain registration, one of the steps in the domain name being freed.

According to Registered.Today over 420,000 new gTLD domain names have been “registered” today.

These registrations are a part of the SRV record requirements mandated by the ICANN APD Name Collision mitigation.

Doing a spot check of some of the 420,000 domains “registered” today they do not seem to be reflected in the whois, pulling up a no-record.

Therefore it seems that none of these domain names will actually make the zone file when it updates tomorrow.

There are millions of domain names on the ICANN collision list that will be freed up from the ICANN hold back requirements with an estimated release date starting in November.

Of course many of the domains on the collision list maybe held back by the registry as reserved domains or priced as premium priced domains carrying premium annual renewal fees.

Many others on the ICANN collision list are nonsensical domain names and probably will never be registered by a paying customer

 

Comments

    • says

      These domains are not showing up in the whois

      compare:

      0.college “registered” today

      DOMAIN NOT FOUND

      To whois nic.college

      which has a whois record
      Domain ID:CNIC-DO1465621
      Domain Name:NIC.COLLEGE
      Created On:2013-09-11T11:58:15.0Z
      Last Updated On:2014-06-10T16:02:48.0Z
      Expiration Date:2014-09-11T23:59:59.0Z
      Registry Expiry Date:2014-09-11T23:59:59.0Z
      Status:serverTransferProhibited
      Status:serverUpdateProhibited
      Status:serverDeleteProhibited
      Status:serverRenewProhibited
      Registrant ID:H5178905
      Registrant Name:Domain Administrator
      Registrant Organization:XYZ.COM LLC
      Registrant Street1:2121 E Tropicana Ave Suite #2
      Registrant City:Las Vegas
      Registrant State/Province:NV
      Registrant Postal Code:89119

      • Andrew Allemann says

        I realize that. Your article says these domains will likely show up in the next zone file update and screw up the numbers. I’m just saying they were in the zone files that published last night.

        As John points out below, they don’t have associated nameservers.

  1. says

    Just looking at the zonefile for .COLLEGE now. The domains are not exactly “in” the zonefile as there does not seem to be any associated nameservers. There are DNSSEC entries, a SRV entrey, an A entry which is a private IP (127.0.53.53), a TXT entry and an MX entry. But the NS entry seems to be missing.

    The text message (TXT) is “Your DNS configuration needs immediate attention see https://icann.org/namecollision“.

  2. says

    A few of the stats sites are showing as still processing the zonefiles. I think this is due to the zonefiles being delayed this morning rather than zonefile parsing issues. Anyone hitting the CZDS before 0900 or so might have got stale zones (yesterday’s zone files).

  3. says

    Andrew

    Actually what I wrote was that:

    “Many reader have written and commented that about the volume of domain “registered” today and that these registrations may screw up the new gTLD stats when the zone files update tomorrow.

    However the vast majority are domain names on the ICANN Collision list and appears to be a technical entry, rather than a real domain registration, one of the steps in the domain name being freed.”

    I spent the rest of the time telling readers why these domains are not going to be included in the zone file numbers

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