ICANN Selects Lead for Development of Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework

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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. The statement of work for the development of the Framework can be found here [PDF, 89 KB]. ICANN intends to present a development timeline and initial questions for discussion at ICANN 48 Buenos Aires (17-21 November 2013). 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.
  • Be made available for public comment.

In accordance with its guidelines for procuring vendors, ICANN sent a Request for Proposal (RFP) to four qualified candidates. Three of the parties submitted proposals, and from those received ICANN selected JAS Global Advisors LLC.

About JAS Global Advisors LLC: Founded in 2003, JAS Global Advisors LLC is a unique professional services firm delivering risk management, technology, and governance solutions to a wide range of commercial and government clients.

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