[Gnso-newgtld-wg] GNSO Council Response to ICANN Board on Potential dependencies between the Name Collisions Analysis Project (NCAP) and New gTLD Subsequent Procedures.

Maxim Alzoba m.alzoba at gmail.com
Wed Sep 25 05:17:39 UTC 2019

As I understand ICANN Board can not direct PDP. 

⁣Maxim Alzoba​

On 24 Sep 2019, 02:39, at 02:39, Rubens Kuhl <rubensk at nic.br> wrote:
>> On 23 Sep 2019, at 18:52, Aikman-Scalese, Anne <AAikman at lrrc.com>
>> Thanks Rubens.  I think the list you linked is merely a summary of
>individual reports made to ICANN in the prior round.
>The only available evidence is that evidence, so what the contractor
>might have access is to the individual reports.
>> The focus of NCAP Study 1 is much broader and will likely include,
>for example, the attached data from 2017 dealing with Man in the Middle
>(MitM) interceptions of users and the resulting opportunity for DNS
>abuse (scams) and security risks, such as the ability to access the
>user’s files and/or servers for purposes of obtaining confidential
>information and/or installing malware.
>All of them either require DNS labels with _ (underscore) that are
>already forbidden as domain names, or require 2nd level name collisions
>(like WPAD), which NCAP decided not to tackle.
>Study 1 will likely include a link to the paper you attached, but
>because it's a cataloging effort, it will stop at that, so not going
>into evidenced harms, which was the topic at hand.
>> Regarding DNS abuse and the vulnerabilities created by name
>collisions, see  the “Board Scorecard” on CCT-RT linked below – page 5
>Recommendation 15 classified as “pending” – “The Board directs ICANN
>org to facilitate community efforts to develop a definition of “abuse”
>to inform further action on this recommendation.”
>The abuse is so much larger than name collisions that it would be
>reckless for the PDP to try addressing it just for that. There will be
>plenty of upcoming cross-community discussions on abuse in proper fora,
>starting at ICANN 66.
>Rec. 15 was directed at many parties, not just SubPro.
>> Separately, I am not sure when this PDP WG will reach the Board’s
>directions to Sub Pro on the CCT-RT topics.  (See attached email from
>August 19.)   The specific recommendations sent to Sub Pro by the Board
>include Nos. 12, 25, 29, 32, 33, 34, and 35 at the link above.
>Unrelated to name collisions so I will let others chime in.
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