Google 的 .search 網域

Netcraft 的「November 2017 Web Server Survey」這篇看到關於 Google 弄到的 .search 網域:

This month the controversial new .search gTLD being run by Google’s Charleston Road Registry subsidiary was found for the first time, with www.nic.search responding to the survey. Google hopes it will be able to run .search as a dotless domain which will automatically redirect users to their search engine of choice. This proposal has been criticised for going against ICANN’s own rules, which prohibits this functionality due to the potential for conflicts with existing names on internal networks. This feature could also cause confusion for users who have come to expect that typing words into their address bar will perform a search query for that term.

It is currently uncertain whether or not Google will be allowed to run the .search TLD as a dotless domain, however with the launch of the first site on this TLD this month Google is one step closer to the provision of this service.

找了一下資料,ICANNWiki 上的「.search」有些資料,另外也有新聞資訊 (2013 年的):「Google Wants To Operate .Search As A “Dotless” Domain, Plans To Open .Cloud, .Blog And .App To Others」。

不太妙...

取得某些 tld 所有的 Domain Name

在「How to Download a List of All Registered Domain Names」這邊介紹了 .com、.net 以及 .name 的 zone file 怎麼申請與下載 (由 Verisign 維護的三個 tld)。

另外也介紹了 Centralized Zone Data Service,包括所有的 tld,以及 ICANN 提供的 API。

這樣應該有很多資料可以分析?

NTIA 決定將 Root Domain 的管理權責轉移到 ICANN

NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration) 決定將 root domain 管理權責移交出來:「NTIA Announces Intent to Transition Key Internet Domain Name Functions」,關於移交的 Q&A 則可以在「IANA Functions and Related Root Zone Management Transition Questions and Answers」這篇讀到。

目前是 NTIA 放出意願,請 ICANN 提出轉移計畫:

As the first step, NTIA is asking the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to convene global stakeholders to develop a proposal to transition the current role played by NTIA in the coordination of the Internet’s domain name system (DNS).

不知道要花多久時間,可能是用幾年的時間轉移。雖然是找 stakeholders,但看起來應該是會由 ICANN 掌握...

ICANN 通過 27 個 top level domain...

在「ICANN Reveals Regional Winners of New gTLDs」這邊看到 ICANN 通過 27 個 top level domain 的消息。

這 27 個 domain 可以透過「New gTLD Current Application Status」這頁查詢,在 Search By 的地方選擇 IE Result = Pass 就可以找出來了。可以看出來這一波都是非英文的網域名稱。

有種被 ICANN 玩到快完蛋的感覺...