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All gTLD confusion decisions in one handy chart

Kevin Murphy, August 27, 2013, 12:08:56 (UTC), Domain Registries

Dirk Krischenowski of DotBerlin has produced an interesting chart plotting all the new gTLD string confusion decisions to come out of ICANN and its objection panels to date.

He’s kindly allowed us to reproduce it here. Click to enlarge.

Each string-pair’s percentage of similarity, as determined by the Sword algorithm, determines its position on the Y-axis, while the color of the circle indicates which way the decision went.

It’s a nice way of visualizing the fact that while Sword may have been instructive in the String Similarity Panel’s determinations it’s not an overwhelming factor in String Confusion Objection decisions made by International Centre for Dispute Resolution panelists.

You can download the chart as a PDF here.

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Comments (2)

  1. Andrew says:

    Would be nice to see IDNs plotted on it as well, since
    通販 and shop have 0% similarity in SWORD but were found confusingly similar.

  2. Rubens Kuhl says:

    Although not an objection, it would be interesting to see .ECO and .CEO in this graph. It was a 96% SWORD index that was ruled out as not confusing, so even for >=90% SWORD, it was 2 out of 3 that were considered confusing.

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