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.wow has more collisions than any other new gTLD

Kevin Murphy, November 18, 2013, 20:19:47 (UTC), Domain Registries

Amazon, Google or Demand Media are going to have to block over 200,000 strings in .wow, which all three have applied for, due to the risk of name collisions.

That’s tens of thousands of names greater than any other applied-for gTLD string.

Here’s the top 20 gTLDs, ranked by the number of collisions:

wow205447
dell121824
host118517
gold108328
hotel108223
house107365
telefonica106624
computer98569
maison96325
movistar96241
cam95422
auto89966
abc85260
samsung84630
red76573
ads73783
sky72861
inc69558
ibm68843
unicorn68805

The average new gTLD string has 7,346 potential collisions, according to our preliminary analysis of the lists ICANN published for 1,318 strings this morning.

As blogged earlier, 9.8 million unique domain names are to be blocked in total.

Seventeen gTLDs seem to have been provided with empty lists, so will not have to block any domains in order to proceed to delegation with ICANN.

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Comments (3)

  1. patrick says:

    Can you say clusterf@#k.

  2. patrick says:

    PS i would take bow.wow because most of these gTLDs are dogs, 98% are going to be sent to the vet and be put to sleep. I just asked my dog’s who i love very much about the new gTLDs and they just stood there with a blank look on there faces,like most consumers.

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