So What does a Clusterfuck Really Look Like?

Morning Folks!

Yep, hide the kids. No asterisk today.  Today I get to ask a real question.

So what does a Clusterfuck Really Look like? Seems clusterfucks are the new normal. Got insurance?

But I'm not going to get political.

So what does a Clusterfuck Really Look like?

"In the event a Fortune 500 company network infrastructure fails to work because of collision, the damages that just one company  could suffer could easily exceed all of ICANN assets."

First of all that might be a breath of fresh air.

But what happens if this untested .whatever results in collisions and crashes?

"Paul Rosenzweig, Esq from the law firm of Chertoff Group & David Fagan, Covington was on hand to tell everyone the consequences and potential liability that ICANN, new gTLD’s registries,  backend providers and even registrars might face if all new gTLD’s are allowed to go to delegation without any attempted mitigation for collisions and collisions actually occur resulting in large corporate networks to go down or existing domains to stop resolving.

To summarize Mr.Rosenzweig comments now that the collision report is out ICANN and everyone else in the food chain of likely defendants are on notice that this issue may cause damage to companies, ICANN cannot sit by without taking some action."

Now I have said Berkens is like having your own research staff.

The motivation came from this post he did yesterday.

So in case you want to know what a clusterfuck looks like, we may still be on the verge of seeing one. Chances are not high, but then again, this is a TEST!! If it goes south, it's a clusterfuck.

And guess what. This may only be one of many possible clustrfucks coming to an Internet near you.

Y2K? Maybe. then again, maybe not.

Rick Schwartz


5 thoughts on “So What does a Clusterfuck Really Look Like?

  1. Mike King

    I’ve been following your Blog, TRAFFIC and your videos on Domain Sherpa for some time (I like the weekly Reviews/After Shows). You guys have a lot of good info (Adam, Mike B, Page and Mike C.) and are a “hoot to boot”. Keep up the good work!

    There are going to be a lot more “shoes” dropping in the coming days/weeks/months, and for a LONG time to come. Being barefoot in Florida isn’t such a bad thing, but I’m not sure about other places….

    TopDog Domains

    I checked about 1 week ago and “” wasn’t registered yet (it still isn’t as of this post). Windows and doors are always opening/closing….

  2. UFO

    I personally though think its a non event. But if ICANN doesn’t handle it correctly then it will spiral into a major event, loads of vested interests would like this to be the new Y2K.

    Closed private networks should be free from external network issues and if they are then there’s been a major security flaw all along. Although I guess a new TLD that matches an internal network domain might offer some angles on hacking etc.

    ICANN should have had a consultation process with the large corporates and asked for feedback and given them the opportunity to test any issues on TLDs already delegated, like they could test .info

    ICANN should get onboard some serious IT web engineers and Programme managers that have excellent knowledge of large corporate systems and roll out. Because I seriously think ICANN is lacking.

  3. NEIL

    Rick, it is very clear for me. ICANN is a country like Mongolia or North Korea, and nobody is allowed to say “You are wrong”…so I will register, and VisitICANN, maybe I will make some money from type-ins…
    Just one opinion.


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