When fully qualified domain names conflict with similar domain names used in private networks, Name Collisions occur. Security risks or even system failures can be caused because of these Name Collisions. To mitigate or prevent potential Name Collisions, ICANN came up with the Name Collision Block List. For more details on this, click here.
The Name Collision Block List does help in combating collisions, but because of it, many domain names were unavailable during Landrush & General Availability. This sure might have restricted some of you from getting the domain names of your choice. But now this has changed, as the restriction will be lifted on 26th November 2014 and the domain names that earlier belonged to the Name Collision Block List for .Website, .Press and .Host, will be made available for General Registration!
With over 130,000 names on this list, we’re really glad that they are finally made available for registration. But do keep in mind that these names will be available on first come first served basis, so mark your calendars and get it before it’s gone!
Here is a snapshot of the kind of names that will become available:
Below is the total number of names available for each of the TLDS:
Do note, that some names from the Name Collision List will be priced at a premium and some may be reserved by the Registry. Names from the Name Collision List will be made available on Wednesday, 26th November, 2014 at 14:00 UTC onwards.
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