Title

The Problem of Interceptor Top Level Domains

Abstract

Misdirected communication has obvious security and privacy ramifications and is an age old problem that predates the Internet. In recent years it has been exacerbated by the arrival of electronic communication and the multitude of ways that communication can be misdirected. A new chapter in this age old problem is being written with the proliferation of top level domains (TLDs). This paper examines this problem in more detail and provides a full analysis of the current set of TLDs. In particular, we are concerned with TLDs that have a non-trivial probability of intercepting traffic intended for another TLD. Intercepting TLDs have the potential of intercepting a lot of traffic since a TLD can support many domain names.

Meeting Name

IEEE 8th International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications (IDAACS) (2015: Sep. 24-26, Warsaw, Poland)

Department(s)

Computer Science

Keywords and Phrases

Computer programming; Computer science; Auto completion; Domain names; Electronic communications; Levenshtein distance; restricted prefix order; Security and privacy; Suffix-trees; Top level domains; Data acquisition; Demerau-Levenshtein distance; domain interception; prefix chain; restricted; TLD

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9781467383615

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., All rights reserved.

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