The Problem of Interceptor Top Level Domains
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.
G. Markowsky, "The Problem of Interceptor Top Level Domains," Proceedings of the IEEE 8th International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications (2015, Warsaw, Poland), vol. 1, pp. 424-428, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Sep 2015.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/IDAACS.2015.7340771
IEEE 8th International Conference on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications, IDAACS 2015 (2015: Sep. 24-26, Warsaw, Poland)
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
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Article - Conference proceedings
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