[LINK] alternative DNS root clients
kim at holburn.net
Sun Mar 18 15:29:11 EST 2012
On 2012/Mar/18, at 3:15 PM, Scott Howard wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 8:37 PM, Kim Holburn <kim at holburn.net> wrote:
>> I've never really liked the idea of alternative TLDs but what do we have
>> now? With our current system the US government can confiscate domain names
>> with no due process? How is that not broken?
> So as a solution that problem you'd rather move your trust over to a DNS
> infrastructure run by volunteers, with domains that have visibility for
> maybe 0.00001% of the Internet?
Hmmm..., which is why I was wondering whether you could use several root DNS alternatives.
Also, if enough people move to an alternative then it will become the standard. Of course it will probably be subject to significant political pressure just like our current system.
> Perhaps in the case the cure is worse than the disease...
What we have now is an indication of where we're going. Why shouldn't we look at alternatives? If nothing else it might just pressure ICANN to do something about it or the UN. The first is unlikely, the second worrying.
When the US government can, without due process, confiscate the domain names of 80,000 web sites and put up notices declaring the websites have been involved in child porn, what do we do about it? Nothing?
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