[LINK] 'Shake-up' for internet proposed by ICANN

Glen Turner gdt at gdt.id.au
Mon Jun 30 22:44:59 AEST 2008

Kim Davies wrote:

> I believe the root server operators have been resistant to being funded
> through ICANN and prefer to remain independent.

There's a difference between funding and control -- ICANN could
offer one without the other if it chose to do so.

> I'm not aware of any registrar pressure against DNSSEC.

Then you should go to more IETF meetings.

Back to the original topic, what is the point of the new
top-level domains -- what problem does it solve?

I believe they don't solve any problems we are having with
the DNS. They probably make issues of phishing even worse.

The current plan has long-term problems of scalability.
Not to mention moving the root zone from reasonable stability
into one continuously updated from registry software. Yeah,
nothing can go wrong with that.


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