.COM on the move...

D.J. Dubay djdubay at bbnplanet.com
Tue Aug 5 17:57:24 UTC 1997

I'm confused.  RFC 2050 is the IP allocation guidelines.  Perhaps you were thinking 
of RFC 2010 which is Root Server requirements.  That RFC mentions that the Root 
Servers are likely to become disjoint with the InterNIC gTLD servers, but does not 
require it.

The set of servers for the root (".") zone is likely to become disjoint from the 
ser of servers for any TLD or group of TLD's, including those maintained by the 

You say the InterNIC has a published 5 year plan ... is this on their website 
somewhere?  I haven't seen it.

  From: Stephen Sprunk <sprunk at csi.net>
  Subject: Re: .COM on the move... 
  Date: Tue, 05 Aug 1997 09:02:00 -0500 
  To: Jim Fleming <JimFleming at unety.net>
  Cc: nanog at merit.edu

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NSI, _as stated in their published five-year plan_, appears to be on its
way towards RFC 2050 complaince by continuing the separation of gTLDs and
the root zone.  Since J is the first letter for root-only servers, J is
apparently also being used as the first letter for gTLD-only servers (bad
choice IMHO).

Where is the confusion?  Wait, nevermind...  This is NOT an operational
problem Jim, get your DNS politics OFF nanog.


At 08:14 08-05-97 -0500, you wrote:
>Just in case people have not noticed...
>From: 	Richard J. Sexton[SMTP:richard at sexton.org]
>Sent: 	Monday, August 04, 1997 6:30 PM
>To: 	edns-discuss at MCS.Net; gtld-discuss at gtld-mou.org; newdom at ar.com;
>Subject: 	Part of the open process?
>I'm curious about this:
>COM.    518400  NS      H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
>COM.    518400  NS      B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
>COM.    518400  NS      C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
>COM.    518400  NS      D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
>COM.    518400  NS      E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
>COM.    518400  NS      I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
>COM.    518400  NS      F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
>COM.    518400  NS      G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
>COM.    518400  NS      A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.

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D.J. Dubay,
Customer Support Center,
Network Operations
BBN Corporation

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