Association of Trustworthy Roots?

Elmar K. Bins elmi at
Sun Jan 16 20:31:37 UTC 2005

wsimpson at (William Allen Simpson) wrote:

> While the Association of Trustworthy ISPs idea has some merit, we've
> not been too successful in self-organizing lately.  ISP/C?

I thought we already had built such a thing, currently covered by ICANN.
But changes everything, and for some (or many) or us, this
association doesn't seem so trustworthy anymore. Maybe it would be better
to improve trustworthiness of the existing authorities. I believe there
is still much room for participation, not to mention political issues
you simply cannot counter on a technical level.

> At the moment, I'm concerned whether we have trustworthy TLD operators.

One can never know what's going on behind the scenes. Maybe Verysign
is on the issue, maybe not. I believe, there are at least three VS
people on this list who could address this. I don't know whether they
are allowed to.

> It's been about 24 hours, it is well-known that the domain has been
> hijacked, we've heard directly from the domain owner and operator,
> but the TLD servers are still pointing to the hijacker.

By chance - how is the press coverage of this incident? Has anybody
read anything in the (online) papers? Unfortunately I haven't been
able to follow the newsboards intensely this week-end, but Germany
seems very quiet about this.


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