ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Jay R Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sat Jun 18 04:29:52 UTC 2011

David Conrad <drc at virtualized.org> wrote:

>On Jun 17, 2011, at 4:40 PM, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>> and the root operators may throw
>> their hands up in the air if anyone asks them to have anything in
>> zone except glue -- rightly, I think; it's not a degree of complexity
>> that's compatible with the required stability of the root zone.
>I believe the root server operators have stated (the equivalent of)
>that it is not their job to make editorial decisions on what the root
>zone contains.  They distribute what the ICANN/NTIA/Verisign gestalt
>> Especially since the root zone actually lives in 14 different places.
>It lives in _far_ more places than that.
>> No, anything that requires the root zone to be fluid[1] is going to
>cause even
>> more fundamental engineering problems than I've been positing so far
>Folks of varying levels of technical, business, and political expertise
>have been working on the expansion of the root zone for more than a
>decade.  I might suggest that instead of assuming people haven't
>thought of the issues you are raising, you might want to take the
>opposite approach and ask for pointers for the analyses.
>> [1]requiring updates in anything smaller than days.  How often does
>> root zone actually change; anyone got a pointer to stats on that?
>The root zone is updated two times a day. Relevant folks have stated
>this will not be changing.

Note my reply to Owen.
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