ICANN to allow commercial gTLDs

Jay R Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Jun 17 23:29:52 CDT 2011


David Conrad <drc at virtualized.org> wrote:

>Jay,
>
>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
>their
>> 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
>publishes.
>
>> 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
>tonight.
>
>http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/summary-of-impact-root-zone-scaling-06oct10-en.pdf
>
>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
>the
>> 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.
>
>Regards,
>-drc

Note my reply to Owen.
--jra
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