short, two part question ICANN Vs. The World

John Levine johnl at
Mon Jun 23 22:56:58 UTC 2014

In article <1403558512.59036.YahooMailNeo at> you write:
>What do you mean by if anyone can see it?

You can easily set up your own tree of DNS names and servers.  The
protocol is public, and the software is widely available for free.

But if your DNS names and servers aren't findable starting from the
ICANN root, your names won't resolve for anyone other than you and
your close friends who happen to be using your names rather than
ICANN's names.

Like the guy said, read up on the failure of NET.NET, and about a
dozen other alternate roots.  Warning: you quickly get deep into
tinfoil hat territory with the other alternates.


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