. (was IPv6 and CDN's)

Bryan Fields Bryan at bryanfields.net
Tue Oct 26 16:25:32 UTC 2021

On 10/26/21 12:10 PM, David Conrad wrote:
>> Surely IANA has the power to compel a root server operator to abide by
>> policy or they lose the right to be a root server?
> To compel? No. Not in the slightest. That is not how the root server system
> works. This is a (very) common misconception.

Can you explain how it would work?  Say you have a root server operator who
starts messing up, is there any ability to remove them?

> There has been some effort to create a governance model for the root server
> system (see
> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/rssac-037-15jun18-en.pdf) but I
> believe it has gotten bogged down in the question of “what do you do when a
> root server operator isn’t doing the job ‘right’ (whatever that means and
> after figuring out who decides) but doesn’t want to give up being a root
> server operator?”. 

Seems like a good policy, 6.3 seems to cover how to fix technical issues with
a root operator.

> It’s a hard question, but it isn't the folks at IANA who answer it.

Who does?  Doesn't IANA designate root servers and the . zone?

Bryan Fields

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