[discuss] Possible approaches to solving "problem no. 1"

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Thu Feb 20 20:11:33 UTC 2014

> In a recent strategic panel webinar, Paul Mockapetris suggested
>that certain root zone changes might be subject to a ccTLD vote (http://www.icann.org/en/about/learning/webinars/iti-22jan14-en.pdf, slide 16).
This seems like a really bad idea from a very smart guy. The idea of N registries voting on resource record changes requested by and only affecting a single registry flies in the face of everything we know about how to efficiently coordinate social systems. It’s like having your entire neighborhood vote on what color shirt you can wear or what brand of car you should buy.

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