[discuss] So-called alternate roots (was: Funding for developing economies as an Ig policy issue? was Re:[ ] Time to be ...)

Michel Gauthier mg at telepresse.com
Fri Jan 3 22:45:50 UTC 2014

At 00:01 03/01/2014, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
>On Thu, Jan 02, 2014 at 11:19:30PM +0100, Michel Gauthier wrote:
> > ICANN ICP-3 multi-root competition?
>If I may ask, what does it even possibly mean to talk of "multi-root"?

I am not a specialist Iike you. I just trust the people in charge and 
use their words and expertise.

The people in charge (ICANN) state the "policy currently followed in 
administering the authoritative root of the Domain Name System" 
"provides a facility for future extensions that accommodates the 
possibility of safely deploying multiple roots on the public 
Internet" as "ultimately there may be better architectures for 
getting the job done where the need for a single, authoritative root 
will not be an issue".


Best regards.

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