[discuss] Options for root zone (was Re: Interesting article)

parminder parminder at itforchange.net
Fri Jan 17 04:12:50 UTC 2014

On Friday 17 January 2014 12:33 AM, Ian Peter wrote:
> Not the point Jorge - read the article linked below where this 
> question is addressed in the opening paragraphs. It doesn't matter - 
> the fact is,the control exists  and that is widely seen as problematic 
> and unilateral control. ICANN will not be trusted internationally 
> until this is fixed (and the suggestions in this article towards 
> diplomatic immunity for the root zone would be one way to achieve this).

As the name indicates, diplomatic immunity is for diplomats. And it is 
under a specific international convention. Root server immunity would 
need to be designed differently, and again under an international 
agreement. We may beat about the bush as long as we wish to, but there 
is no alternative to the 'international agreement' route..


> Ian Peter
> -----Original Message----- From: Jorge Amodio
> Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2014 9:22 PM
> To: Ian Peter
> Cc: Brian E Carpenter ; discuss at 1net.org
> Subject: Re: [discuss] Options for root zone (was Re: Interesting 
> article)
> Under the current architecture and state of affairs tell me at least 
> one instance in the 30+ years of existence of the DNS where the USG 
> has used or threaten to use it's alleged "control" of the root zone.
> -Jorge
>> On Jan 16, 2014, at 3:30 AM, "Ian Peter" <ian.peter at ianpeter.com> wrote:
>> Brian wrote
>>> If I could have three wishes, the first
>> two would be unconditional cancellation of the NTIA
>> contract and relocation of ICANN's seat to Geneva.
>> Yep, I'll take the first two as well and for my third wish I'll have 
>> another 3 wishes to use up later as we progress.
>> Here is a good paper outlining some possibilities for achieving 
>> guaranteed independence for the root zone. well worth reading and 
>> discussing as a way forward
>> http://www.diplomacy.edu/blog/international-inviolability-root-zone
>> Ian Peter
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