[discuss] Real world Impact of multiple roots

Jefsey jefsey at jefsey.com
Mon Jan 27 11:20:27 UTC 2014

Do you speak French? We ran a community testing along ICANN ICP-3 
with several roots in parallel. I could find back some of the reports 
we made to public institutions.

The world today is mostly running under the class IN top zone. That 
zone is partly documented by the root file. As Vint Cerf said, the 
internet root is the one which is the most being used. Difficult to 
know which one it is. May be the GSMA (the mobile operator 
association?), or the Chinese one. IMHO in case of real difficulty 
the last resort to make the internet continue working is Public DNS 
by Google, i.e. under the supervision of Vint Cerf.

Names have nothing to do with routing in the transport area. Names 
becomes of importance to Layer Six Presentation, the Internet missing 
layer. The most important development to be expected in that area 
will most probably be discussed in the Sao Paulo corridors, this is 
the ONS (Object Name Services) which is the main focus of several key 
organizers and a BRICS demand.

Other type of naming you should investigate: http://www.ccnx.org. The 
digital world is amanable to Leibnitz's principle of identity of 

The internet is only a small part of the communication systems of the 
digisphere. It is a global (americain language sense) proof of 
concept and test-bed. This is why it is important to defined the 
"internet" which is subject to the discussed IG and extend the 
consideration to the digisphere governance issues.
(The digisphere being understood as the vision of the universe as a 
discontinuous [subject to digitalisation] phenomenon, including the 
whole digital ecosystem, including the internet transport and 
uncompleted presentation services).


At 07:55 27/01/2014, Ben fuller wrote:
>Does anyone out there know of studies on the economic impact that 
>having two or more root zones. I've been wondering what might happen 
>to Namibia where we have mining, tourism, financial and fishing 
>sectors — all of which are very important to our economy — if the 
>country were to switch over to another Internet with another route. 
>When I think about it I can only come up with very bad scenarios and 
>it would be nice to see if I am missing something.
>Also, what are the mechanics of switching to another root? I'm 
>thinking of questions like; How do you program routers? Can undersea 
>cables carry both types of traffic? Could BIND handle two roots? Etc.
>Dr Ben fuller
>ben at fuller.na
>discuss mailing list
>discuss at 1net.org

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