[discuss] Roadmap for globalizing IANA

McTim mctimconsulting at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 12:17:16 UTC 2014


On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 9:42 PM, Elisabeth Blanconil <info at vgnic.org> wrote:

>  At 02:45 04/03/2014, nathalie coupet wrote:
> Could you, jefsey, Hebe, and others, please address the issue of leakage.
> How could you prevent it (do you want to prevent it)?
> As David Conrad mentions it, the leakage is a pollution of DNS buffers by
> a different vision of the name space. This would occur in the top zone if
> there were two different identical TLDs, the zones of which would be
> different, documented by two different root server systems of thee same
> class.
> Please note that:
> * The ICANN root is authoritative: the NTIA decides which servers are to
> be listed for the different TLDs.

While the first part of the above is correct, the second part is not.  TLD
Registry Operators decide this.

> * The ORSN root is non-authoritative: it reports the configuration
> authoritatively indicated by the TLD Managers.
> This is the difference between monarchy and polycracy (where the common
> decisions emerge from the diversity of individual authoritative decisions
> which are taken by subsidiarity - i.e. by the zone managers, in an MS
> approach). In a non-attacked class, leaks can only happen if an
> authoritative root administrator decides the seizure of TLD. VGNICs reduce
> the risks from this happening.
> I understand that others advocate a commercial oligarchy where the root
> would be voted by the registrars (i.e. people paying ICANN).
> The DNS IETF model supports 65,365 roots, one for each class. The sole
> class that people discuss on this list is the "IN" ICANN/NTIA class. We
> call this attitude "the BUG", i.e. being unipolarly global.

The vast majority of us call it "Internet".


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