Re: INET: Re: DNS: URGENT - We must take a stand against Melbourne IT

Re: INET: Re: DNS: URGENT - We must take a stand against Melbourne IT

From: Geoff Huston <gih§>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 13:54:03 +1100 (EST)
As promised I've cut the cc list to just dns - I advise others to do
the same.

I believe there are two problems here with the the structure:

- exclusive operation of a segment of the DNS carries what I contend
are unacceptable levels of risk through the problems inherant in
monopoly structures.

- the lack of derivation of authority of any operator.

I indicated in a previous message that I would see a public membership
body being a vehicle for the derivation of authority, and would
happily see the actual non-exclusive operation of the delegated domain
being undertaken by multiple entities.


> My message seemed to generate a lot of personal e-mail directed my way.
> It seems that there is support for another, not-for-profit, registry.
> AUUG, ISOC-AU and AUSCERT have all been mentioned as possible candiates.
> I won't and can't speak for any of these groups, but I am now of the firm
> belief that one should take up the role. I really like the idea of AUSCERT
> looking after it, as they already have a perceived neutrality (although that
> might change in their refocus to subscriptions - ie. favour subscribers
> over others). Anyway, who ever it ends up being, there appears to be a lot
> of support.
> A worry is the issue of who owns the DNS servers, and how two or more
> of these registry organisations gain access to these servers. Not to mention
> how to deal with conflicts (ie. two people go for at the
> same time through different registries).
Received on Thu Nov 14 1996 - 14:51:49 UTC

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