Re: DNS: Re: INET: Proposed BIZ.AU Registry

Re: DNS: Re: INET: Proposed BIZ.AU Registry

From: Geoff Huston <gih§>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 12:43:53 +1000


(resorting to the simple and sufficient form of response! :-) )

At 10:57 AM 10/12/96, Hugh Irvine wrote:
>Geoff Huston wrote:
>> Logically an name system should be operated by the name authority
>> by which is derived. So with all respect you are talking about the ASC
>> as the operator rather than Simon and Hugh. Sure the ASC _may_ subcontract,
>> but I can forsee all kinds of issues if Simon and Hugh attempt to independantly second
>> track the actions of the ASC as a naming body and if or whatever reason they
>> get it wrong.
>> If you are going to introduce external name authority derivation records into the DNS
>> and start to populate them then the only competent operator of such a specal
>> purpose domain is the original operator of the name space in question.
>This was always the intent. Operating would necessarily depend on the 
>blessing of the ASC in some way shape or form.
>Also, regarding Geoff's comments concerning DNS litigation, there was a 
>similar thread in the INTIAA DNS meetings arguing for explicit government 
>exclusion of liability for the DNS registries. Clearly this must happen to 
>avoid the registries becoming embroiled in civil lawsuits. This does not imply 
>that the Internet community abrogates its responsibilities in managing and 
>operating the name space, rather it seeks formal recognition of this role 
>outside the court room.


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