Re: Internet partitioning event regulations (was: RE: Sending vs requesting. Was: Re: Sprint / Cogent)

From: Nick Hilliard (no email)
Date: Thu Nov 06 2008 - 05:12:14 EST

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    On 06/11/2008 02:00, wrote:
    > Who owns the DNS root?

    The US Government claims to. However, asserting authority over the DNS
    root is a different matter to a mere claim to ownership, and if the US
    Government were to unilaterally decide on an action which directly acted
    against the interests of various other stakeholders in the DNS root (say,
    the rest of the world - and hey, did anyone mention that there are about
    6.4 * 10^9 people outside the USA?), then there are a variety of remedies
    to the situation, most of which involve balkanisation and all of which are
    pretty unpalatable to all stakeholders, including the US.

    IOW: the DNS root is a system based on trust, rather than mandate of the
    the USG.


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