Paul Vixie on VeriSign
Subject:   Now is the time to transfer ...
Date:   2003-09-23 20:30:24
From:   anonymous2
... the authority to manage the DNS system to a supra-national organization. The World Wide Web is now literally world wide, so it needs a home which is not allied to any particular nation.

UNESCO, that's The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, is perfectly positioned to do this. The revenue from the sale of DNS domains and names could produce much needed revenue to fund UN activites.

Sincerely etc.
Christopher Sawtell.

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  • Now is the time to transfer the local pc users
    2003-09-25 09:36:34  askii [View]

    Yes... I agree that the dns needs to be transfered
    to each individual pc connected to the internet.
    Paul.. Please write a BIND to run on my home pc
    of which I have total 100% control of all sites
    known to it. I understand that I may not receive
    spams, typo-ads, and other unwanted sites but I
    am willing to live with it. Thank You.
  • But not to UNESCO or anything like it
    2003-09-24 05:34:14  anonymous2 [View]

    The UN bureaucracy is a patronage organization, according to those who know it well.  It is populated by the nephews and brothers-in-law of third-world politicians, many of whom are dictators.  This is not a place you go for either great competence or strong devotion to principles.

    The accusation against Verisign is that they abused their public trust for profit.  I think you would find fewer barriers to such corruption among the bureaucrats of UNESCO.

  • Now is the time to transfer ...
    2003-09-24 04:23:50  anonymous2 [View]

    Actually I think the US is proabably the only country sane and stable enough to do this kind of thing. The UN isn't stable, they take turns at leadership, etc. and generally have WAY more agendas floating around that the US (we've just got our own ;))
    Besides, the US is still the vast majority on the internet.
    Besides that we've got money, resources, etc. that other countries find they are limited in.

  • Now is the time to transfer ...
    2003-09-23 22:54:02  anonymous2 [View]

    Hunh, the UN?!? That outfit can't find their backsides with both hands. If you want something really screwed up, hand it to a bureaucracy to deal with... Note how well the French health agencies took care of their old folks this last summer. Yeah, they really took care of 'em.
    . The UN needs to go away and the sooner the better!
    . Verisign needs to be made to fold its tent and its responsibilities parsed to the other registrars. There needs to be an example set here, but I'm not holding my breath.
  • Now is the time to transfer ...
    2003-09-23 20:55:18  anonymous2 [View]

    You are right, it is time to transfer DNS management to a non-profit group of some type. But you also use World Wide Web in your posting, as if that is the only thing that the Internet consists of. Web traffic is the easiest thing to keep working correctly after this insertion of wildcards. Much more difficult are other applications, such as email, that rely on a correctly functioning DNS system, not one that has been modified arbitrarily to help make a profit for someone.