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  Paul Vixie on VeriSign
Subject:   Now is the time to transfer ...
Date:   2003-09-23 20:55:18
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Now is the time to transfer ...

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.
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  • Now is the time to transfer ...
    2003-09-24 00:06:41  anonymous2 [View]

    I suggest the maintenance of the root name servers be turned over to the The Free Software Foundation. Very few organizations are so intrinsically principled. FSF could be trusted to run them forever and we would know that they'd never start placing their "commercial" interests above doing the duty entrusted to them. For this service, world governments should provide the FSF sufficient funds to perform this service (but not more, unless they just want to.)
    • You are confused
      2003-09-24 07:25:17  anonymous2 [View]

      You are confusing root servers with TLD's. The root servers only serve ".", as in only refer you to the proper server's for a particular TLD. They have nothing to do with the evil wildcard.
      • Not necessarily confused
        2003-09-24 08:58:31  anonymous2 [View]

        It is true that the root servers are not the source of the problem, only the com and net TLD servers. However, if we don't trust Verisign to do the right thing with com and net, why should we trust them to maintain the root zone? What's to prevent them from pulling the same stunt there?

        (not the original poster)
    • Now is the time to transfer ...
      2003-09-24 00:24:08  anonymous2 [View]

      What about the EFF? Seems more viable to me.