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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.)