[dns-operations] Karl Auerbach on adding 'millions' more TLD - what do folks think about the operational impact?

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Tue Jan 9 06:19:43 UTC 2007

> It is definitely not clear the solution will be "aliases" in the root  
> zone when creating IDN versions of TLDs. Strong lobbying say that a  
> local language version of for example .COM is to be run by a registry  
> different from Verisign. This lobbying (that mostly is after becoming  
> this registry for monetary reasons) of course uses technical  
> arguments like "DNS people say DNAME is not possible to use in the  
> root" etc.

	Which is of course complete hog wash.  The only requirement is
	that all the root servers support DNAME.  If you have DNSSEC
	support that implies DNAME support.

	All vendors should be supporting DNAME by now.  It's only been
	around 7 years (August 1999) on standards track.

Mark Andrews, ISC
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