[dns-operations] renesys blog: Identity Theft Hits the Root Name Servers

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Wed May 21 14:53:31 UTC 2008

On May 21, 2008, at 12:53 AM, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> Now, this raises an interesting side issue: the very same Bill Manning
> operates a root name server, B.

USC ISI is the operator of the B root server.  Bill Manning has some  
relationship with USC ISI in which is provides support for USC ISI in  
running B.

> Which means that, in one way, ICANN trusts him,

This is a bit of a leap.

> What will happen should a root name server operator start to

> misbehave?


> What is the process to remove a misbehaving root name
> server operator or even simply to replace a root name server operator
> by a better one?

And how would this be done?  Hint: there is no centralized control and  
the root server operators.

>  in the real world, people and organizations change and there is
> no reason to believe that the same twelve organizations which were, at
> a time, the best root name server operators possible, will always be.



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