[dns-operations] UPDATED ROOT ZONE FILE: 2008-05-26-01

Keith Mitchell keith at isc.org
Tue May 27 01:01:48 UTC 2008

John Palmer (NANOG Acct) wrote:
> Worldroot does have a list 
> (lair.lionpost.net/mailman/listinfo/worldroot-launch) but it has 
> limited membership now because people don't know about it much.
> Been talking to some folks about this abhorrent act of censorship and
>  while OARC has done some good works, it is politically biased
> against the Inclusive Namespace which is just as much a part of the
> DNS and the greater internet as the ICANN roots.

We don't choose to restrict communications on an open list lightly, but
every list has postings that are considered on-topic & off-topic, and
the best measure of this is the consensus of the list's users. There is
strong push-back from a significant number of users about your recent
postings. We'd be willing to consider not revoking posting rights if you
were prepared to commit to remaining on-topic.

> We'll be creating a parallel organization to OARC that does, well, 
> the same things as OARC. Its such a shame that this redundancy has to
>  exist

How sad.

> but obviously OARC is only interested in supporting the DNS for a 
> handlful of TLDs rather than the thousands that are out there.

OARC has around 50 members of whom over 20 are TLD operators, including
a majority of the largest TLDs by domains registered. We are interested
in gathering and publishing data from all possible sources of DNS
traffic. Ultimately the best measure of relevance of any type of
Internet traffic is objective data as to its volume and the extent of
its deployment. We have already gathered data from ORSN which is helping
gain an understanding of the extent of its prevalence relative to the
ICANN root servers.

If you think you can duplicate OARC's capabilities I'd encourage you to
gather and publish equivalent data which will help everyone gain a
better understanding of the uptake of the various root systems.

> New organization is called Inclusive Namespace Technical Analysis, 
> Operations and  Research Center (INS-AORC)

Please note the material on OARC's websites is copyrighted.


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