[dns-operations] When TLDs have apex A records

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Mon Jul 6 09:44:19 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 11:42:52AM +0900,
 Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> wrote 
 a message of 37 lines which said:

> who bears costs:
>   o root operators have more data to sign, serve, ...

Then, the obvious solutions is to make the root name servers a service
of ICANN, and paid by it. That way, they would no longer complain and
we would have an alignment of costs and benefits. Do you think it
would be a good idea?

>   o trademark holders now have more places to pay

Because they feel the need to buy domain names in every TLD. That's a
bad solution (<network ops>It doesn't scale!</network ops>). A good
thing about the creation of many more TLD would be to put an end to
this strategy.

>   o users have less cachability

This one seems on-topic for this list :-) Could you elaborate? 

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