[dns-operations] VeriSign becoming Root-DNSSEC key manager!?

Shane Kerr shane_kerr at isc.org
Mon May 25 09:32:22 UTC 2009


On Fri, 2009-05-22 at 13:11 -0700, Kim Davies wrote:
> Hi,
> On 5/22/09 1:03 PM, "B C" <brettlists at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Well I was at RIPE58 and I don't recall any announcement about
> > Verisign holding the Keys for root. As far as I am aware the NTIA has
> > gone very quiet since it's consultation and I haven't heard much from
> > IANA/ICANN either.
> On the last part, NTIA wrote ICANN a letter in September instructing that it
> "does not authorize ICANN to engage in public consultations on this proposal
> [to sign the root zone]". Therefore we are not in a position to say much.
> Full text is at 
> http://www.icann.org/correspondence/baker-to-twomey-09sep08.pdf

This whole ICANN business seems like a lot of unnecessary work if the US
DoC is in charge of everything. Shouldn't we just shut down the
corporation and let the employees of shadowy (and not-so-shadowy)
three-letter-organizations run things without all the fuss of pretending
to be more open?


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