[dns-operations] The (very) uneven distribution of DNS root servers on the Internet

Matthew Pounsett matt at conundrum.com
Fri May 18 04:10:50 UTC 2012

On 2012/05/16, at 03:53, Mark Andrews wrote:

> The only problem with this is ICANN wanting to make the DNS a flat
> namespace by adding lots of vanity TLDs.   As these grow the space
> required to serve "." increases and it will only be possible to do
> this with large servers.

What's your definition of a "large server"?  I'm serving a few tens of thousands of records off of an ATOM machine designed to be a settop box.  Or are you suggesting that the new TLDs will expand beyond tens of thousands of zones?

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