[dns-operations] cool idea regarding root zone inviolability

David Conrad drc at virtualized.org
Thu Nov 27 16:10:23 UTC 2014


On Nov 26, 2014, at 10:40 PM, Patrik Fältström <paf at frobbit.se> wrote:
> FWIW, I have been working on this for a while with the Diplo foundation, and I am happy to answer questions (and of course listen to concerns).

It is an interesting idea, but I don't get how it would work.  I asked Jovan back when he initially proposed it, but never heard back.

Is the theory behind this that governments around the world would enter into some sort of treaty or some other formally binding vehicle that would make the root zone inviolable? What would be the sanctions should the holder of the root zone (whoever it might be) ignore the inviolability of the root zone and how would they be enforced? How is that going to work given (e.g.) the US hasn't even been able to ratify the Treaty of the Sea and internal domestic politics will generally override any international agreement at politicians' whim?


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