[dns-operations] Network neutrality threatened (Was: new public DNS service:

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Tue Nov 21 11:00:47 UTC 2017

On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 10:28:42PM +1000,
 Noel Butler <noel.butler at ausics.net> wrote 
 a message of 157 lines which said:

> ISP's I've been with in times gone by have often "hijacked" open DNS
> resolvers, to ensure their users get best experience by using their
> own DNS servers. not a thing likes of google etc, can do about it.

I'm not aware of specific court decisions about route hijacking but,
IMHO as a concerned citizen, there should be. I sincerely hope that
any Internet actor who knowingly (we all know fatfingering exists…)
hijacks the IP address space of another actor will be dragged to court
and subject to a heavy fine (or, if not by a court, by the regulator).

If the courts and regulator do not act, I hope that the
name-and-shame technique will be used. I don't like it but, in many
cases, it is the only efficient solution.

The fact that no hijacking ISP publishes whether or not it hijacks
other actors' routes is a sufficient proof that they know it is evil.

> most users wouldnt know the difference, nor care. 

Most citizens do not really watch their governemnt is doing, or
understand it, or care. Time to shut down democracy as well.

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