[dns-operations] everything is about russia now, it seems

Andrew Sullivan ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
Thu Jan 18 15:48:35 UTC 2018

On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 03:02:09PM +0000, James Stevens wrote:
> Given the power that can be obtained by controlling the ROOT zone, its
> almost surprising it hasn't happened sooner.

People have attempted, repeatedly, to do this.  The problem is that
any time you do it, you risk losing out if other people don't follow
your lead.  And so far, the IANA root has never been broken enough to
induce even a tiny percentage of Internet users to break with it.

The Internet really is all voluntary interoperation.  People who think
it's about command and control don't understand it.


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at anvilwalrusden.com

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