[dns-operations] OpenDNS, Google, Nominet - New delegation update failure mode

Steven Miller steve at idrathernotsay.com
Sat Apr 4 16:18:51 UTC 2020

Also, the whole point of the DNS was to eliminate a flat namespace (the old hosts.txt file, for the three people here old enough to remember that!), so if the barriers to entry for new TLDs are low, everyone gets one, and now we have a large, flat namespace again. There are some operations costs to the root operators (not huge, but there) as well. 

Those are all mild oversimplifications, but the idea is basically right. 


> On Apr 4, 2020, at 11:01 AM, John Levine <johnl at taugh.com> wrote:
> In article <85882353-8f7c-365b-43e7-6092ad82c966 at plum.ovh> you write:
>> I have a question, why does domain name have to be assigned by ICANN?
>> I expect everyone could have his/her own domain name, naming is freedom.
> That's not how the Internet works.  There's only one set of root
> servers and for historical and practical reasons they take ICANN's
> advice about what goes into the root zone.
> People have been disagreeing about that for the past 25 years and
> there's vast amounts of material about it on the net.  But this has
> gotten way outside anything related to DNS operations.
> R's,
> John
> PS: I have a friend who also wants .plum.  Who decides who gets it?
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