[dns-operations] [Ext] Historical reminiscences (was Re: nsec vs nsec3 use)

Paul Vixie paul at redbarn.org
Wed Apr 14 23:41:23 UTC 2021

On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 07:00:40PM -0400, Dave Lawrence wrote:
> To me, Andrew's retelling of the facts but for the emphasis.
> There's stated reasons, then there's the motivating reasons. GDPR was
> useful in making the argument, but Verisign and the pain of .com were
> the real motivation.

verisign was prepared to do what it would take to live in an NSEC-only
world, and they were no part of the pressure toward NSEC3. only after
NSEC3 became a thing did a number of prior backers of optionality
during the NSEC discussions, ask for optionality in the NSEC3 design.

do you know for a fact that someone who argued the GDPR case was in
fact carrying water for verisign?

Paul Vixie

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