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Re: oh, for goodness' sake.
On Wed, Apr 08, 1998 at 08:30:07AM -0700, Dave Crocker wrote: > At 11:44 PM 4/7/98 -0700, Michael Dillon wrote: > >services (not the web server) to another TLD. Perhaps it should be > >whois.ripe.int? Since the IPv6 equivalent of in-addr.arpa lives in .INT > >this makes sense to me. > > I think that placing such critical domain references under .INT is a > reasonable idea. > > However, RIPE isn't a treaty organization and the rules for new .INT names > is pretty specific. And IANA is rather careful about following the rules. > > Jon Postel's directive is that any proposal needs to have very precise > rules, so the first step in getting groups like RIPE authorized under .INT > is to write a set of rules that will mechanically determine who is authorized. > > Perhaps a place to start is by qualifying any organization that has > administrative or operations responsibilities directly assigned by IANA. > > d/ > ________________________________________________________________________ > Dave Crocker Brandenburg Consulting +1 408 246 8253 > email@example.com 675 Spruce Drive (f) +1 408 249 6205 > www.brandenburg.com Sunnyvale, CA 94086 USA Such critical resources simply should not be under any non-operational umbrella of any kind, and particularly not a treaty-driven one. If there ever was an argument for a TLD for network-management resources (such as whois servers and the like) this is it. However, the nameserver infrastructure for such a TLD needs to go *far* beyond *any* existing TLD's nameserver infrastructure. You're talking here about things that need near, or even at, military-grade reliability levels of service. -- -- Karl Denninger (karl@MCS.Net)| MCSNet - Serving Chicagoland and Wisconsin http://www.mcs.net/ | T1's from $600 monthly / All Lines K56Flex/DOV | NEW! Corporate ISDN Prices dropped by up to 50%! Voice: [+1 312 803-MCS1 x219]| EXCLUSIVE NEW FEATURE ON ALL PERSONAL ACCOUNTS Fax: [+1 312 803-4929] | *SPAMBLOCK* Technology now included at no cost