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Re: data request on Sitefinder
Owen DeLong wrote:
This is the part that drives me nuts. Unless a court ordered it otherwise, the root servers can designate ANYONE as the registry for a tld. My understanding is that the process for making such changes is lengthy and involves the agreement of 3 different organizations. However, on a technical level, such changes are possible, and such a registry can form agreements with ICANN and the various registrars.The issues that must be addressed are the issues of internet governance, control of the root (does Verisign serve ICANN or vice-versa), and finally, whether the .com/.net zones belong to the public trust or to Verisign. Focusing on the technical is to fiddle while Rome burns.
I'm suddenly reminded of .org...