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Re: Turkey has switched Root-Servers
Christopher L. Morrow wrote:
I'm confused by the reasoning behind this public-root (alternate root) problem... It seems to me (minus crazy-pills of course) that there is no way for it to work, ever. So why keep trying to push it and break other things along the way?
Paul Vixie has given very good arguments. Let me add a design fault: As more than 80% of all names are registered under '.com' there is no need for any other domain. Ok, let us get rid of all those domains and put them under '.com. Now there is no more need for '.com' either. Let us get rid of it and we have finally got more than 3000 toplevel domains. That is all we want. Let me compare Public-Root and ICANNs root: # IASON ZoneCompiler version 0.0.4 # SOA(".","2005092401","A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.","NSTLD.VERISIGN-GRS.COM.","1800","900","604800","86400"). # lines: 2334, NS: 1380, A: 878, AAAA: 65, SOA: 2, domains: 263 servers: 64 # IASON ZoneCompiler version 0.0.4 # SOA(".","2005092512","a.public-root.net.","hostmaster.public-root.net.","43200","3600","1209600","14400"). # lines: 11640, NS: 10479, A: 1085, AAAA: 66, SOA: 2, domains: 3043 servers: 65 The Public-Root has got 3043 domains. ICANNs root has got only 263. There is a political design problem with ICANNs root. It has not got enough toplevel domains. DNS was designed as a tree. It was designed decentralised. DNS today has degenerated to a flat file like /etc/hosts was. It is no longer decentralised but stored mostly in a single registry. No wonder that some people try a Public-Root that is independent but compatible to ICANNs root. They do it since about 1995. They never stopped. The name changed. The players mostly did not. With every new version of this Public-Root compared to the Monopoly-Root, the number of players gets more. The number of customers gets more. Kind regards, Peter and Karin Dambier -- Peter and Karin Dambier Public-Root Graeffstrasse 14 D-64646 Heppenheim +49-6252-671788 (Telekom) +49-179-108-3978 (O2 Genion) mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://iason.site.voila.fr http://www.kokoom.com/iason