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    Alternate Roots The PSO speaks on alternate roots
    posted by jon on Wednesday September 12 2001, @11:22AM

    This past July, the Protocol Council decided to generate a statement on the alternative root issue. Leslie Daigle, acting for the IETF, forwarded RFC 2826, the IAB Technical Comment on the Unique DNS Root, to the PSO's other member organizations (ETSI, ITU and W3C). Last week, as a result of that process, the Council provisionally adopted the following statement on behalf of the PSO:

    The Internet DNS currently operates using a Single Authoritative Root Server System. Although, it would be technically possible to devise and standardize a fully compliant alternative multiple root server system, there appears no technical reason for changing from the present working system, as this would require the development of a new set of protocols for use by the DNS.



    The PSO adopted the statement in advance of the ITU-T Study Group 2 meeting on September 4-9, and the Protocol Council teleconference notes state that absent objection from ITU-T Study Group 2, the Council's secretary would notify ICANN of the Council's decision immediately after that meeting. It's now September 12; I don't know what happened at the ITU meeting, or if any communication has yet been made to ICANN.

     
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    Re: The PSO speaks on alternate roots
    by ldg on Friday September 14 2001, @10:34AM (#2342)
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    "Although, it would be technically possible to devise and standardize a fully compliant alternative multiple root server system, there appears no technical reason for changing from the present working system, as this would require the development of a new set of protocols for use by the DNS"

    Phooey! There have been multiple roots for years that have not required new protocols, all of which carry the ICANN TLDs and all the ccTLDs. What rubbish. The only thing missing is cooperation of ICANN.
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