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    The Big Picture Organizations Need Each Other to Make DNS Work
    posted by tbyfield on Monday January 05 2004, @10:36PM

    AF writes "In an interesting post on CircleID, Paul Mockapetris says: 'But don't think that I'm claiming to have solved the whole problem [with DNS]. What I certainly didn't anticipate was the political, legal, and commercial fight that would come with it.'"



    [Mockapetris continues:]

    "These squabbles behind ENUM and RFID use of DNS are really the problem, not the technology, although there may be ways to help with more technology. I was in Geneva for a WSIS meeting of CTOs, and was surprised that the various organizations (ITU, ICANN, ISOC) haven't figured out that they need each other to make this technology work, rather than asserting ownership.

    While it is inevitable that the DNS gets replaced, I think there could be far more usage and opportunity if the political aspects were addressed coherently, and if the technology types just let experimentation happen, rather than trying to make rules about how the DNS is used."

     
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