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    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
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    I guess news travels slowly in ICANN
    by KarlAuerbach on Friday March 12 2004, @06:00PM (#13180)
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    I guess he never heard of the tests that were run several years ago with machines configured as roots but with several *million* TLDs (constructed by elevating the .com zone up one level) and subjected to fairly intense query loads, including a mix of both valid and invalid queries covering those millions of TLDs. Those machines were old desktop PC's with extra memory. They weren't considered fast in those days and they'd be considered painfully slow by today's standards.

    The test servers ran like champs. Query transactions were properly served, without loss, even at rather high query rates, and the response time for individual queries was quite low.

    So, not only was it possible to run such tests years ago. But, in fact, such tests were actually run. And the fact of these tests, and summaries of the results were not kept secret.

    I reported this work to the ICANN board on August 27, 2002.

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    by George Matrox on Friday March 12 2004, @07:34PM (#13182)
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    As suggested by the end of the above quote (about root servers themselves handling more TLDs: "but it's probably not the biggest issue"), right after saying these words Dr. Crocker elaborated [icann.org] on various "less visible aspects" creating technical issues, saying that there would be relatively few problems with adding "a handful of new top-level domains" but that important issues would be raised by adding "hundreds or thousands or tens of thousands".

    In its September 27, 1999, Technical Comment [icann.org], the Internet Architecture Board noted that "stability of the system calls for extremely conservative and cautious management of the public root zone". This statement was not based simply on the capabilities of the root servers to respond to queries from a bigger root zone (in this limited regard, Paul Vixie has noted that the root servers' capabilities are not theoretically different from those of the .com nameservers), but more relevantly on the broader array of technical issues inherent in management of the public root zone. That entails much more than simple service of DNS replies from the root servers.
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    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Sunday March 14 2004, @10:08AM (#13195)
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    No, it's MODERATED, which isn't the same thing.
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