Re: [ga] Names Policy Development Process
> > Todd and all assembly members,
> > todd glassey wrote:
> > > I still think that ICANN's biggest political and technical hurdle to
> leap is
> > > really what to do about other ROOT's.This may seem like a simple
> > > question but it has far reaching ramifications that stretch throughout
> > > entirety of what we know as the Internet.
> > ICANN and the other root structures have two choices really.
> > They can either work together and co-exist and still compete, or
> > they can be totally diverse.
> OK but on who's address space, and how could one bridge lookups between the
> two DNS Roots?. My take is that DNS and BIND fail this clearly but that the
> Search Engines may hold some hope if they can get their bad links cut to a
> minimum and provides regularly pruned lookup services.
We were working something called MULTI-BIND, a version of BIND that
would allow a server operator to do just that. It would even allow the selection
of a particular version of a TLD over another one. This way, a server operator
could still use the USG root by default and then add in the non-colliding contents
of another root server network, or just specific TLDs by specifying name servers
Alas, we got sidetracked onto other projects. Point is, its possible and another way
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