Re: United States Says No! Internet is Ours!

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: But although the 'real roots' work just

> fine, as you note, someone starting their own competing root server > could bypass all the silly requirements of things like ICANN couldn't > he?

Everything you say is correct. It's trivial to create your own root name server. The problem is in getting anyone _else_ to pay attention to it.

The people who, in practical terms, operate the root name servers are a pretty independent bunch. Regardless of ICANN's nominal authority over them, they're not going to do anything to destroy the integrity of the internet. And that's why it's a good thing that the addresses of the current root name servers are so deeply embedded into so many of the domain name resolvers out there.

-- George Mitchell

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