[governance] NTIA says ICANN "does not meet the requirements" for IANA renewal

Karl Auerbach karl at cavebear.com
Mon Mar 12 04:50:07 EDT 2012

On 03/12/2012 12:07 AM, Daniel Kalchev wrote:

>> ICANN, in fact internet users, have the power to tell NTIA to go take a
>> flying leap at a rolling donut.
> Finally, all of this would have been possible before DNSSEC. Today, with
> DNSSEC, the entity that possesses the root zone key owns the root. You
> don't have to be ICANN. Or NTIA, or Verisign. You don't even need that
> much money -- with today's infrastructure and commodity equipment and
> software, you can run an root server even from your home.

It turns out that DNSSEC works fine with competing roots.  In DNSSEC
keying information for each TLD is propagated *upwards* into each
different root.

However, just as each root needs its own "hints" information to get
things started, it also needs its own root zone key information.

DNSSEC does not lock a TLD to any given set of root servers.


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