[governance] The decentralization of the DNS system

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 09:10:21 EDT 2015

On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 7:02 AM, Suresh Ramasubramanian
<suresh at hserus.net> wrote:
> What you call a fairyland is the reality that you happen to be using to even
> be able to send this email.

Indeed, I see no evidence of an alt-root in this dig + trace:

; <<>> DiG 9.3.2 <<>> theglobaljournal.net MX +trace
;; global options:  printcmd
.                       10431   IN      NS      c.root-servers.net.
.                       10431   IN      NS      a.root-servers.net.
.                       10431   IN      NS      h.root-servers.net.
.                       10431   IN      NS      k.root-servers.net.
.                       10431   IN      NS      g.root-servers.net.
.                       10431   IN      NS      d.root-servers.net.
.                       10431   IN      NS      f.root-servers.net.
.                       10431   IN      NS      j.root-servers.net.
.                       10431   IN      NS      m.root-servers.net.
.                       10431   IN      NS      e.root-servers.net.
.                       10431   IN      NS      b.root-servers.net.
.                       10431   IN      NS      l.root-servers.net.
.                       10431   IN      NS      i.root-servers.net.
;; Received 228 bytes from in 45 ms

net.                    172800  IN      NS      h.gtld-servers.net.
net.                    172800  IN      NS      e.gtld-servers.net.
net.                    172800  IN      NS      m.gtld-servers.net.
net.                    172800  IN      NS      c.gtld-servers.net.
net.                    172800  IN      NS      k.gtld-servers.net.
net.                    172800  IN      NS      g.gtld-servers.net.
net.                    172800  IN      NS      j.gtld-servers.net.
net.                    172800  IN      NS      b.gtld-servers.net.
net.                    172800  IN      NS      d.gtld-servers.net.
net.                    172800  IN      NS      f.gtld-servers.net.
net.                    172800  IN      NS      i.gtld-servers.net.
net.                    172800  IN      NS      l.gtld-servers.net.
net.                    172800  IN      NS      a.gtld-servers.net.
;; Received 507 bytes from in 46 ms

theglobaljournal.net.   172800  IN      NS      a.dns.gandi.net.
theglobaljournal.net.   172800  IN      NS      b.dns.gandi.net.
theglobaljournal.net.   172800  IN      NS      c.dns.gandi.net.
;; Received 228 bytes from in 122 ms

theglobaljournal.net.   600     IN      MX      10 spool.mail.gandi.net.
theglobaljournal.net.   600     IN      MX      50 fb.mail.gandi.net.
theglobaljournal.net.   10800   IN      NS      c.dns.gandi.net.
theglobaljournal.net.   10800   IN      NS      b.dns.gandi.net.
theglobaljournal.net.   10800   IN      NS      a.dns.gandi.net.
;; Received 142 bytes from in 39 ms

> That chinese proposal is not a technical one - it is a smokescreen for a
> political move.

Censorship seems to be the motivation.

 Any civil society that actually winds up supporting it
> finds itself endorsing a multilateral model where civil society, industry or
> other non government stakeholders are shut off from decision making.
> If that is your intent, then please do say so in slightly clearer terms than
> you have so far.

If you are looking for a chinese proposal to scale the root, the one
described here seems to be less offensive to CS sensibilities:



"A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A
route indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel

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