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Re: [dnsproc-en] Re: Suggestions for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers


	The root servers also are the SLD servers, serving ,millions of SLDs
(.COM, .NET, .ORG, and .EDU).  If the root servers can manage millions of
SLDs theres no reason they can't technically handle millions of TLDs.


At 03:47 PM 11/11/98 +0000, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>I'm not talking about TLD policy. I'm talking about technical
>matters that haven't changed significantly for a number of years.
>  Brian
>Marsh, Miles (Gene) wrote:
>> Brian,
>> I believe it is time to re-address the issue of TLD's without the prejudice
>> of what was determined a while back.  Much has changed, including the
>> capabilities of the root server systems.  The impact of thousands of TLD's
>> now is probably a fraction of what it would have been in the past.  Even if
>> it is determined that, for the forseeable future, an arbitrary limit of
>> hundreds of new TLDs is appropriate, the structure should be set NOW for
>> thousands, tens of thousands, even millions of TLDs.
>> It is understood that we are already into unknown territory, let's not be
>> afraid of pushing the envelope where appropriate.
>> Gene Marsh
>> Diebold Incorporated
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Brian E Carpenter [mailto:brian@hursley.ibm.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 1998 8:33 AM
>> To: Joseph Friedman
>> Cc: iana@iana.org; comments@iana.org; DOMAIN-POLICY@LISTS.INTERNIC.NET;
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>> commerce@mail.house.gov; Charles.Pickering@mail.house.gov;
>> Richard.Russell@mail.house.gov; mark.harrington@mail.house.gov;
>> rep.e.b.johnson@mail.house.gov; sensen09@mail.house.gov;
>> info-policy-notes@essential.org; APNIC-TALK@apnic.net;
>> arin-council@arin.net; naipr@arin.net; Gil.Gutknecht@mail.house.gov;
>> jim.barcia-pub@mail.house.gov; Tom.Davis@mail.house.gov;
>> Rep.Morella@mail.house.gov; Jim.Wilson@mail.house.gov;
>> talk2geb@mail.house.gov; John Wood; Barbara Dooley
>> Subject: Re: Suggestions for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
>> and Numbers
>> I hate to respond to such a large addressee list but it is necessary
>> to comment on two of Mr Friedman's points:
>> Joseph Friedman wrote:
>> >
>> ...
>> > 1) The name of the organization
>> >
>> > The name of the organization, currently the Internet Corporation for
>> Assigned
>> > Names and Numbers (ICANN), should be renamed to the Internet Assigned
>> Number
>> > Authority (IANA).
>> This is impossible. IANA is a technical function executed for the IETF,
>> currently by ISI, which the IETF (acting through the IAB) will
>> re-delegate by the end of the year. The name is not available for ICANN
>> as a corporation.
>> ...
>> > 8) Adding gTLDs
>> >
>> > Add as many new gTLDs as possible.
>> The technical opinion that the IAB reached a long while back is that
>> adding hundreds of TLDs is technically safe, but that adding
>> thousands would take us into unknown territory in terms of
>> operational scale, and should be avoided in the foreseeable future.
>> Regards
>>    Brian Carpenter
>>    Chair, Internet Architecture Board

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