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Re: [alac] Analysis of .coop, .museum, and .aero renewals

  • To: bfausett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Re: [alac] Analysis of .coop, .museum, and .aero renewals
  • From: "John R Levine" <johnl@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 30 Dec 2005 21:05:46 -0500

> *IF* the root zone is capable of handling only a smallish number of TLDs
> (like a 1000 or so), making TLDs a limited resource, you would want to
> make sure that they served the broadest possible community segments.

There was a time when that was a legitimate concern.

But these days, the traffic to the root servers is mostly junk, due to
misconfigured caches and some persistent Windows bugs, so even if the real
traffic increased by orders of magnitude, it wouldn't matter.

John Levine, johnl@xxxxxxxx, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://www.johnlevine.com, Mayor
"I shook hands with Senators Dole and Inouye," said Tom, disarmingly.

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