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||Wed, October 24, 2001 at 8:52 PM GMT
||Microsoft Internet Explorer V5.5 using Windows 98
||Alternative Root Servers DEAD - end of story!
Many of your posts appear to have little to nothing to
do with ICANN.|
Let me put another way:
Alternative roots are DEAD...after years
of promotion, much by you, well over 99% of ISPs are still using "legacy" (ICANN
sanctioned) root servers.
And now in a post September-11th world, stability of
the DNS system is more important than ever. Domain name collisions present a serious
national security risk as more people and agencies rely on the internet for critical
communications; especially in light of the anthrax scares. Thus you can bet ICANN,
the Dept of Commerce, and probably other agencies/groups will pull out all the stops
to ensure domain name collisions don't occur - specifically ensuring major ISPs and
backbone providers use only ICANN sanctioned root servers along with securing their
local name servers to better prevent name "pollution".
Lastly, I recall posting
about this topic well over a year ago on Domain-Policy and saying that ISPs, etc
that use alternative roots, etc could actually face liability issues for name collisions/misrouting...this
is now more true than ever.
RIP to alternative roots...end of story.