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RE: gTLD DNS RFP
- From: Newell, Tom
- Date: Thu Dec 02 12:45:24 1999
The NSI Registry is responsible for the DNS service at
the top of the COM/ORG/NET zones and thus the
motivation for the RFP. Diversity will be sought
through diverse transit, geographical and topological
dispersion, etc. If you are implying diversity of
organization responsible for serving the zone, the NSI
Registry is 100% responsible for serving the zones and
is working through this process to put that in a formal
framework, a necessary business condition given our
contractual obligations. We are trying to do that openly
and with the involvement of this community. In terms of
the extent of the service performed by the hosting
organization, that depends upon the nature of the proposals
we receive - we are open-minded.
The roots are still roots but that is an RSSAC/ICANN issue.
From: Sean Donelan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 10:36 PM
Subject: Re: gTLD DNS RFP
On Tue, 30 November 1999, "Newell, Tom" wrote:
> NSI recently released an RFP seeking hosts for gTLD DNS
> servers for COM/NET/ORG. As it likely reached the "sales"
> people at the organizations many of you represent, I
> thought it appropriate to send a "heads-up" to this list.
Is NSI replacing the current root-servers being used with
its own gTLD servers, or is this for the gTLD servers already
installed by NSI? Since NSI already controls over 40% of the
servers used for COM/NET/ORG, and 40% seems to be the magic
number for continued reliable operation of the zones, I would
be interested in how diversity will be maintained.