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DNS is like radio frequencies

  • From: bert hubert
  • Date: Sun Mar 18 19:42:59 2001

On Mon, Mar 19, 2001 at 03:38:54AM +1100, Patrick Corliss wrote:
> Andrew McLaughlin, ICANN's chief policy officer, has said that potential
(...)
> "The Internet works because of common protocols.  The DNS protocol depends for
> its reliability and trustworthiness on the principle of authoritative
> uniqueness, which requires the use of a single root."

The DNS namespace is a lot like assigning shortwave radio frequencies, which
have a worldwide reach. We've seem some pretty spectacular bidding for 3G
UMTS frequencies.

It would be interesting to look for parallels, and see how international
radio frequencies are given out. Perhaps we can learn something.

I once read that the FCC assigns frequencies for use in Europe, or at least,
they claim they do. That looks a lot like ICANN to me!

Regards,

bert

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