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Re: DNS timeline

  • From: Simon Higgs
  • Date: Mon Feb 25 21:41:28 2002

At 01:40 AM 2/25/2002 -0500, Sean Donelan wrote:

Since it appears DNS goofiness is about to return, I put together
a timeline of significant events that affected DNS service technically
over the last 20 years.

http://www.donelan.com/dnstimeline.html
Here's some that you missed:

7/31/1996. DNS root fragments (no-one notices). IANA-rep authorizes Draft Postel TLD applicants to go live with new registr(ies) as proof of concept. AlterNIC chosen as the "test root" until 10/1/1996 when TLDs were due to go live in IANA root. Process hi-jacked by ISOC/ITU/WIPO whereby new TLDs forced to exist outside IANA root.

?/2001. ICANN introduce the first intentionally duplicate TLDs (.BIZ/.INFO), de-stabilizing the DNS and causing cross-root pollution (now everyone notices).

?/2001. .US domain moved to .BIZ name servers creating permanent state of DNS root cross-pollution and creates new .US resolution problems.

And the latest major internet outage:

2/2002. Randy Bush starts sounding rational (Go Randy, go!):
http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-people/200202/msg00242.html



Best Regards,

Simon

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