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Re: DNS timeline

  • From: David Conrad
  • Date: Wed Feb 27 00:19:36 2002

Simon,

Is your revisionist history part of a stand-up routine?  The DNS root
fragmented in 1996?  Bill Manning was an "IANA-rep"?  Alternic chosen as the
test root?   Chuckle.

Thanks for the amusement.

Rgds,
-drc

On 2/25/02 6:38 PM, "Simon Higgs" <simon@higgs.com> wrote:
> 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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