On Mon, 2 Feb 1998, Benjamin Redelings I wrote:
> I've been thinking about this problem with having the whole internet
> use one server. I (while not being very informed) suspect that the
> American government is thinking of farming out top-level domain names to
> different companies mainly so that people can make money, not for the
> good of the internet or to allow people to avoid being controlled. It
> doesn't sound like a real solution.
> This is a bigger problem that money. (e.g. What about individuals or
> other countries? The US government shouldn't control the internet) So
> my question is: would it be easy to configure software so that it
> checked, say, 5 competing DNS providers, none of which was in any way
> official? Could we just ignore the government's attempt to control the
> internet and do something better, or is the ip of the InterNIC root
> server hard-coded into the kernel?
> Thanks for any info,
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