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RE: gTLD DNS RFP
Sean, 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. --Tom -----Original Message----- From: Sean Donelan [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 10:36 PM To: [email protected] Cc: [email protected] 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.