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Re: [IP] VeriSign prepares to relaunch "Site Finder" -- calls technologists "biased"

  • From: Rubens Kuhl Jr.
  • Date: Mon Feb 23 12:39:01 2004

|Is there concern to be raised by network operators over such schemes if
|deployed at the individual ISP level, particularly if such technology
|becomes widespread?

Yes: the DNS structure is a scalable way to locate IP addresses for names,
but it needs trust as people can bypass it and go directly to root servers,
gtld servers, cctld servers. The more non-standard hacks the structure get,
the more distrust it will have; if it becomes widespread, off-the-shelf
operating systems with internal recursive DNS will also become widespread.
Revenue from DNS redirection will go towards zero, and load at the central
servers will go to the sky and never come down ever again.