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[ih] protocol structure -> economic structure

On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 08:19, Craig Partridge <craig at aland.bbn.com> wrote:
> The problem was, at the time, we didn't know how to build scalable, root-free
> namespaces. ?Grapevine showed that root-free namespaces were possible but
> it had tremendous update costs. ?So DNS had to have a root -- but the
> expectation was that there would not be a lot of TLDS and by giving each
> entity its own chunk of domain space, we'd achieved decentralization.

Craig, would that not also reflect the operational orientation of the
time?  It was important to have something that worked, relatively