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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. =A0Grapevine showed that root-free namespaces were possible b=
> ut
> > it had tremendous update costs. =A0So 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
> robustly?

Hi Scott:

Yes, certainly operational issues were foremost in Paul's mind.  He talked
about using the hierarchy to localize DNS operator error to the organization
the errors would likely most impact.

Thanks!

Craig