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Re: Local root zone (Was NYTimes: Egypt Leaders Found ‘Off’ Switch for Internet)

On 2/16/11 4:25 PM, Fred Baker wrote:
> I don't think that the Egyptian shutdown of domain names had much effect ...


i'm not aware of any actions by the .eg registry operator, though i'll 
ask, coincidental to the prefix withdrawal.

i suppose in the interests of completeness i should also ask about the 
(wicked recent) (???.) IDN ccTLD.

these are both wicked small zones, relative to the density of names 
registered (registries other than .eg) by egyptian residents, and the 
larger number of network using egyptians.

it is possible that as a preliminary step, the recursive resolver 
operators of each of the subsequently prefix withdrawing providers 
modified their cached data to provide policy-based resolution.