[ih] Funny how things work out
dhc at dcrocker.net
Mon Feb 1 07:23:32 PST 2021
On 1/31/2021 6:58 PM, Brian E Carpenter via Internet-history wrote:
> Back in early 1998, the IAB wrote to Ira Magaziner in response to the Green Paper that led to ICANN. Among other things, we said "On the other hand, a very large increase in the total number of gTLDs (say to thousands) would lead us into technically unknown territory." Are we there yet?
The pre-ICANN effort of the IAHC included a survey of various DNS
experts. While there was no consensus about the technical limits of the
DNS or its operation, there was a pretty solid view that a couple of
thousand TLDs would not be a technical problem.
The issue that seemed far more significant were the political and
administrative barriers, which is why the IAHC recommendation suggested
a modest start with 6 TLDs.
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