An idea for transition principles
ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net
Mon Dec 14 20:53:08 CET 2009
> I think trying to schedule an Internet-wide deadline across all
> registries would be very difficult.
Independent of the utility of the proposal, such a coordination
attempt would be within the scope of the JIG, and while some
registries are not JIG participants, e.g., .mil, and some might, as
the Conficker .C experience showed, be technically or administratively
challenged by the coordination requirements, the degree of cooperation
that may be achieved may be significant.
So if, as part of some multi-day "flag day", which is what
"transitions" sometimes amount to, wide-spread cooperation among
registries is beneficial, and it is important to be informed by the
Conficker .C experience -- a problem in one name space should not
create cost to an uninvolved registry operator, then it can be attempted.
The JIG is an attempt, still in the proof-of-concept phase, of
cooperation between gTLD and ccTLD operators attempting to embark on
IDN offerings in the IANA root.
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