Proposal for securing and distributing management of DNS root servers

by Andy Oram

The integrity of the DNS root servers is clearly critical to our ability to use the Internet.A new
series of articles will recommend the use of DNSSEC to help distribute the management of the servers, thus both improving security and reducing the role of the U.S. government.

According to the introduction, "the U.S. government assumes exclusive responsibility for" the root servers, and "For that reason, DNS root zone file management has been one of the most controversial issues in Internet governance."

You can follow the articles as they come out, and submit your own comments for further discussion to take place at a conference in May.