vint, the thing you're not including in your analysis is that mr. baptista
is a dns pirate and his article in circleid was entirely self-serving and
The issue is less the size of the file than the problem of updating many
copies of it reliably. The root server operators find it a challenge to
assure that even the modestly sized root zone file is correctly distributed
to all root servers accurately and in a timely fashion.
that's our issue. mr. baptista's issue is that he wants everyone on the net
to have their own unique root, each with a set of tld's seasoned to local
tastes, ideally with many of them pointing at tld's he controls. this is no
different in its end result from what new.net wants, it's just a different
method of achieving it.
the thing that surprised me was that circleid actually published his article,
including URL at the end (http://www.dot-god.com/resources/ROOT.html) which
points to mr. baptista's activism/piracy site. i had not thought of circleid
as a tabloid until yesterday.
(what's worse, i think that we are both now guilty of feeding the trolls.)