it seems that Stephane tested the Chinese open root too much and
meets some naming problems.
Or that Stephane wants you, and others may-be, to be PR-defamacted
one shot with me.
PS. I note his technical evaluation that "The problem is 100 %
political and should be addressed in ICANN / WSIS / IGF / whatever
but not in the IETF." I suppose this means that the Chinese Domain
Names are seen as a "problem" (Chinese people and other linguistic
communities members may see them another way) and that the related
technical issues either do not exist or are no part of the IETF concerns.
They are still a problem whether you think they should exist
or not. The problem is that they are added unilaterally
and people using them expect everyone else to be able to
resolve them as well. The method of adding them was wrong
as it does not scale. If every language added the equivalent
you would have hundreds of sets of nameservers that you
would have to track down and add to your own configuration.
The whole point of the DNS was that you didn't need to do
that because it provide a *single* namespace from a *single*
set of servers and you didn't have to graft on hundreds of
Mark Andrews, ISC
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