Brian E Carpenter wrote:
Like it or not, civil servants somewhere in an office called NTIA are
faced with the task of deciding about these (boring but required) DNSSEC
Actually they have another option, which is to leave ICANN alone
to take the technical decisions for technical reasons, including
getting advice from the IETF if they want.
Someone may naively believe the NTIA staff *has the option* to let ICANN
alone on DNSSEC deployment decisions. But that's not true, because the
US "administration" established, and now abides, by the "US Principles
on the Internat's Domain Name and Addressing System." That's reference
19 in the Notice of Inquiry. Any submission *aiming* at changing those
principles will be quietly ignored by NTIA, a waste of energy from the
part of the submitter, and out of scope.
But I see your point if you suggest that technical comments should be
accompanied by a disclaimer against any implied admission
(acknowledgement) of legitimacy for the US governement to maintain
oversight of ICANN and/or IANA.
- Thierry Moreau
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