[gnso-rds-pdp-wg] [renamed] Key early questions

James Galvin jgalvin at afilias.info
Wed May 11 19:46:59 UTC 2016

On 11 May 2016, at 15:36, Andrew Sullivan wrote:

> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 03:00:42PM -0400, James Galvin wrote:
>> While I have a great deal of sympathy for this point of view, I also 
>> have a
>> great deal of trouble believing that an RDS is required to exist in 
>> order to
>> ensure the operational stability of the Internet.
>> Logically, that argument presupposes that in order to connect to the
>> Internet you are required both to identify yourself and to be 
>> accessible.
> No, it does not.  What it assumes is that, if you're running Internet
> _infrastructure_, you have to do that.

This is a useful distinction, which I happen to like.

However, it does mean that we have to define “infrastructure”.  
I’m hopeful there’s a baseline for which we could get broad 

Unfortunately, in my experience, we do not have broad agreement on 
whether having a domain name means you are part of the Internet 

And isn’t that why we’re here?


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