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

Michael D. Palage michael at palage.com
Wed May 11 19:56:06 UTC 2016


You raise a really good point.  I just purchased a hybrid hot water heater which can connect to my home network.  When dealing with the Internet of Things the lines regarding what is and is not internet infrastructure are not very black and white.

Best regards,


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From: gnso-rds-pdp-wg-bounces at icann.org [mailto:gnso-rds-pdp-wg-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of James Galvin
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Subject: Re: [gnso-rds-pdp-wg] [renamed] Key early questions

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 agreement.

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

And isn t that why we re here?

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