FW: The "Common Sense Concept"
Jim Fleming JimFleming at unety.net
Tue May 26 14:16:02 CEST 1998
---------- From: Jim Fleming[SMTP:JimFleming at unety.net] Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 1998 6:37 AM To: DOMAIN-POLICY at LISTS.INTERNIC.NET Cc: 'BBURR at ntia.doc.gov'; 'dns at iia.net.au'; 'Ira_C._Magaziner at oa.eop.gov' Subject: The "Common Sense Concept" On Tuesday, May 26, 1998 2:27 AM, Einar Stefferud[SMTP:Stef at nma.com] wrote: <snip> @ @This leads me to ask a very simple question: @ @ What is wrong with the concept of a confederation of @ interested parties forming up a self governing structure along @ the lines that I have outlined above. @ In my opinion, this concept is the right one and should be labeled the "Common Sense Concept" <http://www.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/paine/> as opposed to some replacement for a particular group's proposal. The Common Sense Concept is compatible with the approach that I have been suggesting for a long time. Here are the major components that I feel are needed to make it work: 1. A Structured Root Built Around TLDs 2. A 2+2+4 Trustee Structure to Provide Stewardship for the TLDs 3. Neighbor Net Strategies of Self-Governance The following data file is used to illustrate the examples: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/130dftmail/unir.txt ======================================================= 1. A Structured Root Built Around TLDs The notion of a Structured Root is very simple. You begin by creating a virtual auditorium or forum with a finite number of seats that are expected to accommodate as many likely participants will show up to participate. I have suggested that 2,048 "chairs" is more than enough. I know that 5 is not enough. Would any architect build an auditorium with 5 chairs ? On each seat you place the name of each TLD. You sprinkle the names into 8 major sections to spread the people around and to mix the country code TLDs in with the generic TLDs. Here is a sample of how the names can be placed on the seats. http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/130dftmail/unir.txt With 2,048 seats and 8 regions you have 256 seats per region. Each TLD is allowed 2 delegates (see #2 below) to the regional "meetings" which can happen in Cyberspace. Each of the 8 regions elects 2 delegates to the global meetings which means that 16 people come together from all over cyberspace to make global decisions which will be rare when you consider the Neighbor Net methods below. ======================================================= 2. A 2+2+4 Trustee Structure to Provide Stewardship for the TLDs In order to produce 2 delegates from each of the TLDs, I suggest that a 2+2+4 Trusteeship structure be used. In such a structure 8 people provide public stewardship for the TLD. They are like the trustees of a public library in a small town. Two of the people in the structure are considered to be the co-trustees. Each of those people have 2 back-ups and each of the back-ups have 2 back-ups. In my opinion that is plenty of depth to ensure that the TLD has stewardship in case someone dies, gets angry and disappears, etc. Here is an example of how the trusteeship might look. 6:224 AU (AUSTRALIA) 5 ____________________ 3 ____________________ 6 ____________________ 1 Robert Els (Elz?) 2 ____________________ 7 ___________________ 4 _____________________ 8 ____________________ Australia top-level domain (AU-DOM) Australian Research Network Computer Science University of Melbourne Parkville, Victoria 3052 AUSTRALIA Domain Name: AU Administrative Contact, Technical Contact, Zone Contact: Els, Robert (RE18) now at KNOWN.COM 61393748721 (FAX) 61393748724 ======================================================= 3. Neighbor Net Strategies of Self-Governance The Neighbor Net strategies are based on the common sense that comes from having people who are "sitting" near each other in the virtual auditorium working together. The Neighbor Net strategies are the most difficult for people to understand. I think this is partly because it is hard to show people sitting in a virtual auditorium with a flat ASCII file. When I show it with Java or C+@ animations, people seem to get it more quickly. The only way to explain it is via examples. Here are some editted pieces from discussions from the G6 region. 6:71 NZL (NEW-ZEALAND) 6:130 NZ (NEW-ZEALAND) As an example, you could view NZL as seat 6:71 in a large auditorium. You would contact the people sitting around you. .TK might be easy to find and also .TUV. Let's say you could locate people backing those TLDs. Then the three of you become the trustees for all of the TLDs in between. You might find the people backing .NOC and then you have a complete neighbor net because all of the seats are filled from .TK to .NZL. That becomes your local area to grow. 6:69 TK (TOKELAU) 6:70 NOC 6:71 NZL (NEW-ZEALAND) 6:72 GARAGES 6:73 FLOUR 6:74 FIELD 6:75 TUV (TUVALU) On the other side of you, between .NZL and .TUV you may have more work to do. If you find out that those TLDs (.GARAGES, .FLOUR, .FIELD) are no longer supported you might want to change the names and invite new people to join your neighbor net. G6 only has 256 TLDs to coordinate. By working together with all of the other people in that G-overnance region, you keep the thing together. Eventually, you will run across 6:130 NZ (NEW-ZEALAND) which is a little closer to home. Check out the neighbor net for that seat (6:130) and teach them how it works.... G6 will only be as good as the people there make it... ...have a ball... ====== In case you are more interested in New Zealand. You would find that seat 6:130 has NZ as shown here: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/130dftmail/unir.txt 6:115 LK (SRI-LANKA) 6:116 SCHOOL 6:117 MAJOR 6:118 RAMIE 6:119 FACT 6:120 MAKE 6:121 HARVEST 6:122 RAIN 6:123 MALT 6:124 PRIVATE 6:125 TON (TONGA) 6:126 CYBER 6:127 LKA (SRI-LANKA) 6:128 MAX 6:129 MWI (MALAWI) 6:130 NZ (NEW-ZEALAND) 6:131 MARKET 6:132 FJ (FIJI) If you work upwards and downwards looking for another 2-letter TLD you would find LK for SRI-LANKA and FJ for FIJI. Since there is only one seat between .NZ and .FJ you might want to locate the people backing the .MARKET TLD. This would complete that part of the neighbor net (or ring). at the top of the list. Some of those TLDs might be easy to fill in and some may not. Again, as your governance policies get worked out, you can change the names above for the slots. Maybe .OZ is desired, or some other name. Be creative...have a ball... ====== Here is what is stored in the DNS for 7:240 .ARTS. Note that you have to look-up s240.g7 it is reversed. With this approach, we can scan the 2,048 combinations and figure out what TLD aliases are on each "seat". For example, in G6 we would look to your servers for S0.G6, S1.G6, S2.G6, ... S255.G6 to build the table of info for the TLDs. The TXT record has the TLD alias. The RP - Responsible Person record is used to point to a person's e-mail and web site. The other NS info provides typical nameserver delegation info for the TLD Name Servers. Adam Todd has been working on these sorts of delegations for the G6 region. He could delegate some to your name servers by delegating entries like S130.G6 for .NZ JF ==== ; <<>> DiG 2.1 <<>> s240.g7 any ;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch ;; got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 6 ;; flags: qr aa rd ra; Ques: 1, Ans: 5, Auth: 2, Addit: 1 ;; QUESTIONS: ;; s240.g7, type = ANY, class = IN ;; ANSWERS: s240.g7. 172800 SOA ns.unety.net. hostmaster.unety.net. ( 1998050506 ; serial 172800 ; refresh (2 days) 3600 ; retry (1 hour) 1728000 ; expire (20 days) 172800 ) ; minimum (2 days) s240.g7. 172800 NS skyscape.net. s240.g7. 172800 NS ns.skyscape.net. s240.g7. 172800 TXT "ALIAS: ARTS" s240.g7. 172800 RP jnh.skyscape.net. www.skyscape.net. ;; AUTHORITY RECORDS: s240.g7. 172800 NS skyscape.net. s240.g7. 172800 NS ns.skyscape.net. ;; ADDITIONAL RECORDS: skyscape.net. 148245 A 184.108.40.206 ;; Total query time: 23 msec ;; FROM: doorstep.unety.net to SERVER: default -- 220.127.116.11 ;; WHEN: Sun May 17 20:30:26 1998 ;; MSG SIZE sent: 25 rcvd: 216 ======================================================= SUMMARY: 1. Build a Virtual Auditorium to Hold All of the TLD Delegates 2. Draw Those Delegates from Trusteeships for Each TLD 3. Encourage the Decision Making to Happen in the Neighborhoods - Jim Fleming Unir Corporation - http://www.unir.net/IPv8 IPv8 - Designed for the Rest of the Human Race AM Radio Stations ---> http://www.DOT.AM -------- Logged at Tue May 26 14:43:04 MET DST 1998 ---------
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