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[AFRINIC-rpd] only root is critical DNS?

Ernest - (AfriNIC) ernest at
Thu Sep 20 09:01:18 UTC 2012

hi Mark,

Mark Elkins wrote thus on 9/18/12 11:16 PM:
> On Tue, 2012-09-18 at 22:30 +0300, Frank Habicht wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> in
>> under critical infrastructure it says
>> "
>> Core DNS service provider:
>>  A core DNS service provider is a company who provides DNS service for the
>> root level of the DNS tree (ICANN-sanctioned root operators).
>> "
>> I once-upon-a-time thought ccTLDs (within the AfriNIC service region(?))
>> should also be included. (and that the number of root operators was limited)
> Reading the policy - a few paragraphs above - it states:
>         AfriNIC will make End-User assignment to critical infrastructure
>         providers of the Internet such as public exchange points and
>         core DNS service providers.
> the policy does not limit itself to 'root level' operators - of
> which none live natively in our region (if you are referring explicitly
> to 'dot').
> In practice (from my experience), its taken as including ccTLD
> operators. 

>From the current definition, we interpret as to not include ccTLD

We have however already applied it to assign to some root (mirror)
operators in the region.


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