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[ NNSquad ] Re: Some thoughts on Google Public DNS from David Ulevitch OpenDNS founder
If we care about critical infrastructure let’s not forget the DNS is a source of designed-in failure.
For now I’m using the Google DNS as respite from Verizon’s ability to make strategic use of my misery.
As I’ve written a number of times, the DNS itself is a problematic construct. It doesn’t provide stability since you don’t own your name and it’s fails as a directory because it has none of the social graces of trademark.
As we try to pile functions upon the DNS let’s not forget that it’s just an interim hack and we’ll have to move beyond it if we don’t want the Internet to become a vast sea of 404’s or worse, a sea of sites hijacked by those to buy names the millisecond the site goes unregistered … as Verizon discovered when no one remembered to write the check … but they were able to force the issue, most others cannot.