[Yeti DNS Discuss] BRICS naming

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Wed Nov 29 10:41:51 UTC 2017

On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 03:53:56PM -0800,
 Paul Vixie <vixie at tisf.net> wrote 
 a message of 26 lines which said:

> > Russia to launch ‘independent internet’ for BRICS nations - report
> > https://www.rt.com/politics/411156-russia-to-launch-independent-internet/

Since the paper is quite confused about the DNS (not to mention the
comments of the readers!), it is hard to say what is the exact
project. A set of root name servers, serving today the IANA zone (but
able to switch rapidly to a different one), that the russian ISPs
would be asked/forced to use?

Also, the reference to BRICS is probably pure propaganda: there is no
sign that Brazil or South Africa would cooperate with Russia here.

> > DefenseOne
> > Russia Will Build Its Own Internet Directory, Citing US Information
> > Warfare
> > http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2017/11/russia-will-build-its-own-internet-directory-citing-us-information-warfare/142822/?utm_content=buffer81a63&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

This one comes from the opposite political side :-) but is no better,
technically speaking. The best part:

> >  For example, Western tech companies could be forced to keep data
> >  and servers physically within those countries, and thus become
> >  entangled in vast citizen-monitoring programs.

Sure, you cannot imagine a western country running "a vast
citizen-monitoring program" :-(

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