the contract between IANA/ICANN and DOC to perform various technical functions such as allocating IP address blocks, editing the root zone file
, and coordinating the assignment of unique protocol numbers; and
com zone file
, the file name of the file to be extracted, a seed number, and finally the approximate record size of the file to be extracted (for example: 50,000).
The announcement made by assistant commerce secretary Michael Gallagher - as clearly this is all a bit too technical for George - himself said: 'The US government will maintain its historic role in authorising changes or modifications to the authoritative root zone file
In addition, the US government will continue to maintain 'oversight' over ICANN and prevent its 'focus' from straying from technical coordination.
Currently, most operators use a static zone file
to provide reverse DNS (resolving an IP address into a domain name) for their allocated blocks of IP space.
Brussels-based CENTR said that it agreed with the general consensus that modifications to the data contained in the root zone file
had always been carried out by the US "in a neutral and non-discriminatory manner".
At the moment, NSI makes all the additions and deletions to the zone file
that contains the data about all the internet's domain names and then propagates them through the root server network.
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