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Root Servers Principles
Core principles for the DNS Root Server System have been identified in RSSAC037 document, as follows:
- To remain a global network, the Internet requires a globally unique public namespace.
- IANA is the source of DNS root data.
- The RSS must be a stable, reliable, and resilient platform for the DNS service to all users.
- Diversity of the root server operations is a strength of the overall system.
- Architectural changes should result from technical evolution and demonstrated technical need.
- The IETF defines technical operation of the DNS protocol.
- RSOs must operate with integrity and an ethos demonstrating a commitment to the common good of the Internet.
- RSOs must be transparent.
- RSOs must collaborate and engage with their stakeholder community.
- RSOs must be autonomous and independent.
- RSOs must be neutral and impartial
ICANN Root Managed Root Server (IRMS) follows and support those principles in all of its core functions.
For more information, please visit the Root-Servers Technical Operations website or the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) website.