IETF DNS Working Group defines DNS as "critical infrastructure" by Brenden Kuerbis

The IETF’s DNS Working Group has defined the DNS as “a critical Internet infrastructure” according to this article by Brenden Kuerbis. However following the discussion on the mailing list where this was reported, there was also a comment that “‘critical Internet infrastructure’ is an heavily loaded buzzword, specially in governance contexts (ICANN, IGF, etc) which can even trigger legal consequences.” The follow-up posting instead suggests “The DNS is, in practice, a mandatory component of most Internet services?” Kuerbis suggests, “One can read the Working Group’s action as an indication from the prominent Internet standards body that the DNS (and technology which impacts it like DNSSEC and root signing) is on the table for discussion at the upcoming” IGF.

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