Over the past couple of years I have written a number of papers and
other documents that have to do with DNS governance...
Global root zone characteristics
The State of Nature and Enforcement of TLD
Description of a "Shared TLD
Email discussion of problems with alternate roots: part 1, part 2
Prior to this discussion, nobody in the alternate root community would
admit that there were any technical issues at all with the scheme, and,
given their emotional committement to the idea, that isn't too
surprising. However, after this discussion a bit of reality began to
sink in, though interestingly enough, they find it very difficult to
credit the source...
Protocol Spec for a shared
Comments submitted to Congress, text
Comments on the NTIA "Green Paper",
text version here
Comments on For-Profit registries
Early discussion of a "Root Zone Authority"
Discussion of "Null Zone Keys"
Here are some other papers of interest:
"Statement of Principles": the "MoU-Lite"
Judges ruling in the IODesign case