License 8: Addressing Engineer Professional License

While InDoor spaces know nothing about DNS, the Internet’s domain name system, DNS is critical to the operation of the World Wide Web. Every domain, every Web site, depends upon the effective operation of the network of name servers that drive DNS. Those name servers are owned and operated by, well, anyone.

DNSSEC is a technical infrastructure whose introduction has somewhat reduced the vulnerability of the DNS network to tampering, but adoption of DNSSEC is quite voluntary. The whole thing is dependent upon widespread concern for the commons.

We believe that every operator of a nameserver should carry an Addressing Engineer Professional License, and should digitally sign everything they do.

But then we are dealing with very outdoor issues here — it’s certainly not for us to direct how things are done in managing the highway. We hope that those who are involved in DNS will give this idea a fair hearing.