Generation of traffic in "settled" peering arrangement

who pays for the root nameserver traffic? The ISC goes out of business if
we have to pay the traffic rates for keeping a root.


Well, as Sean Doran so eloquently pointed out(paraphrasing):

"If you like name resolution, please send a cheque for $x to
the following address..."

Patrick Greenwell (800) 299-1288 v
         Systems Administrator (925) 377-1212 v
                           NameSecure (925) 377-1414 f