RE: Not the best solution, but it takes VeriSign out of the loop

I never said anything in my original posting regarding assistance from the
root operators; god knows you guys have a hard enough job already. And
frankly blocking non-cooperative servers would hurt the net just as much as
what VeriSign's doing.

My suggestion was to simply create a viable alternative source of com/net
zones that operators could use if they choose to do so. If you don't like
what VeriSign is doing with them, don't use VS zones anymore.

Hopefully, eventually, IANA will be telling you to switch the roots. Not me.
Not likely, but ORG managed to pull off a transition to other ownership.

For anyone who's interested, you can "opt-in" to the new zones I'm building