"VeriSign Moves DNS Server To Boost Security"

But seriously are there any volunteers there to run root name servers in
Europe and Asia or are people now expecting to get paid to it through
ICANN contract.

  last time i was offically detailed to care about such things
  the volunteer list was over 100. (circa 1998).
  can't say who would want to get paid for it.

We do need root name server for every continent and
perhaps something like "official mirror" should be considered where
somebody would run nameserver with complete mirror of all zones that root
name server would have but it would not be considered "official root" name
server (but ISPs in its region would know about and us it). Are other
regions ever considered something like this to ease load on current root
servers or perhaps as a first step to having root server there?

  why on every continent? this way lies madness. look to topology.

  and your mirroring proposal (see otha-sans internet-draft)
  has some serious flaws wrt data integrity that really
  need to be addressed first. that code is slowly coming.

> patience grasshopper. :slight_smile:
> pushing "J" to a distinctly different broadcast domain
> is the first step to pushing that instance elsewhere.
> pre-ICANN, things moved fairly quickly as compared to
> post-ICANN.