Keyword: Next Generation Addresses Outlined
Chicago, IL, Jan 16 2002 The first technical
drafts of the new International
Keyword system were revealed today.
The iKeyword system was first proposed at the October
meeting of the ICHO in
Vienna, since then a number of companies have been
putting forward technical
proposals and specifications for the new Internet
Speaking in Chicago today, Kristof Dascher presented
the committees findings to the
ICHO, which voted unanimously to accept the joint
proposals. In a prepared statement
he said The International Keyword represents
a new and exciting progression for
internet addresses, removing the politics and technical
problems that have plagued the
existing DNS system
The new system will include a number of highly advanced
functions such as remote
querying, deep resolution and instant cascade systems
and is designed specifically for
use by non-technical persons.
It also features a number of in built security systems
and multiple redundancies to
prevent disruption by malicious users. Such features
have become paramount after the
events of September 11.
The new protocol is scheduled to commence testing
and deployment later this year,
with release in early 2003.