Re: Alternate system
I think this is vanishingly unlikely. Who is going to convince multiple big ISPs to switch off the real DNS root to an alternate one at the same time?
The problem with the alternative, is that this same problems happens in politics. Not everyone will agree what it should be or who will run it. Everyone has some sort of disagreement when it comes to this kind of stuff. If everyone can agree, then what happens when the alternate one does the same thing, you run away again?