A truly authorative answer would come from somebody that is actually a subject matter expert on DNS. There are quite a lot of those as well.
Is there anything that a person more knowledgable about DNS can add to that conversation? Are any of the engineers of DNS capable of addressed english experts in the proper manner that will get their answer marked right or upvoted? Would any of those people answer my email?
I reached out to ESR because I thought he would answer, and he can present himself as knowledgeable of arcane rules of english. Not because he knew DNS.