Yes I do handwave the issue- because it's a small one.
If you want to talk about big ones, I can go there as well. The US could deploy an alternative DNS system in days. Either with the current tech or something truly distributed.
That's the real issue. The press thinks this current attack is important. And what does the public do with this information? Are they going to revise the system?
If I had my druthers the whole DNS system would have been trashed around 2005 and replaced with a blockchain that would have a node density so high it could not be attacked effectively..
So if you think that's nitpicking terminology I fear you are far less competent on these issues than your low number on this site would infer you to be.