Does anyone have any views on ‘decentralised’ DNS (the oft forgotten cousin of a decentralised ledger’)?


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I’ve recently registered a couple of .coin names on peername.com which simplifies the process of registering with decentralised (I’m British so I’m allowed to use an ‘s’ and not a ‘z’) DNS providers such as Namcoin (the original Bitcoin fork) which provided the .bit domain name, and EMC which is apparently a second generation version with various additional benefits. Anyway…have I wasted my money? Is it really the way of the future in a present where Internet control is becoming such a serious global issue?

See bit.namecoin.org/
emercoin.com/EMCDNS_and_NVS


    It is an interesting idea Ben. The issue is people won’t recognise these Blockchain DNS based domains.

    Few people will remember something such as – blockchain.link – and understand it. People are so used to .com, .net, .org, and ccTLDs like .uk. These domain extensions are ingrained in the human mind.

    PeerName uses a .com. That tells you something. 🙂

    ICANN has $500+ million from the new gTLD program. I assume that cash will be used to sue any decentralised DNS solutions or projects.

    It is an interesting idea Ben. The issue is most people won’t recognise these Blockchain DNS based domains.

    I’ve found it difficult for people to remember – blockchain.link – and understand it. People are so used to .com, .net, .org, and ccTLDs like .uk. These domain extensions are ingrained in the human mind.

    PeerName uses a .com. That tells you something. 🙂

    ICANN has $500+ million from the new gTLD program. I assume that cash will be used to sue any decentralised DNS solutions or projects.