What to do about DNS?
Posted Apr 12, 2007 17:04 UTC (Thu) by JohnNilsson
Parent article: What to do about DNS?
If you ask me the biggest problem with DNS is it's centralized nature. The fact that names is owned and controlled by a single entity is to fragile and definitely a bad way to handle a scarce resource.
Domainparking, all those "search" sites that take over good names and so forth are problems created by this centralism.
Wouldn't it be possible to design a decentralized system wherein the names are controlled by the communicators. Just as nicknames are somewhat out of the control of who the name refers to a domain name should also be localized in those communities having a need for the name.
Take lwn.net as example. This name is now taken by Linux Weekly News excluding Little Weak Nerds from the use of the same name. What if Linux Weekly News instead used a SHA hash as it's name and Little Weak Nerds used another SHA hash as it's name leaving the control of mapping lwn.net to those hashes in the hands of the communities who feels a need to refer to them with shorter names? Kind of how tinyurl works.
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