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Re: [opennic-discuss] .bit TLD / Namecoin

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  • From: Calum McAlinden <calum AT>
  • To: discuss AT
  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] .bit TLD / Namecoin
  • Date: Sat, 3 May 2014 19:03:57 +0100

Supporting .bit could attract some users to OpenNIC, and also provide
additional benefits to current OpenNIC users wishing to resolve more
alt TLDs.

I understand that a benefit of Namecoin is its decentralised nature.
This would be undermined if OpenNIC supported it by "bridging" DNS,
and the Namecoin protocol, through a central tier 1 server. However,

- downloading 1.75 GB and running a client making constant use of the
internet through p2p, is not an option for some. This could be due to
the device being used, or poor internet connectivity.
- Namecoin setup normally involves users manually installing and
configuring dnsmasq locally to resolve .bit domains, which is out of
the comfort zone for most.

Could we have a vote on this? Or are people generally not interested,
in which case I'll shut up? :)

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