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[liberationtech] Thoughts on decentralized DNS, and OpenNIC particularly?

danimoth danimoth at cryptolab.net
Thu Mar 15 03:02:18 PDT 2012


Il giorno mer, 14/03/2012 alle 19.36 -0400, liberationtech at lewman.us ha
scritto:
> It is not distributed. It is just a rebirth of the non-ICANN root
> servers. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AlterNIC for past history on
> this idea.
> 
> See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_DNS_root for more
> history and current status.
> 

Don't know if somebody knows it, but [1] is a replacement of namecoin
project, born after some high-risk design vulnerability has come up,
which uses BitCoin block chain.

For the main topic, from the homepage of OpenNIC:
"OpenNIC is owned and operated by the OpenNIC community".
Using it as root DNS, you are fully trusting them. What if they will be
evil in the future?

[1] http://dianna-project.org/wiki/Main_Page 




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