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

danimoth danimoth at cryptolab.net
Fri Mar 16 03:14:05 PDT 2012


Il giorno gio, 15/03/2012 alle 11.36 -0700, Rohan Dixit ha scritto:

> I looked at both namecoin and CJDNS. Looks like namecoin has attracted
> most of the developers from the initial project, with CJDNS still
> limping along (I'm guessing based on activity here.)
> 
> 
> Links to the code:
> namecoin: https://github.com/cjdelisle/cjdns/graphs/impact
> 
> CJDNS: https://github.com/vinced/namecoin/graphs/impact
> 
> 
> 
> Could you speak to the structure of namecoin a bit more? Looks like it
> uses the "proof-of-work" trick from bitcoin to validate DNS records
> (and arbitrary key-value pairs), unless my skimming was totally off.
> That's pretty ingenious, for those who are interested I found a great
> blog post that serves both as an introduction to Bitcoin and explains
> how it could be used to make a distributed DNS. 
> 
> 
> http://paulbohm.com/2011/06/17/bitcoins-value-is-decentralization

Namecoin is another currency, based from bitcoin code. But like many
crypto things, when you take a "black box" and little modify it, the
conseguences could be a complete disaster.
Namecoin is flawed and *NOBODY* should consider it anymore. From [1]:

0. Coins are destroyed
1. NetworkFee descreasing for 50 to zero and will be zero in ~80000
block and has no feedback with network activity like difficulty has.
2. Namecoin was designed for free domains and this is its future
3. Developers have to do system intrusion from time to time to avoid
collapse or spam hell

DIANNA try to use existing bitcoin chain's (as satoshi explained) to do
the same thing, but they are designing it carefully. Help them if you
can. 

[1] https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=62017.0





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