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[liberationtech] dark mail alliance

phreedom at yandex.ru phreedom at yandex.ru
Sun Nov 3 03:40:51 PST 2013


On Saturday, November 02, 2013 12:10:02 PM staticsafe wrote:
> On 11/2/2013 02:31, phreedom at yandex.ru wrote:
> > And you still have problems with phishing thanks to being able to
> > "register" a similar domain.
> > 
> > Of course, despite its shortcomings, namecoin is better than the existing
> > "global namespaces" which are outright run by hostile entities.
> 
> Hostile? What hostility? Which entity?

I should have said "effectively run by hostile entities". I'm sure DNS guys 
don't run their services with an intention to conquer the world, but they 
aren't effectively in control of the thing, the government is. Try using a 
court order confiscate a tor hidden service or force a hand over to another 
party like it routinely happens with DNS.

Yes, there are issues with the current tor hidden service implementation, but 
centralized dns is a joke compared to it.

> > Global namespaces seem to be a solution looking for a problem though. In
> > the world full of QR codes and text messaging, sharing your unique ID is
> > not a problem, bookmarking/address book handles assigning a memorable
> > name or even several descriptive names.
> > 
> > How many people use google search bar as their address bar to locate the
> > sites they already know about? Which of the window
> > manufacturers/installers should get windows.com domain?
> > 
> > What is the use case for a global namespace? I for sure won't shed a tear
> > if it disappears.



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