Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Jan 2011 22:10 UTC, submitted by fsmag
Internet & Networking "I've always been a great fan of the law of unintended consequences. It takes you places. Unexpected places. Sometimes good, sometimes bad but never a dull moment. The recent kerfuffle over Pirate Bay is too well known to require detailed recounting here. What is really interesting though is where it might just eventually take us in terms of internet freedom. This article describes the one fallout of the legal judgements against Pirate Bay and how its response may unintentionally help to protect and promote internet freedoms."
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Improbable at best
by Ripples on Mon 31st Jan 2011 02:09 UTC
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I am not sure how P2P-DNS will work, if it can work at all. The key thing that makes DNS work now is that no one entity can "steal" a domain name from another without some sort of lawsuit or motion, and all unique DNS names are registered and brought back to a single entity. How would a decentralized system make sure that I am going to the right place when I lookup google.com? Perhaps some sort of reputation system. More importantly however, who do I talk to and how do I setup a new domain name?

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