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The Internet Distributed Open Name System project

Dec 02, 2010, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lauren Weinstein)

"Greetings. As regular readers know, I am a vocal critic of ICANN's plan for a massive expansion of new Top Level Domains (TLDs), and of the increasing abuse of the domain name system both for the profit of the "domain-industrial complex" and for Internet censorship and control purposes -- among other related concerns ( http://bit.ly/dh6zOf ).

"Recently, in "Take a Tiny First Step Toward Controlling Your Internet Addressing Destiny" ( http://bit.ly/9MJiOf ), I noted:

"An alternative Internet name to address mapping system -- fully distributed, open source, fault-tolerant, secure, flexible, and not subject to centralized constraints, meddling, and censorship -- will take significant time to develop, and a long transition period for deployment."

"And I asked readers to take part in some initial experimental activities (thanks to all who responded).

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