Work is finished on a new namecoin projected called NamecoinUs over at http://www.namecoin.us/
It bridges the namecoin registrations to map .bit domains to the "old" Internet DNS system to make access easy/easier for those who don't have .bit DNS resolution installed or don't know how to do it.
There's two basic concepts:
* Direct mapping: http://example.bit
* In-line proxying: http://example.bit
* Works with both A and NS Namecoin records. (With NS records it mirrors the authoritative A result.)
* Synchronized with the Namecoin network every 5 minutes.
* Inline proxying when you use "http://example.bit.namecoin.us
" (notice the extra ".bit") (Experimental)
* Completely distributed DNS network, multiple data centers.
* All tier 1 bandwidth providers, multi-gigabit connectivity.
* Records served from ram, super fast clusters.
* Mining time calculator: http://www.namecoin.us/tools/generate-block.php
* Namecoin domain value syntax checker: http://www.namecoin.us/tools/syntax-checker.php
* Public WHOIS server at http://whois.namecoin.us/
, works with any normal whois client:
* $ whois -h whois.namecoin.us example.bit
* AJAX version for hotlinking available, ex: http://whois.namecoin.us/yourdomain.bit
* Web-friendly version: http://www.namecoin.us/tools/whois-lookup.php
* Pools page with live stats: http://www.namecoin.us/pools.php
* Namecoin expired domains tracker: http://www.namecoin.us/expires.php
More information is in the FAQ.
* Statistics with graphs and stuff
* Opt-in/out [if this is wanted?] for domain owners
There are six nameservers you can use: ns0.namecoin.us, ns1.namecoin.us, ns2.namecoin.us, ns3.namecoin.us, ns4.namecoin.us, ns5.namecoin.us
Any and all feedback/comments/suggestions/requests/bugs/spare namecoins welcome! Big thanks to everyone in #namecoin chat who has helped with all the random questions too