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July 19, 2011, 11:48:47 AM
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A very simple one...instead of a mapping of names to ip addresses (which would be usually be very static), instead map a name to a content address (like a bittorrent address or a git SHA1).  You create your website (or whatever) and publish all of the content based on their content address (when browsers support it directly, links could even be based on the content address).  When you need to update your site, you update the namecoin entry to map to the new content address.

This can decouple websites and other content from the physical topology of the internet.

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July 19, 2011, 11:50:39 AM
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you can already do this i think, just dont register to d/, if you can do that, they may also want to make a b/ or a/ bitcoin or address addresses.

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July 19, 2011, 12:01:45 PM
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Yes, I think you can basically register anything you want (it's basically a trustworthy distributed key-value dictionary).  But the emphasis right now is on DNS entries, but if namecoin wants to make something really novel, forget ip addresses and DNS, decouple websites from the physical topology.  It might even be useful to facilitate IPv6 transition.  Also, using hashes for website distribution makes it very convenient to verify you're really looking at what the publisher produced.

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July 19, 2011, 12:08:06 PM
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as i see it now, namecoin is not the solution for the dns problem, and could likely make things worse. but its perfect for things like this.

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July 19, 2011, 02:27:37 PM
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Go here and see if it already does what you are thinking about ...
http://dot-bit.org/Main_Page


or there is a whole forum that maybe able to build on your ideas
http://dot-bit.org/forum/index.php

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