Can't we get rid of that .bit thing and turn every registered domain into a TLD?
What's the use in sticking to this 3-letter TLD nonsense, seriously now?
.bit TLD are rarely accepted by web hosting services.
So, imagine you suppress the tld now, you would have near 0 services available and your only choice would be to do it yourself on a VPS/dedicated server. Plus, i wonder how to support this in dns servers, maybe another difficulty. Do you really want to be accessible ? :p
For all those reasons, the tld is still here.
If .bit become popular and it exists really easy tools that have all the required data/features locally on your computer (local dns or local proxies knowing .bit, changing your dns automatically, configuring your browser/os, etc), then, this may be feasible. Rendez-vous in some months/years :p
Sorry but that is not very user friendly and most people won't bother to do that.
You are a joker, don't you ? :p (ok, the rename step will be removed)
Do you know of any proxy's?
The only one that i know of is https://masterpool.eu/proxy
I don't mind doing that as I'm very interested in NMC but the average internet user would still have to be pushed into doing some easier and less technical such as even visiting a proxy or adding a browser extension.
We have contacted the foxyproxy guy, but with only one existing proxy, it's not currently a reliable solution.
ps : i am currently searching for people to make the frontpage of dot-bit and namecoin (in the bitcoin homepage style : an end user page). Are there some people motivated to help the namecoin project ?