[dns-operations] blockchain DNS

Peng Yonghua hua at dnsbed.com
Sat Jan 27 03:09:53 UTC 2018

There is another article for hosting a DNS domain on the blockchain:

2018-01-26 22:54 GMT+08:00 Mark Jeftovic <markjr at easydns.com>:

> Peng Yonghua wrote:
> > greetings,
> >
> > Today I read some articles about blockchain based DNS,such as:
> >
> > https://wiki.emercoin.com/en/EMCDNS
> > https://blockchain-dns.info/
> > ...
> >
> > Would you think blockchain will change DNS world with uncentered way in
> > future?
> >
> I think this already starting to happen.
> In the examples you sent, the blockchain-dns is just a browser plugin
> method, so not really DNS. EMCDNS seems to be full on DNS but I've never
> heard of it before now, thanks for sending.
> My opinion is that:
> - in certain situations, blockchain lends itself to DNS as being more
> distributed and more redundant than some of the TLDs out there. This is
> attractive to me because it would be more resistant to standard DDoS
> attacks (but then the size of the blockchain would determine
> vulnerability to 51% attacks)
> There are also scaling issues, I would never expect or posit something
> like .COM to be moved onto a blockchain.
> But I've long wondered if there is a hybrid option where we have a
> blockchain where one can pin DNS RR's can act as a kind of "lookaside"
> for mission critical domains - but that would necessitate resolvers
> being aware of it.
> - the crypto space is here to stay, and the addressing scheme they all
> use are begging for a naming system, the same necessity that gave rise
> to DNS exists in this space and has not been solved yet.
> There was Namecoin, as P.O.C but was more about being a fully
> decentralized TLD without governance but as I've often remarked to these
> crypto types "believe it or not, you actually *want* some kind of
> governance".
> Ethereum Name Service (ENS) seems out in front right now, I attended the
> first ENS WG meeting in London UK last summer and there is a *lot* of
> momentum here. They are incorporating DNSSEC into ENS validation and are
> looking for full interoperability with legacy DNS.
> The .XYZ registry is working with ENS WG to integrate .xyz domains into
> ENS so that example.xyz can be used as an ethereum contract or wallet
> address. See:
> https://medium.com/the-ethereum-name-service/how-to-
> claim-your-dns-domain-on-ens-e600ef2d92ca
> - I have been thinking that it may be a good idea to add a new DNS
> RRType that can be used to reference "Blockchain Resources", along the
> lines of a NAPTR record, so a "BCR" or "BCRPTR" which would reference
> things like
>         * which crypto-currency / blockchain
>         * which address type within that blockchain
> If anybody is interested in this please let me know, I've been
> s-l-o-w-l-y organizing a working group to draft a spec proposal for
> this, I've never done anything like that before.
> I gave a short talk on where I see this all going at the ENS WG meeting
> last year:
> https://www.easydns.com/blog/2017/09/19/dns-on-blockchain-
> ethereum-name-service-ens-vrm-and-governance-oh-my/
> - mark
> --
> Mark Jeftovic <markjr at easydns.com>
> Founder & CEO, easyDNS Technologies Inc.
> http://www.easyDNS.com

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