what if Gemini had a community-run alternative DNS root? allow for free .gem registration or something
@aw better to join Opennic or simply hosting over tor or i2p. Actually, it would be could to start using Gemini over i2p
@werwolf @aw I ran an OpenNic server for a few years myself and had a .oss domain alongside my regular .org domain. My only issue was that other servers would come and go from time to time, including the name servers that mine was peering with once or twice. I still love the idea, and have never thought it was a good decision to have a corporation (Icann) in control of the global dns root. Goes totally against the superior of freedom that used to exist on the web.
@aw Heck, yeah! Maybe registrations could made via a postcard or letter? Something to make it both more calm and less interesting to squatters.
It's more complexity for operators: a novel registrar and DNS config to manage
It's more complexity overall: a DNS tree to keep up, scale reasonably, keep sufficiently secure, etc. for a reasonable time horizon
@aw ive been making my own DNS server that just has a big list of it’s own records, which are given upon request by email.
maybe i could clean it up and like.. make it a thing
@owocean what software do you use? I hear there are a lot of difficulties doing this on the public internet
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