Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion, started by jaleel khader, Mar 12, 2021
Decentralized domain names are only a matter of time, but you know this already right?
Welcome to the futrure...
Superapp in future might.
Unless we develop a fantastic new method of remembering long strings of numbers..
Never going to happen. Use your time to think about something else.
Technology + Logic + Compassion
Technology + Greed + Lack of Empathy
What you choose now is going to determine where many things are going to end up in the near future, not only for domain names, but everything else too.
If you want to follow the same old ways of the past you don't have to be a genius to be able to see where things are going to be headed for.
If you are not careful stupidity and arrogance can do you in, but then ultimately this could be a test by a higher power to see if you deserve to exist.
They don't have to replace long strings of numbers to displace domain name usage.
They will simply go 'Over The Top' with direct-to-consumer tech, like NextGen TV's Broadcast Internet.
Disclaimer, I haven´t followed all the posts in this thread. However, the question is interesting. Whatever technology replaces domains will have to enter the realm of advertising and marketing. This is the superpower that domains dominate. Domains are not just part of technology. They are brands. And they are a layer of technology. Which means that they can sit on top of any new technology that replaces, say, current IP address system.
Not excluded but possible AR and VR might do that, it will work in such a way that everyone will be connected to it at once, i think this can be done just using one domain name or it will still require different domains so that you will be able to visit different spaces.
Cybernetic organism. Living tissue over metal endoskeleton.
Addressable, direct-to-consumer, broadcast TV tech... that can actually turn-on your device to deliver a personalized, interactive (multimedia) message, based on your individual public and private (opt-in) data sets (including medical, household, consumer, financial, etc.) is the ultimate advertising and marketing superpower because TV is the ultimate advertising platform.
And, as NextGen TV is the first generation of broadcast TV with Internet Protocols baked-in it can now merge its new 'Precision Broadcasting' TV ad tech with the online video advertising market. This is like YouTube having a national network of affiliate TV stations, like CBS. Beyond that, NextGen TV broadcasts can also function as a premium (audio & video) quality streaming video platform, like HULU: ads optional.
The Problem with 'Domain Technology'
IP addresses are a name-node backbone with domain owner privacy cloaks. As a result, the ip addy 'ad platform' is the internet's main attack vector. From parked spam to ad-cloaked malware, IPhish-in-the-middle attacks, bot nets, and so on. Domains are cannibalizing the web at an increasing rate.
At present, the 'domain superpower' is being abused. While enormous value will remain in a few 'brainy' domain nodes -with dominant web platforms, and other domain names will retain some face value, the reality is... entering an escalating cyber-attack zone is a major deterrent for end-users. Existing players suffer major attacks and diminishing returns on the cyber front. Spending on cyber security increases by a double-digit percentage year-over-year, but there were twice as many cyber attacks last year than the year before -which had ~40% more than the year before it... so many are ready to change the channel.
As someone invested in both domains and NextGen TV, I think domain names do have an untapped superpower that could keep them from suffering the same fate as electronic text & graphic pages did when video networks took over Cable TV. But its early days. It'll take a few years to roll-out NextGen TV.
There will always be a need to have a way to identify hosting servers that deliver content. Whether that is IP addresses or some new form. Every device now, whether tv, cell phone, home phone, even appliances, have IP addresses. I doubt this will ever change in the forseeable future. But even if a new tech comes along that can identify servers and devices in some new way, domains can be made to point to them. There is no reason or purpose to point domains to devices or appliances, but only to access content delivery servers connected to the Internet. But I use those examples to make the point that all new tech has an identifiable address. And domains are only a mechanism to make it easy to connect with that tech that is made to be public and accessible for content, ie hosting servers and specific areas of those servers.
I totally agree that the domain system has massive abuse. Unfortunately the proliferation of new extensions only makes the abuse significantly worse. At the same time, the potential is there for bad actors to connect to any of your devices, even appliances, if those are connected to the Internet. Domain or no domain.
"The new broadcast standard updates the current standard, ATSC 1.0 standard, with a host of new features and technology. It’s based on an IP (Internet Protocol) backbone and attempts to merge broadcast TV with content from the internet."
What is NextGen TV and when will it launch?
I personally think that the domain will be always in demand. Experiential newTLDs for sure will bring more value. Old .COMs are always in the trend.
If you hold a valuable .com domain then i'd seriously be considering securing the decentralised versions of the same domain.
Personally, for all my best .com's i've done this.
(Both .eth Ethereum name service domains and .crypto unstoppable domains are ERC721-compliant NFTs)
Handshake is a decentralised, permissionless naming protocol where every peer is validating and in charge of managing the root DNS naming zone with the goal of creating an alternative to existing Certificate Authorities and naming systems.
Using Handshake domains as an example, most browsers only support existing TLD's hence the need for the '/' (at the moment). I have been talking to people in this space and what is being discussed is off the scale. We're talking a completely new global infrastructure for the internet. The Interoperability of decentralised private networks which negate central point of control also gives users control over their data which would fall in line with the transformation of the Global Monetary system in which people expect privacy and security.
Interoperability of decentralised Blockchain networks is coming and domainers need to prepare for the Blocknet.
I also tried to ask you this in another thread, and will ask here as well
What parts of the global Internet infrastructure have to be replaced exactly?
The same as what I said in the other thread.
The centralised bits
Well okay. I hoped for something more substantial, but thank you for your time answering.
I’m not being sarcastic mate. It’s a complete overhaul. The difference between the steam engine and the internal combustion engine. It’s a seismic shift.
I think it is a mistake to think of domains as technology. Its not really tech. It is a mapping system managed by a number of databases that direct domains to a location connected to the Web, the location is the tech as is the mapping system. Its like slapping a vanity plate on a car. You might as well ask what tech will replace license plates. They have been around well over a century. Even if we access websites through mind commands, we still have to think of a domain or a name. The only way to improve DNS is to remove the TLD from the equation (BTW, if you are using Chrome then your type-ins will go to G if you remove the TLD). But since the multitude of ngTLDs have created so much business anything replacing them would have to have a very high commercial value. Even if new tech comes along to challenge the use of domains, if there is not sufficient profitability it will never take off. The domain business is a silent giant. I can't think of any other industry that is multibillion dollar in size that so few people are aware of it. Mostly because most people don't care and don't want to be bothered.
The biggest threat to domains is centralized eco-systems. Like FB, G, A, LI, Twtr. Others are trying it but not very successful. At this time you still need an entry point which is by domain. G and A sell devices that directly access their servers without the need of a domain. However, unless you want to live in their world, you will need domains. It would be a very sad and depressing world if we are forced to live in the eco-systems of a couple of incredibly large companies, limited in options, huge barriers to entry for newcomers. I don't believe that will ever happen.
I'm still listening. Especially since you made this extremely broad, not only Naming infra ("a completely new global infrastructure for the internet"). This would also include RIRs, global routing, interconnectivity, and more. Ready when you are to discuss this.
Yeah gathered you wanted to get your geek on the way you chased me into another thread.
I’m not saying the fundamental infrastructure of the internet is going change massively in the immediate future, I’m saying the technology which rides upon these rails is.
Pity that you see this as chasing. Sorry to hear that.
Don’t be sorry... Just don’t do it again
I get confused easily
You were posting the same paragraph in two threads, and your answer in the other thread was too vague for me. So, I tried to get more info in this thread, because I'm sincerely interested in the bits and bytes of what you're saying. Geeky tech may be discussed in this thread and I've already provided some links to this as well.
Don't get confused, but do let me know if you have more details
Separate names with a comma.