DNS, the Domain Name System. Ever a pillar of internet technologies far and wide. But many now see it as a weak point in the fight against censorship and oppression.
The discussion has erupted again this month with the idea of a subversive DNS replacement once again popular in the news. With the likes of P2P legend Peter Sunde, of Pirate Bay fame, weighing in with a call to build a decentralized replacement, we’re bound to hear about it for some time.
But is it that easy? Others have tried. And failed with a fizzle. The massive nature of DNS and the ubiquity of internet use in the west make near 100% adoption a “must” for any long term successful replacement.
Time will tell, but in the meanwhile, the folks over at ITWorld have a rundown of the latest bubble of activity on the issue. Check ‘em out.