On the back of wondering that an obvious option for reserving names for any auction, would be to note the interest that might follow from having [clearnet.url].safenet, I wondered if there is an option to enhance the DNS now to futureproof it.
I wonder that a number of the brands associated with top 1million websites might be very attached to their urls, and they might rather like the idea that the could have for example google.com.safenet. That would work well for marketing that safenet can adopt the clearnet. So, blogspace.com.safenet could sell their subdomain johndoe.blogspace.com.safenet without affecting the rest of the subdomains on that blogspace.com.safenet.
The obvious issue then is that currently the DNS resolves as PublicID.safenet and the PublicID has access to all or none of a domain.
Could the DNS be made to resolve such that the owner of a parent can gift or sell a child domain?
For example, could Maidsafe own com.safenet ; net.safenet ; [country-two-letter-domain].safenet; etc, then sell for example google.com.safenet to whoever have a $billion to spare??
I wonder it might be possible, if fiddly to fix that but a powerful incentive to those with cash to splash. Perhaps though it would be possible when we get to the point that transfer of asset is possible - be that file or directory or publicID.safenet… could we not have also, transfer of individual subdomain.publicID.safenet too?
Naturally this doesn’t solve the problem of how attractive nonurl.safenet might become but for url’s perhaps the real world owner of each could have first option on it before it goes to auction otherwise?