Before I got to try SAFE, I assumed that the URLs would be ugly and impossible to remember, like Tor .onions. Instead, I’m met with extremely short and easy-to-remember ones, even single-word safe://test (not yet sure how you would create such a thing, because it seemed to require 3 letters at the least for the “TLD”).
But… if these are so short, it means it must exist in some sort of “DNS”-like (ugh… sorry for using that ugly word) system made specifically for SAFE, or otherwise, anyone could just register safe://short after I already have set up a site on safe://short. Clearly, this is P2P, but it makes me wonder two things:
- How can it reliably and quickly determine if a “domain” is free or occupied?
- Can you imagine how many jerks will sit with a script ready waiting for the exact time when SAFE finally goes live, to batch-register millions of all the dictionary words/combos and existing major clearnet sites as SAFE “domains”, just to occupy them and resell them? How will this be solved? By charging with Safecoin?
I find that many important choices seem to yet be determined. What the SAFE developers seem to consider “details”, I consider crucial for what SAFE will become, and IMO should have been determined by now in particular, after so many years of developing this network.