Topic: Internet Domains


Summary

Most people, who have been on the Internet, have most certainly seen Internet Domains before. Those are the things that end in .com, .net, .org, .ca, and all the other ones. (For example: example.com.)

On the Internet, (roughly speaking) every computer has something like a phone number assigned to it; the same way that every phone has a telephone number assigned to it. These telephone-number-like things are called IP addresses. An example IP address is: 192.168.5.1. (It does not look exactly like a telephone number. But it is something similar.)

Early on in the history of the Internet, it was found that remembering and using these IP addresses was a pain. So, Internet Domains were created. Instead of typing in something like 64.207.132.167 you would type in an easy to remember name like wow.example.com.

One problem with Internet Domains is not necessarily that they cost money to keep them, but that people do not always pay the money to renew them. And this causes truely useful websites disappear forever. (With the exception being that sometimes sites are saved at the Internet Archive.)

IMO we need an alternative to thse Internet Domains. Not necessarily to replace Internet Domains, but to, at the very least, be a free alternative that won't suffer from the same shortcomings.

-- Mirza Charles Iliya Krempeaux

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