Finally I can stop all that "SIGN UP YOUR WEBSITE FOR <SERVICE>" spam incoming from my whois entries.
"The public WHOIS would include an anonymized email address or a web form from which
messages could be forwarded to the registrant email address."
Atm I have to expose my email domain, which means some spammers just fire a broadside of this crap.
When it comes from an anonymized email forwarder, I can easily just redirect it into the spam folder.
Atleast in my area websites are also required to carry legal contact information somewhere on the site, which is far easier to secure against spammers than the WHOIS database.
Given that blog authors increasingly rely on Twitter for feedback (which I don’t use), I occasionally check whois to send notifications about dead links, rendering issues, etc.
Any real, reliable blockchain solution is not going to be the decentralized authority model that Bitcoin has, it’s going to be a tiered trust authority in the same way that SSL roots work today. You’re going to end up with very similar governance models and the same organizations, just implemented in blockchain.
I think some of the important impacts of blockchain are yet to be recognized: I do think it will force us to fundamentally think about what consensus and rule of law means in any given scenario, and that will have some pretty outsized social impacts — especially in the way we run organizations.
We will have to be far more deliberate about how we design our governance models, but I worry they will become so complex as to grow beyond the possibility of oversight...
it's going to be very difficult to code for:
"we, as a network, accept this authority... to a degree"
I still think it can be done.
cough block chain for contracts is almost here cough
cough blockchain for governance is next cough