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a decentralized namespace system would be something like:

* sibyl free identity system

* the highest bidder gets to rent a domain name

* everyone receives the average domain rent: the sum of all rent combined, divided by the number of unique users

* want a more desirable domain than the average? pay into the system to receive this special attention from the group

* satisfied with a less desirable or simply no domain? receive crypto for having others make use of your namespace attention

* prevent temporary hijacks: whenever a user clicks a link or types a URL, depending on how he configured his software it would show the different servers previous owners (say last 2 years) of the domain control, with their remarks etc; to make it easy for rightful owners of temporarily outbidded domains to point out this domain used to point to them but was hijacked...

an alternative to prevent hijacking: URL scheme for links mandates containing a block height at the time of writing the link; so when an author wishes to share a link he either copies the link from another document (thus containing the original block height) or he copies from the browser URL bar (which inserts the block height into the URL)

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