Since namecoin and .p2p are still vaporware at this point..
(I bought BTS because of toast and DNS initially. That was why I'm here)
I came across cjdns talked about on http://projectmeshnet.org/
Project Meshnet is a great idea if we can just get some Chinese manufacturers to start selling wifi devices (on eBay for under $50) or wherever that can act as dedicated wifi meshnet hotspots with a build-in 4 port lan switch. Everyone would plug these in and do software upgrades to expand the meshnet easily in the air, and in their home or office.But that brings me to DNSThe killer app of this decade is going to be decentralized DNS.
Without it, everything else that depends on free speech on the internet is at stake.
You can always find a way to to do almost anything (buy, sell, play, vote, trade, fund raise, etc)
But the one thing you can't do is have a decentralized DNS. I think this is something that shouldn't be on the back burner of the stove. It should be pursued until the wheels fall off.
Even if cjdns or any alternative DNS solution isn't easy to install or get adopted, what you could do is have simple CGI scripts or Wordpress plugin that any webmaster can install, almost like a looking glass
tool that can be used to dynamically root any domain to a specific IP for that hour (assuming IP records could expire hourly).
Remember the SOPA and PIPA protests? Over 115,000
websites went dark Jan 18, 2012
That potentially could be 115,000 "looking glass" sites to decentralized DNS too.
I can't believe I don't hear more about DNS or at least joining some dev forces with CJDNS or other implementations.
I would also like to see Decentralized DNS have it's own forum on the main forum page, and for it to stay there until DNS is operational. It is not something we should stop for now, and finish later.
It needs to be an ongoing project with even 10% of resources dedicated to it each week.