[cabfpub] .onion and .exit

Phillip Hallam-Baker philliph at comodo.com
Thu Oct 16 18:18:45 UTC 2014

On Oct 16, 2014, at 2:05 PM, Adam Langley <agl at google.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 11:01 AM, Phillip Hallam-Baker
> <philliph at comodo.com> wrote:
>> The fact that someone types in example.com.onion into a browser bar
>> does not mean that it need be interpreted in IANA space. After all, if
>> I type in 'Google' I will get the result of a search on the word
>> 'google', not http://google.com/
> Onion addresses only contain a public key. They look like
> 3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion, which essentially means "please connect me to
> the site with the public key hash 3g2upl4pq6kufc4m". Tor then uses
> DHTs and such to make it happen.

thanks for the reminder.

So what is to stop us doing the following:

Applicant requests 3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion.arpa
Tor browser does the necessary to recognize 3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion as 3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion.arpa

Getting IANA to reserve space in the arpa TLD is a simple IETF administrative action.

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