[cabfpub] Ballot 144 -.onion domains

Tom Ritter tom at ritter.vg
Fri Feb 13 17:12:06 UTC 2015

On 13 February 2015 at 11:08, Gervase Markham <gerv at mozilla.org> wrote:
> On 13/02/15 16:52, Tom Ritter wrote:
>> Tor will consider applying for .onion the next time the TLD rigamarole
>> comes up.
> I personally think the RFC reservation is a better, quicker and cheaper
> route than an ICANN application.
>> Technically, no.  The math makes it diminishingly small, but just on the
>> verge of attackable.
> ...by an extremely well-resourced adversary? Was my maths in my email to
> Kirk correct? If so, that seems currently beyond attackable to me. But
> perhaps I missed something.

No, I think it is correct.  And yes, a well-resourced adversary.  I
think I've seen estimates that the bitcoin network as a whole turns
over 2^80 in some reasonable amount of time; government agencies; a
very large botnet; someone at Google gets bored ;)


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