[Bitcoin-development] Fwd: [BIP 15] Aliases

Gavin Andresen gavinandresen at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 13:06:15 UTC 2011

I agree with Mike Hearn and Christian Decker-- paying to
'somebody at foo.com' should become, behind the scenes, a HTTPS query to
https://foo.com/something. If you just want to (say) donate to
eff.org, then paying to '@eff.org' aught to work nicely.

And if namecoin ever takes off you'll pay to 'somebody at foo.bit'.

It seems to me that if it was DNS-based, the address should be
something like 'somebody.bitcoin.foo.com'. But I think it is unlikely
people will setup and run a custom DNS server just to support bitcoin

Gavin Andresen

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