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

Luke-Jr luke at dashjr.org
Tue Dec 13 15:47:42 UTC 2011

On Tuesday, December 13, 2011 8:06:15 AM Gavin Andresen wrote:
> 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.

Seems like introducing a gaping security risk to me.

> 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
> payments.

Could always use a fixed address and email somebody at foo.com a signed message.

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