[bitcoin-dev] Proposal: extend bip70 with OpenAlias

Justin Newton justin at netki.com
Mon Jul 27 21:51:51 UTC 2015

  I think this is interesting and has some good thoughts behind it.  For
clarity, are you recommending that the "_oa2" portion of the domain name be
"hidden" as a way to make it easier to delegate just wallet names from a

On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 6:07 AM, Thomas Voegtlin via bitcoin-dev <
bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:

> Le 23/07/2015 11:48, Thomas Voegtlin via bitcoin-dev a écrit :
> >
> > One benefit of having an intermediate "_wallet" level is to allow zone
> > delegation. Is that the reason for that choice?
> >
> Thinking about it, I think that it would be better to separate those two
> operations: on one hand, the listing of TXT records under a name, and on
> the other hand, the possibility to use Zone Delegation.
> For example, let us use the "_oa2" name (Openalias version 2) when we
> need to introduce an intermediate level, and "_oa2_keys" for key listing.
> Here is an example:
> _oa2_keys.sample      3600 IN TXT "btc ltc email fullname"
> _btc.sample           3600 IN TXT "bitcoinaddress"
> _ltc.sample           3600 IN TXT "litecoinaddress"
> _btc.sample           3600 IN TXT "otherbitcoinaddress"
> _email.sample         3600 IN TXT "john.smith at googlemail.com"
> _fullname.sample      3600 IN TXT "John Smith"
> Zone Delegation: Let us assume example.com wants to delegate all its
> Bitcoin aliases to Netki. We introduce an intermediate level, with the
> "_oa2" name. In the alias, this string is translated as "@"
> john._oa2.example.com        <--  will be looked up as john at example.com
> _btc.john._oa2.example.com   <--  bitcoin address of john at example.com
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Justin W. Newton
NetKi, Inc.

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