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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Goes Public with Alternate P2P-Based DNS Project

A group led by former Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde is forming to develop a peer-to-peer-based alternative to today's ICANN-controlled DNS system, according to a blog posted on Tuesday. A tweet on Sunde's account dated Nov 28 said: "Alternative dns root is step 1. Step 2 is the new DNS system that is in the making. It's not advanced, it's p2p and more secure." The tweet generated a fair amount of interest according to Sunde and he has posted a follow up post on a blog called "P2P DNS" stating:

"We haven't organized yet, but trying to. The background for this project is that we want the internet to be uncensored! Having a centralised system thatcontrols our information flow is not acceptable.

By using existing technology for de-centralisation together with already having a crew with skilled programmers, communicators and network specialists, an alternative system is not far away. We're not going to re-invent the wheel, we're going to build on existing technology as much as possible.

There will be a press release shortly with more details."

Related Links:
P2P-based alternative to DNS hopes to challenge ICANN IDG News, Nov.30.2010
Pirate Bay Founder Eyes Decentralized P2P DNS DSLReports.com, Nov.30.2010
BitTorrent Based DNS To Counter US Domain Seizures TorrentFreak, Nov.30.2010
With Domain Name Seizures Increasing, It's Time For A Decentralized DNS System TechDirt, Nov.30.2010
Fed up with ICANN, Pirate Bay cofounder floats P2P DNS system Ars Technica, Nov.30.2010
About Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi Wikipedia

Related topics: DNS, ICANN, P2P

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