Deeper Dive on Browser Integration (DNS)
This is a continuation from the Integrations post - and Derrick Hammer stepped up to give us more technical insights on how browser integration works, and how to integrate into browsers more for Handshake.
In this video, we will go through major parts of the thought process, the technical requirements, and the reality of mass adoption for Handshake and other web3 domain names, to resolve natively in major web browsers.
Ways to integrate browsers to domain names.
What are the ways to integrate?
PIN on IPFS
IPFS is a bittorrent filesystem.
So it is like seeding in bittorrent. And if your not seeding it, then no one can download (aka rug pull)
It’s why things like sia or arweave matter. they all have their spot in web3
IPFS, Sia, Arweave
Rug Pulling on IPFS Pinning?
Here are some insights
How NOT to do it (Centralized) + Why?
What is NOT decentralized DNS - Unstoppable’s integration w/ Brave Browser
Recommended way for web3 domains (Handshake + others) to do it
EPP, protocol of registry system, management of ICANN domains through centralized databases
(like Gateway registrar was, built by EPP software expert - James)
HIP005 - to pointer where to go for resolver of that HNS TLD (ethereum) / ergo, polygon, etc blockchain
Then - which smart contract, which protocol / network to talk to.
Fingertip and Lumeweb have modules/plugins for managing that network/domain/blockchain.
Get IP / content hash
RPC - ie metamask talking to API to get the data to find the website content / info.
Host file is simple principle
How to do this decentralized
Distributed vs Decentralized.
Distributed means - multiple servers - multiple locations - for scaling to handle the load. If all under the same person - not decentralized
This is blockchain if not the same people - and using consensus . (trustless)
P2P - peer to peer - pubkey
Dealing with Naming Collisions
Lumeweb (his project) will deal with this in a simplistic way.
Chain owned TLDs vs private TLDs.
1 blockchain = 1 TLD.
Social consensus and network effect. To agree who owns what.
Differences of web3 and dWeb
Derrick gives us insight
Web3 = dweb + economy
Dweb = peer to peer.