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Domains, Subdomains, Etc.

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2015 19:14:35 +1100
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To: public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>, "public-webid@w3.org" <public-webid@w3.org>
Thinking about the domain / subdomain issue [1].


Problem essentially appears to be a financial issue, being the cost of a
domain and wildcard SSL certificate.


Therefore; The utility of SubDomains appears to be the cheapest method to
establish unique storage.  a problem therein becomes how to define these
subdomains in a systematic manner, as to support the utility of these
subdomains, on mass, without naming conflicts, etc.

Why not use IPv6 IP Addresses as subdomains?.

first issue that comes to mind, is the issue of subnets. IPv6 may offer
opportunities to provide a static IP address for user-accounts, and
in-turn, user-devices, but that means allocating a subnet not solely a
specific address.

When allocating an IPv6 Subnet, a /56 allocation would provide seems
practical.


My theory is that notwithstanding a user moving between one country and
another, might this provide a means to supports portability of information
from one server to another, should the end-user migrate between providers,
and the creation by users of a multitude of 'subdomains' (data-spaces)
within their allocation of address-space, without being required to pay for
domains and wildcard certificates.


perhaps the underlying assumption is that this may be a quick and effective
method to mitigate some of the business models embedded in the web; that
make it difficult to implement RWW / LDP, personal data storage, etc.


Another consideration relates conceptually to whether the use of 'human
names' (ie: domain names) is content or data?


I can see a range of implications herein, and obviously the concept in-turn
relates also to WebID-TLS; yet was interested in the thoughts of others.


Tim.H.

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzMmVr2VUFU#t=1930
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