back to article Sucks to be you, ICANN. We can go our own way: Opera to support sites using renegade top-level domain .crypto

Opera has updated its lightweight browser for Android so that it can access unofficial .crypto domains, primarily to exchange cryptocurrency. Support for .crypto in Opera will “bring the blockchain-browsing experience to a new level,” the Norwegian software maker gushed on Monday. Crucially, dot-crypto simply doesn't exist in …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "fundamentally the system’s only really good use case is for cryptocurrency"

    If those domains cannot be censored, you can bet that the scum of the Earth are going to be all over it. Get ready for kiddie porn, crime and drugs, and all the worst of human imagination to take refuge there.

    The US/UK governments want backdoors in encryption ? My God they're really going to get chuffed about this stuff.

    As soon as someone explains it to them, of course. With Playskool blocks.

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  3. Mage Silver badge

    Maybe glimmer of a good idea?

    My initial reaction:

    - This sounds good.

    Second reaction:

    -- Oh, no! It's stupid because it supports Cryptocurrency, which is only useful to support evil!


    Third reaction:

    --- "The system is also going to suffer from the exact same problems as the dark web. It attracts fraudsters and criminals and so scares off most users while drawing in law enforcement like a magnet. And then to top it all off, there is the price for a .crypto domain: $200."

    So a scam that enables scammers. However there is the glimmer of an interesting idea in it.

    The better solution is to scrap ICANN, Verisign and the other parasites and put it all under the ITU, despite all the failings of the UN and ITU (which predates the UN by nearly 75 years?)

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge


      It appears the domains aren't $200 - you can buy them for, like, $40.

      The article's been updated. Sorry.


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