Opened 5 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#6116 closed task (worksforme)

apply for .onion gTLD at IANA

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Archived/Ponies Version:
Severity: Keywords: SponsorZ-large
Cc: tom@…, ioerror Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

getting gTLD at IANA eventually enables hidden services to obtain a free, signed, valid ssl certificate from startssl or any other (non-)free, signed, valid ssl certificate from certificate issuers.

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by runa

Component: - Select a componentTor Sysadmin Team

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by arma

Our sysadmin team should not interpret Runa's assigning this ticket to them as confirmation that we actually want to do this.

Last I checked, it costs six figures in icann protection money to get a new gtld. Sounds pretty silly.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by phobos

Milestone: Sponsor Z: November 1, 2013

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by phobos

who said anything about using ICANN registrars? There are at least four other TLD providers. Granted ICANN has the monopoly right now.

how sure are we that our internal .onion never leaks and will never hit a TLD .onion, say if some black ops/organized crime org bought .onion from ICANN.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by tom

Cc: tom@… added

.onion was not applied for in the new gTLD program. http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/application-results/strings-1200utc-13jun12-en

The next time the opportunity will come up is in a couple years. This is good, because maybe they'll have the kinks worked out then.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by karsten

Keywords: SponsorZ added
Milestone: Sponsor Z: November 1, 2013

Switching from using milestones to keywords for sponsor deliverables. See #6365 for details.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by weasel

Component: Tor Sysadmin TeamPonies

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: SponsorZ-large added; SponsorZ removed

Hah. We have a Ponies component. Awesome. Also, this costs about as much as a full time developer for ~1.25-2 years.

comment:9 Changed 2 years ago by Sebastian

Cc: ioerror added
Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

This will not be necessary anymore :-)

comment:10 Changed 2 years ago by mikeperry

The only thing better than Ponies: Free Ponies.

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