It just ocurred to me that if registration of TLDs (like .com) were open to anyone, URLs would be instantly turned into usernames.
As an example, if I could register my own TLD
.secchis, I could deploy content under the
jon.secchis internet domain, which is precisely the semantic of regular internet usernames.
With limited knowledge of the Domain Name System, I can hypothesize that a massive increase in the pool of TLDs would overwhelm Domain Servers around the world, creating problems of both availability and consistency in the name resolution process.
However, I guess that it is possible to adapt and improve the current system (say nDNS, or “New Domain Name System”), so that relaxing TLD registration would not degrade the current infrastructure.
I believe changes like this would be a huge step towards the democratization of the web.
What are your opinions on this?