Are domain names even a thing on a Holochain-based Internet? Wouldn’t we all be better off just sharing a single domain between all apps of the ecosystem? Are there advantages in fragmentation I’m not seeing here?
When I see current local businesses and organizations presence on the Internet, most of them don’t have domain names, or websites, but all have an Instagram or Facebook account. Domain names are a fixed-price resource that are not equally accessible to everyone.
In my mind, categorically, I see no difference between a “domain name” and “A facebook page” or “an Instagram account”, or “an app name on the Play store”, “a YouTube channel”, “a Twitter account”. My grandma will still google it either way.
What if something like Holochain.love was a portal to the Holochain Internet Commons in the same way that Facebook.com is a portal to the Facebook’s Private Internet Space? We could just say to people to just “Search for X on Holochain”. I feel like explaining a single new app that represents the new Internet to someone is easier than explaining multiple separate apps that look like old apps on the surface. Yo go there and there are alternative apps for every centrally-controlled app that you knew on the Old Internet.
Resources, libraries and design patters could be shared among everyone. And with something like the Compository anyone could create a new custom happ in the ecosystem to serve their community.
Additionally, by taking advantage of all being open source, serving everything unbundled with a build system like Snowpack and something like Skypack, we could reduce the footprint of the entire ecosystem, making it more accessible to everyone.
Is there any initiative towards this? How can I be of help?