Development discussions
Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 10:38am #1


I'm not sure if this is the right place to request this, but the i2p domain is full of hosts that we will never ever see online ever again.

Why don't we have people renew their i2p domain once a year before it expires?

Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 12:02pm #2
I2P Legend


because the name "registration" is decentral and each user has to remove the entry from its own local addressbook database.
There is currently no way to revoke a entry from all i2p routers out there.

Also the TaC on registration were rather clear "register and its yours", we cannot remove a once registered entry based on TaC in a timeframe.
Based on personal opinion addressbook providers do remove old unused entries after 2-5 years of dead service from their service, but the entry lives on in other I2P nodes and may conflict with a new registered service name entry.

Also we do not want to remove data from users systems on central management (and cannot due to practical issues).

Naming in I2P has always been a complex topic and has not yet been simplified or solved, due to lots of constrains to flexibility, security, and anonymity.
Much more about this in topics about GNUnet naming for I2P -Thread in this forum.