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These alternative-root DNS registrars feel like the future of the Internet. Think of the possibilities. Create your own TLDs, register them with Google, and you’re in business. Assuming, of course, that anybody would use a Google-provided TLD search service. Which, if Google ever offers such a service, I assume everybody will. Or if not Google, whatever constellation of federated search engines eventually replaces Google. And somebody or thing will replace Google, believe it or not. De jure regulated TLDs are so yesteryear. ICANN? Everybody can, if they want to. Alternative-root registrars? Everybody will have the power to be their own root, or registrar, if they get visibility in search services. The world doesn’t want to kowtow to the US on domains. Nor to any other centralized registry, or static oligarchy of registrars. Mesh registries. Dynamic search, binding, and domain routing. A self-describing, discovering, configuring Internet on the most basic level.