Is one interpretation. Turns out it didn’t/doesn’t always mean that
So pre inter-networking age, a domain was an area or territory. Then that term was co-opted for what you describe. I see no reason such change / adaptation of language cannot continue if it’s desirable. (Which is yet to be ascertained)
computing example when looking for definition could be applied to SAFE using a resolution system as proposed above (where it was proposed to call it
name, so please don’t think I’m arguing for or against one thing here.) A
MutableData (to become
AppendableData) that is actually
owned by a given entity in that resolution system. Sure sounds like that owner’s domain to me…
Anywho, I’m also not suggesting that it won’t be confusing for some folks. Choosing the best term for this domain/name/atom etc is a balancing act. And I think @JimCollinson has a reasoned approach to trying to identify how that might work for ‘normal folk’ (whatever that means). But as yourself @rob and @riddim have pointed out, there’s other subsets that will find that to be less than desirable. So aye, we’re trying to do a balancing act here (at least I am), and it’s new stuff so I don’t think there’s any right or wrong per se, and pretending as such is often not that helpful.
I think this is a fair point and something I’ve been thinking on in the “what do you type into the addressbar?” context. Though that gets muddied if you’re not going to use it for a website.
So maybe it’s just
That depends on resolvers etc (as you note in your next post). We’d bandied around the idea of another protocol/resolver for IDs only. But we could even potentially just drop the
safe-id: part for example, so just entering
@jim grabs your SAFE-ID (though wouldn’t grab any other type of data, eg).
Sorry, bad choice of words / lack of context there. I was suggesting using
@happybeing for a SAFE-ID (and its resolution) seems analogous to a twitter handle/username eg (And I think was compared to such above… somewhere…? though maybe not). I was not meaning to dive into the network account vocab.