Despite all efforts, Piratebay has lived and its estimated that it will continue to do so, forever. Its really hard to stop BitTorrent ffile sharing today coz of its peer-2-peer nature. however, it can be blocked at the gateways if ISP chooses to. But that is never the case, unless they wish to lose all the subscribers.
It is hard today, and could become impossible int eh future to block or censor content in the future. Piratebay founder has started to work on a new standard that would make it impossible to block P2P file sharing, and uncensor the Internet forever.
The future would be decentralized and BitTorrent-powered DNS system. This system will exchange DNS information through peer-to-peer transfers and will work with a new .p2p domain extension. Which will prevent the chance of getting a domain banned by state government.
For governments it is apparently quite easy to take over the DNS entries of domains. According to some, this setup is a threat to the open internet.
According to the project’s website, the goal is to “create an application that runs as a service and hooks into the hosts DNS system to catch all requests to the .p2p TLD while passing all other request cleanly through. Requests for the .p2p TLD will be redirected to a locally hosted DNS database.”
“By creating a .p2p TLD that is totally decentralized and that does not rely on ICANN or any ISP’s DNS service, and by having this application mimic force-encrypted BitTorrent traffic, there will be a way to start combating DNS level based censoring like the new US proposals as well as those systems in use in countries around the world including China and Iran amongst others.”
The Dot-P2P project was literally started a few days ago, but already the developers are making great progress. It is expected that a beta version of the client can be released relatively shortly. Being backed by some great developers and geeks, it bound to get popular and effective.
How it would work:
The .p2p domain registration will be handled by OpenNIC (OpenNic DNS), an alternative community based DNS network. OpenNIC also maintains the .geek, .free, .null and several other geeky top level domains.
On the other hand, there are also thoughts that favor distributed domain registration, which would keep the system entirely decentralized. Unlike the popular domain registrations, the domain registrations on p2p network will be totally free, but registrants will have to show that they own a similar domain with a different extension first, to prevent scammers, spammers from taking over a brand.
However, new P2P-based DNS system will require users to run an application on their own computer to access the domains, but there are also plans to create a separate root-server (like OpenNIC) as a complimentary service for all its .p2p domains.
Technology always stays ahead of rules, the more aggressive law enforcement gets, the more creative and motivated adopters of the Open Internet will respond in ways no one has thought about before.