So, I’ve been working with Derrick on MeowBit, and I know in theory that a dot-bit mirror would keep you accessible if some alphabet-soup 3-letter government agency stole your .com, .net, etc. domain name. But I wanted to try it for real.
I have a domain name, AnarchyHolsters.com that I registered a year ago for Neema. He was going to start a holster company. Then he got too busy being a daddy and told me to let it expire.
So I put a .bit mirror up a few weeks before it expired. Here are both the dot-com and dot-bit working two weeks ago:
AnarchyHolsters.com before .com expires:
AnarchyHolsters.bit before .com expires:
And here they are both after the .com registration expired. This is what would happen if they were seized by ICANN (except the dot-com would probably have a logo with a bald eagle on it saying why it was important for your safety that it was seized):
AnarchyHolsters.com after .com expires:
AnarchyHolsters.bit after .com expires:
And if they took your SERVER, you could upload to a new server, send an update to the blockchain (cost: seven cents) and within 40 minutes anyone worldwide with MeowBit could access the new site.