Beijing University Applies For Blockchain Patent For Web Domain Management
One of the main universities of China proposed a blockchain system for managing web domains, which is presented in the university's patent application.
The application, published on October 4 on the official website of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, was submitted by the Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School.
In the system description, developers highlighted the key principles of the top-level domains (TLDs) management. Using the nodes of the web domains, a “blockchain consortium” will be created with a corresponding reached agreement between the network nodes, thus distinguishing the area of web operations performance and the storage area.
According to the developers, current domain control system is already working based on a distributed ledger, but it still has some technical problems.
For instance, a much lower domain name system (DNS) resolution speed is available for Asian users as compared to those from North America. Thus, when the root DNS server in Asia ceases to function, more than 20 million user queries for DNS are not executed.
The new system will allow trusted offices and some individuals to receive information about web domains on the blockchain platform and develop similar communication protocols between TLDs and subdomains.
Thus, each region in the country will have an opportunity to establish its necessary web domain ensuring sufficient speed, regardless of the restrictions imposed by any institutions.
As previously reported, in China, a well-known crypto investor refused to plough into the development of blockchain projects.