Name lookup in blockchain

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Name lookup in blockchain

Post by nimanator » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:53 pm

When I display a name value pair on my website, I would like to post some additional confirmation links so that people confirm that I am indeed posting information from the namecoin blockchain and not making up my own values on my website.

Is there some kind of public/trusted way for people to confirm name entries by looking up online the values stored with them (regardless of what the namespace is)?

Something like a block explorer that also includes name/value pairs?
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Re: Name lookup in blockchain

Post by phelix » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:23 am

It's difficult to create a public and trusted way other than using the client itself (debug console / namecoind name_show d/domain)

Both indolering and sugarpuff have been working on an API: http://forum.namecoin.info/viewtopic.ph ... 6&start=10
If you plan on using these you should ask them for their plans because these are / may be prototypes.
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Re: Name lookup in blockchain

Post by nimanator » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:43 pm

I agree that it is difficult to have ONE public trusted source, but I think it would be sufficient to have multiple independent services that report this kind of information.

In fact I think I may just add a lookup like that on my site once I'm done with the initial namecoin integration :)
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Re: Name lookup in blockchain

Post by domob » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:39 am

I also already thought about adding something like this to nameid.org, so that it could be used by things like Bitmessage or a future GPG integration for users who prefer ease of use over security (at least when experimenting at the beginning). It would be as simple as

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GET https://nameid.org/?action=name_show&name=foobar
(or some other interface), returning the name's value as plain text. I think we should standardise an interface for such services ... even though it is trivial to implement them and change the interface as needed.
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Re: Name lookup in blockchain

Post by phelix » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:03 pm

domob wrote:I also already thought about adding something like this to nameid.org, so that it could be used by things like Bitmessage or a future GPG integration for users who prefer ease of use over security (at least when experimenting at the beginning). It would be as simple as

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GET https://nameid.org/?action=name_show&name=foobar
(or some other interface), returning the name's value as plain text. I think we should standardise an interface for such services ... even though it is trivial to implement them and change the interface as needed.
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Re: Name lookup in blockchain

Post by nimanator » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:01 am

That page doesn't seem to be available
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Re: Name lookup in blockchain

Post by nimanator » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:27 pm

OK, just FYI, for now I started using the lookup tool on https://www.namecoin.org/namelookup/index.php for this purpose.

Although right now suddenly it doesn't seem to be returning results for anything anymore. Even though my namecoind does return results.

The names I tested with were:
bcid/nima19
bcid/nima17

The output is always:

"Search results for: xyz
No results for xyz"
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Re: Name lookup in blockchain

Post by nimanator » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:55 pm

Now it's working again.
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Re: Name lookup in blockchain

Post by phelix » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:22 am

nimanator wrote:OK, just FYI, for now I started using the lookup tool on https://www.namecoin.org/namelookup/index.php for this purpose.

Although right now suddenly it doesn't seem to be returning results for anything anymore. Even though my namecoind does return results.

The names I tested with were:
bcid/nima19
bcid/nima17

The output is always:

"Search results for: xyz
No results for xyz"
Nice, I never saw that page before.

If you are looking for something more API like: http://dns.dnschain.net/id/namecoin (ask sugarpuff about it before you build anything on it)
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Re: Name lookup in blockchain

Post by nimanator » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:56 pm

Oh very cool, will do, thanks!
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