There was a previous discussion here which did not really go anywhere.
The two solutions at hand as I see them:
1.) Port the "Manage Names Tab" from the old client to Namecore.
Note the name management tab and underlying logic is more complicated than one might expect (e.g. name_firstupdate saving the name_update fee).
Moa offered a (so far unspecified) bounty for porting.
- Wallet integration gives best user experience
Somebody will have to maintain updates. Last time I heard Domob does not want to do this for various good reasons so I suggest a fork off namecore-master.
2.) Use a Python RPC frontend for name operations.
Currently in alpha state: nameGUI
- Easy of implementation and maintenance
Being written in Python and being independent from Bitcoin/Namecore makes handling easier.
Code can be shared with NMControl and other Namecoin software (API Server, Applications).
Adding new features is easy. For example name lookups or atomic name trading within the GUI (nametrade/ANTPY).
- Separate GUI
Name Operations will have to be done in a separate GUI
NMDF could pitch in a bit for both projects.
Before I put more work into nameGUI I would like to hear some opinions and that there is a chance of it having a future as an official Namecoin software.