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What do people think about a DNS scheme for associating a domain to an instance, similar to MX records, various special subdomains for email verification, etc? Let's say if pointing bkhl._specialstring.elektrubadur.se to mastodon.sdf.org, that meant I want @bkhl@elektrubadur.se to refer to this account at the moment. Is something like this already a thing, or planned?

@bkhl It sounds like you're describing DNS SRV records, but I guess I'm unclear on what problem you're trying to solve..? So someone can resolve from an email address to a Mastodon user@instance on another domain?

@kadin the problem to solve is to take your address with you if you move to another instance.

@bkhl @kadin I think there's lots of room for improvement regarding DNS. One thing I like about the TOR network is that the authenticating key actually is the name used to access the resource, no need for external cert auth.

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