Proof of how MeowBit and Dot-Bit domains would keep you drone proof in an ICANN takedown

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:

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AnarchyHolsters.bit before .com expires:

anarchy-holsters-dot-bit

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:

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AnarchyHolsters.bit after .com expires:

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The .bit IS STILL VIEWABLE. So get MeowBit, get a .bit domain name and set it up to mirror your .com, and rock your freedom no matter what comes along.

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.

Better version of MeowBit out now. v 0.3.5179.694

Howdy kitties!

We’ve been listening to your feedback and doing a lot of beta testing on our own, on many computers. Derrick worked his butt off tonight making an updated version. It works better, and also logs better…that will help us help you if you need help.

(NOTE to users: if you’d installed a previous version, uninstall the old version first. Click on desktop kitty to open MeowBit monitor. Stop Service. Go into system tray. Right-click on kitty, exit MeowBit. Go to Windows Start / Control Panel, Programs and Features / click MeowBit to uninstall. Then you can install new version.)

(Updates from previous version: fixes www./no www. issue. Fixes bug that made some people unable to install. Also has better logging to help us help you.)

(Note to developers: 3/6/14 11:08 PM Wyoming time: the source code on our source page is the last version, Derrick had to go to sleep. We will update the source link tomorrow evening, and put on GitHub with our third roll out.)

New version is at the same download link as the old one, on the Install page, HERE.

If you have questions or issues, please post them on our forum, HERE.

Thank you,

THE BEASTLICK INTERNET POLICY COMMISSION outreach team.

Download and print 4-up MeowBit cards to hand out

4-up

…..at conventions, parties, anywhere you wanna be hip and happenin’!

Talk radio superstar Neema Vedadi of the Freedom Feens will be handing these out today and tomorrow at the Texas Bitcoin Conference. Everyone who’s anyone will be there. I’m not hip enough to be there, so I’ll be handing these out at the Casper, Wyoming east-side WalMart.

Print some of these up on light card stock (light colors make it even nicer!), cut them in four, and carry them with you. If you go anywhere hipper than the Casper, Wyoming east-side WalMart, hand them out to the beautiful people please!

Get the PDF HERE. MeowBit 4-up cards

Thank you for your service.

–MWD

Neema Vedadi with the MeowBit cards he’s handing out at the Texas Bitcoin Conference:

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update: One of the cards Tweeted in a photo by Brian Sovryn, one of the speakers at the Texas Bitcoin Conference:

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How To Configure Your Linux Web Server To Serve Non-WordPress Dot-Bit Web Sites Properly

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By Frank Bieser, Big Head Press.com / BigHeadPress.bit

THE PROBLEM
Now that you have your .bit domain registered and updated with your web sites IP address, you need to reconfigure and re-start your web service, so it will recognize the new .bit name.

If you’re on WordPress, that can be done from the WordPress install. We have code and directions for doing that here.

THE SOLUTION
For non-WordPress sites, below is the info from the Web server end to make things link and work perfectly:

These steps should work for any flavor of GNU/Linux running one of the Apache web server variants.  If it supports name-based virtual-hosting, the VirtualHost, serverName, and ServerAlias items will be there (and they are the only ones we care about). If you are running a website on AWS, good chances you are running it on an Ubuntu GNU/Linux instance with apache2, which is what I will use in my examples….

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