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How to browse .bit domains

Web Proxy

https://bit.no.com
https://distdns.com

pros: no setup required
cons: extremely insecure as all data must tunnel through a remote server


Browser Plugin

https://peername.com/browser-extension/
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dotbitme-bit-web-surfer/kkjfoinnbmgmjgmiakbbhggdmccbjhga?hl=en

pros: minimal setup
cons: not cryptographically secured, all DNS requests go through remote DNS server; use at your own risk, the plugins haven't been reviewed by the Namecoin developer team

Public DNS

https://www.opennicproject.org
https://distdns.com
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=205026

pros: minimal setup
cons: not cryptographically secured, all DNS requests go through remote DNS server


Local DNS server

https://namecoin.org/download
https://github.com/namecoin/nmcontrol

pros: privacy and security, true distributed DNS as originally intended
cons: requires downloading entire blockchain and familiarity with the command line


https://github.com/okTurtles/dnschain

pros: distributed DNS with support for arbitrary blockchains
cons: requires downloading entire blockchain and building software from source

More info

https://bit.namecoin.org/browse.html