An experimental peer-to-peer root DNS.
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An experimental peer-to-peer root DNS.


The Handshake project has received 10.2MM USD from Project Sponsors. The net proceeds are pledged to be distributed to Free and Open Source Software communities (projects, non-profits, hackerspaces).

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