I was doing some testing yesterday of the OpenNIC, and I found that the following domains seem to resolve well:
There may be other working domains/TLDs I'm simply not aware of, but it seems that the .GLUE, .FUR, .PARODY, and .GEEK TLDs have at least one or more working domains.
Would you be interested in activating these TLDs, and others that may be currently working in the OpenNIC, also in the Cesidian Root? The Cesidian Root's URL:
The Cesidian Root is a full-fledged root that came into being with the fall of the Public-Root. We are a tiny, baby-sized root, but we are up-to-date on all ICANN-IANA TLDs, including the latest .CAT TLD, and we also support 10 unique Fifth World TLDs: .TTF, .TALLINI, .BUCKSFAN, .BUCRAFAN, .CESIDIO, .5WC, .SAVOIA, .ITALIANA, .UNIVERSITY, and .AMORE. We have at least one working domain for each of these TLDs at this moment.
All our TLDs were legitimately purchased when they were part of the Public-Root, so be aware that the rights of the .AMORE TLD are the property of TTF-Bucksfan, a Fifth World cyberstate, not
! You can check who the owner of the .AMORE TLD is, as well as of all the TLDs above, at the Public-Root Whois here:
We would love it if the OpenNIC accepted all of the 10 Fifth World TLDs mentioned above in its root, and the interesting domains connected with them, and we would also be willing to accept all working OpenNIC TLDs in the Cesidian Root. This would make our roots as independent as they are now, and yet they would still carry the same inclusive namespace content, establishing a
de facto new non-commercial inclusive namespace standard. I think this would be a good thing for both the Cesidian Root and the OpenNIC.
Despite its size, the Cesidian Root is also quite sophisticated, since we also run email services at our original mail.ttf and mail.5wc Cesidian domains. Any answer to this email goes both to
5wcmail <at> gmail.com
and to the ttf <at> mail.5wc
email addresses. The first is a standard Gmail email address (ICANN root), while the second in a Cesidian Root email address. We can also provide help to get OpenNIC fully updated with all recent ICANN-IANA TLDs.
Please understand that the Cesidian Root is not a US corporation, or the corporation of any State unless you consider the cyber entity TTF-Bucksfan a State (we are a "mom-and-pop" State, I guess), and the Cesidian Root is a
de facto unincorporated entity without a EIN. I run this root with the help of 3 brilliant ITs who manage the root directly, and/or provide state-of-the-art technical support. Two of the people working with me are former Public-Root techs that kept its almost 3,000 TLDs in perfect working order, and all 3 of my helpers have experience working with root servers, as well as additional technical experiences.
The informal mission of the Cesidian Root is to keep the alternative root alive and well, kicking like a healthy and happy baby, and in the wake of the Public-Root's fall from grace we wish to ensure technical perfection for all alternative roots out there that exist as a public service, not as for-profit entities. The Public-Root was destroyed by greedy profiteers, so we will only support nonprofits, idealists in the DNS arena. While we are willing to work with decent governments and companies if given the opportunity with specific TLDs (we are contacting a few currently for this purpose), we exist primarily to serve good and decent human beings, who believe the Internet should be an area free from government or big business interference/monopolization.
Please let me know if you are interested in this kind of informal partnership, which benefits both the Cesidian Root and the OpenNIC, and please provide us with an email, or couple of email addresses of people we can contact in order to get the OpenNIC working like the technical masterpiece it should be. Thank you.
- Cesidio Tallini
President & Founder
The Cesidian Root