Spatial Domains

We are used to thinking of web domain names as permanent addreses on the internet. 

We have these addresses to locate devices on the Internet, to navigate between pages on the web, or buildings via maps. At most, these require two dimensions. We exist and operate in the third dimension. We need digital addresses that can do the same.

Addresses

The space around us doesn’t have any universally acceptable and accessible “address.” Whether physical postal addresses or the digital addresses that allow us to email and navigate between websites, none of these have a meaningful relationship to each other, and so there is no method for integrating the physical and digital worlds.

Domains

A Domain Name is an identifier in the form of an alpha-numerical phrase that represents an address. A Spatial Domain, however, points to a 3D volumetric spatial address made of coordinates that can be registered across Distributed Ledgers.

Spatial Domain Registry

Similar to ICANN which manages the registration activities for web domain names, a Spatial Domain Registry enables people and organizations to register Spatial Domain names and have them validated. To accommodate duplicate names in the physical world, the Spatial Domain registry will also contain its physical address, including country, state, and city location and other profile information.

Hyperspatial Domains and the "real" physical world

A Spatial Web domain is a titled or credentialed n-dimensional space or location that confer the right to manage the policies of that Space. Spatial Domains are nested and must adhere to the laws of parent domains (Home > City > State > Federal) unless there are provisions to override them (e.g. US State Sovereignty). • Verse / Planet / Region / Area / Plot / Building / Room / Etc. all have titles that confer spatially bound rights. • Spatial Domain Names can be real places (like “Joe’s Cafe”, “Roman Colosseum”) or virtual (like “The Oasis” or “Hogwarts”).

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