Hi there! Thanks for the comments.
Yes, in principle we might spring for an enterprise plan on the basis thet we end up with something actually useful.
@zeblote Thanks for your interest. In terms of how I came up with this … we looked into setting up a “propper” tld … the fees were so steep, so extreme, I said “**** that” and came up with this. Happy to help you set up “dotZeblote” if you need?
@sandro Adding a .topsham TLD on any other register will not affect us. Our clients all use the correct hosts file (always up to date on our github).
Sites should have a static IP as our method of distributing .hosts is manual and therefore not suitable for rapidly changing dynamic addessses.
Users have to be savvy enough to understand how it works.
Cheap. Free to implement.
Clients do DNS lookup (all addresses are in their own hosts file) so it’s QUICK.
Secure. We control the github account where the hosts are listed.