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Core.Limo Decentralized Gateway

What is CORE.LIMO?

A privacy preserving CORE ID gateway for resolving CORE ID .core domain records and associated IPFS/IPNS/Skynet content (Web 3.0). LIMO allows users and dApp developers to effortlessly access and host static sites built with a combination of IPFS/IPNS/Skynet and CORE ID.
LIMO is intended to be operated as a reliable and secure public good for all users.

Do you know the eth.limo gateway?

On ethereum, if you have a vitalik.eth domain, then you can make and access the ipfs decentralized website via vitalik.eth.limo
Now that the .core domain gateway is also here, you can easily make a decentralized website without the need for a server.
This is the home page of our IPFS version of the site: coreid.core.limo coreid.core domain details: app.coredao.id/name/coreid.core/Details

Why do we need CORE.LIMO?

Core internet infrastructure is becoming increasingly centralized and as such, several existential threats have emerged that undermine the principles of an decentralized, open and free internet:
  • Single points of failure (Cloudflare, CDNs, etc)
  • Lack of non-commercial infrastructure
  • Opacity of terms of service agreements and moderation policies
  • Proliferation of proprietary browser extensions which require centralized services (Unstoppable domains, etc…)
  • The erosion of the “commons” and “public space”
  • Web 3.0 adoption is still nascent
  • Most browsers cannot natively access DID/IPFS/IPNS/Skynet
For end users, this means a limited selection of poor quality services that increasingly resemble a cable TV package.
The LIMO project brings additional resiliency to dApps by providing an alternative means of access as a public good. Application owners can directly participate in the roadmap of LIMO, giving key stakeholders influence over the services they depend upon. As the decentralized web continues to grow, it is imperative that community projects facilitate the transition from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0.

How does CORE.LIMO work?

LIMO operates as a reverse proxy for .core domain and IPFS content.
LIMO uses a wildcard DNS record *.core.limo to dynamically capture requests for all .core domains. The LIMO service automatically resolves the IPFS/IPNS/Skynet contenthash of the requested CORE ID record and returns the corresponding static content over HTTPS. Since native IPFS/IPNS/Skeynet resolution capabilities are missing from the majority of browsers, CORE.LIMO represents a bridge from the “normal” internet to the decentralized one.