I am wondering if HiFi is going to “police” its place names and domain directory. What if somebody buys a “nefarious” place name and wants it in the directory? What if there is a domain that is famous for its nefarious deeds?
Furthermore I notice some domains get a directory spotlight and others don’t. How does that work? Do they pay extra?
Anyway, we all know there are going to be less-than-innocent goings on in HiFi (probably a lot more than any other virtual world, ever). Right now it is the wild west and probably will be for some time. I imagine eventually all the chaos will settle down into “sub grids”, or clusters of domains that might run with the same setup of UI/script/etc that users learn to trust (and probably have similar content). For example casinos might all run similar software and be tied together with all the other casinos somehow. Games will probably cluster around a fire with other games. Perv places will probably gather together, etc etc.
Well, even bad publicity is publicity. I think the open, unpoliced nature of HiFi is what will make it stand out in the crowd of vr worlds that are expected to be released in the next few years (Facebook, Microsoft, Sansar, Google). The whole “darkweb” thing is probably the biggest advantage to have over the other guys.