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Feature Request: Simple Signup with DNS SRV Records #942
While watching the keynote at the Nextcloud Conference the new feature of Simple Signup was mentioned where a list of Nextcloud hosting providers can be chosen to create an account.
Although this is a good idea my first thought was like "Hu? Why not using DNS SRV records so that users can automatically directed to 'their' Nextcloud server for their mail domain?"
So, when the client would ask for a mailadress of the user, it could then look up a DNS SRV record like e.g. _nextcloud-server._tcp.example.com pointing to cloud.example.com.
At this point there would be several options possible:
Option 3) would be the best and easiest way, because the user just need to install the Nextcloud app and enter her/his mailaddress and login with her/his already known password.
Option 2) would result in additional interaction with the server, of course, like clicking on a link that the Registration app sent to the user.
Option 1) would be more a less just a hint for the user that there is already a Nextcloud waiting for the user, but leaving him the choice to choose a different cloud service provider.
Of course there might be some interesting challenges that needs to be taken care of:
However, I believe using DNS SRV records would be a great way to improve the end user experience!