I don't think Tor should do anything. It should be up to the user to verify that they aren't being phished like regular DNS. User-friendly isn't an issue either as everyone bookmarks URLs or has them saved somewhere. These new features would make an already complex system even more complex which worries me as the implementation may have an unknown vulnerability somewhere. However, the developers clearly want to do something about this "issue". If I were in the position to choose, I would go with Idea 1) "A modular name system API for Tor onion services". A lot of questions remain but I trust that the developers will make the right decisions.

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