I understand that a browser aimed domainless web application (BADWA) is a web marketing disaster, because:
A domain allows TLS certification - without, a BADWA might be inaccessible at least by some browsers
A domain, especially short, contextualized and intuitive, allows SEO and helps bringing people to web application not only from web address bars of browsers (and search engines) of browsers but also from desktop icons if the web application is a progressive web application
A domain is IP independent, so even if a server environment's IP address is replaced, the site is still accessible (although a manual routine of IP
search and replaceand possibly also dedicated CMS could help combat that)
credit to user:idk for putting these arguments similarly and beatifully
Practically it seems to me that relying on IPs solely is at least impractical, although, there is at least one philosophical argument against using domains, such as:
Domains costs money, sometimes lots of money and cost is almost always totally unpredictable or always hard to predict.
Can one represent a web application without a domain but without relying on IP addresses solely?
Is there any other alternative for (non IP only) web app representation, besides going full native as with (domainless)
appstore web applications?