Operators' Ranks

GRIDNET OS Operators: Tiers and Clearance Levels


We believe in decentralization and equality. GRIDNET OS, the world’s first decentralized operating system, functions optimally due to the concerted efforts of its Operators. These Operators are categorized into Tiers based on their level of involvement, responsibility, and the criticality of the infrastructure they manage. This document outlines the different Tiers of Operators within the GRIDNET OS ecosystem and the corresponding responsibilities and privileges.

Tier Classification

Tier 0: Mission-Critical Infrastructure

Tier 0 Operators are responsible for the most crucial aspects of the GRIDNET OS network. This tier includes team-operated servers, official news and social media platforms, forums, entry point nodes, and bootstrap nodes.


  • They lead Hard Forks
  • Manage and operate central servers and forums.
  • Oversee entry point and bootstrap nodes vital for network stability.
  • Ensure continuous operation of GRIDNET OS’s core infrastructure.


  • Direct access to mission-critical systems and resources.
  • Highest level of clearance, offering substantial influence on network decisions.
  • Ability to gain network-wide Overwatch privileges

Tier 1: Trusted Core Operators

Operators in Tier 1 are entrusted with responsibilities similar to those in Tier 0, with a few distinctions. They are often personally endorsed by the Old Wizard and have their IP addresses included in the official GRIDNET.ORG DNS domain. These Operators typically include individuals with solid background in Computer Science and IT systems.


  • node availability 24/7 from a static public IP address
  • Operate nodes prioritized during bootstrapping by new network entrants.
  • they operate Bootstrap and Entry Point nodes.
  • Maintain nodes with public IP addresses, often hardcoded into GRIDNET Core’s source code which is one of the highest Honors an Operator can be granted.
  • Uphold high network availability and reliability.


  • access to a Tier 1 TLS Certificate
  • Recognition as key contributors with unique DNS names for nodes.
  • Prioritized node access for new entrants.
  • Inclusion of their nodes in GRIDNET Core’s source code.
  • cooperate closely with Guardians of The Protocol. This is important for carrying out of Hard-Forks and other network wide maneuvers.

Tier 2: Experienced Service Operators

Tier 2 Operators have demonstrated a solid track record of contributing to the network’s stability and have been instrumental in assisting others and guiding the Guardians of the Protocol in regards to spotted difficulties. Tier 2 Operators know how to manage nodes and how to solve troubles and difficulties on their own. The network is decentralized thus the need for individuals who know how to resolve issues on their own. Oftentimes their provide resources which are vital to services provided by applications running atop of GRIDNET OS such as decentralized video, audio streaming and storage. Their nodes play a critical role in providing UI services and computational power for Decentralized Processing Threads backing applications employing a user interface.


  • Provide essential services like audio/video routing for GRIDNET OS applications.
  • Maintain a high standard of node operation and community support.
  • their nodes need to be available 24/7 under a public IP address


  • unique DNS domain name and access to a Tier 2 TLS Certificate
  • Recognition as experienced and reliable Operators.
  • Potential inclusion in GRIDNET Core’s source code.
  • Access to advanced network features and services.

Tier 3: Established Network Contributors

Tier 3 Operators have proven themselves by operating for a significant duration, contributing to the network’s security and efficiency.


  • Contribute to the security and robustness of the GRIDNET OS network.
  • Provide guidance to newer Operators and community members.
  • Back decentralized storage solutions within GRIDNET OS.
  • pro-active spotting of attackers and other malicious activities.


  • Acknowledgement as established members of the Operator community.
  • Access to specialized network tasks and roles.
  • Involvement in community mentoring and support.


The GRIDNET OS network thrives on the dedication and expertise of its Operators. These Tiers not only recognize the contributions of each Operator but also delineate the scope of their responsibilities and privileges. As GRIDNET OS continues to grow, the role of Operators becomes increasingly vital in shaping a secure, efficient, and decentralized future.

Operators are encouraged to strive for excellence and advance through the Tiers, contributing to the groundbreaking journey of GRIDNET OS towards a truly decentralized digital ecosystem.

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