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How does Monero use DNS to discover seed nodes?

This usually works, but I broke something when moving the seeder to a new set of servers. It should be working again soon!
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How are Monero seed nodes selected?

DNS for the seed node lists are managed by the core team. Last I was aware, at minimum, fluffypony has access. The nodes themselves are contributed/managed by various individuals, organizations, ...
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What stops testnet & stagenet coins from acquiring monetary value?

Just to pick up on your hard coded seed node list part of you question - You are misunderstanding what the hard coded seeds are for, given the links you posted. These are not the same as "validator" ...
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What stops testnet & stagenet coins from acquiring monetary value?

I'd say they do have some value. For example, it's useful to be able to get hold of some stagenet coins in order to do some testing. Ultimately, someone had to mine some blocks to generate those coins,...
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