Unstoppable Domains: What is it? How to register? How to buy a domain?
Unstoppable Domains - short definition
Unstoppable Domains allows you to create web domain names and decentralized websites connecting the internet and blockchain.
Unstoppable Domains' mission is to decentralize the Internet. By offering decentralized websites and user-owned blockchain-based domain names that replace cryptocurrency addresses with human-readable URLs, Unstoppable Domains prioritizes digital identity ownership and makes crypto payments easier.
Unstoppable Domains Overview
Unstoppable Domains is a San Francisco-based company that connects Web2 to Web3 using blockchain domains.
Using Unstoppable Domain allows you to create a blockchain-related web address similar to a URL like Samplename.crypto or Samplename.zil, which translates cryptocurrency wallet addresses into a much simpler human-readable name that connects to decentralized applications (dApps) and exchanges.
With over 750,000 such addresses created to date, Unstoppable Domains greatly simplifies cryptocurrency transactions on the Internet by providing simple web addresses that eliminate the need to know the recipient's public key address, which contains a cumbersome and long string of letters and numbers.
Unstoppable Domains also allows you to create decentralized websites that can be loaded into the file system (IPFS), a peer-to-peer distributed file storage and sharing system.
Unlike traditional web domain providers, Unstoppable Domains offers complete control over the domains you create.
When you buy a crypto domain through Unstoppable Domains, you will own it indefinitely, not just rent it out. You can transfer, upgrade and link your domain to other services without the help of Unstoppable Domains.
Unstoppable Domains are backed by Coinbase wallet, MyEtherWallet, OpenSea and over 50 other wallets, exchanges and decentralized apps.
Unstoppable Domains decentralized websites can now be viewed in Opera + Brave browsers with a simple DNS change in Chrome and Firefox, as well as with our Unstoppable extension for Chrome, Firefox and Edge.
Unstoppable Domains architecture
Unstoppable Domains are built on the Crypto Name Service (CNS), a suite of Ethereum smart contracts that govern how blockchain domains are created and used.
Each CNS domain is issued as an ERC-721 token, also known as a non-fungible token (NFT).
NFTs are unique, indivisible tokens that are often used to represent unique digital items.
Using the ERC-721 standard allows developers to easily integrate Unstoppable Domains into other applications, allowing users to manage their crypto domains from compatible cryptocurrency wallets, exchanges, and marketplaces.
CNS consists of two smart contracts: Registry Contract and Resolver Contract.
The registry contract governs the creation of new crypto domains and subdomains, as well as domain ownership. There is no administrator in the registry contract, which means that no organization, including Unstoppable Domains, can manage or transfer your domains without your permission.
The Resolver contract is used to resolve domains or translate a human readable name to a cryptocurrency address, and to store domain records.
Domains can belong to both external addresses and smart contracts, which means blockchain domains can be managed with a multi-signature wallet or with domain management shared by a group of admins.
Unstoppable Domains connects the Internet as we know it with blockchains like Ethereum and Zilliqa and represents the next wave of web addresses driven by decentralization and user-centric priorities.
By creating simple web addresses and crypto wallets that are owned and controlled by users, Unstoppable Domains combines the full power of blockchain technology into a simple URL for the Internet and thus plays an important role in creating the basis for a more decentralized online experience where users control their data and value.
Examples of Unstoppable Domains sites
As we wrote earlier, more than 750,000 such addresses have been created. Below we provide an example of the most popular sites:
Please note that as soon as you go to the site, the url automatically changes to not very pleasant.
Registration on the site
Before moving on to the purchase overview, we'll show you how to register with the Unstoppable Domains website.
Go to the main page of the site and click on "Sign Up / Sign In".
A new page will open. Click on the "Sign UP" button.
Please note that using our link, you get a 10 $ discount on any order over $ 40!
Next, click on the "Continue with email" button.
Enter your email and click on the "next" button.
Next, we come up with a password. And click on the "Save" button.
Next, you will receive an email confirming your email address.
Just follow the link.
That's all! Registration is complete!
How to buy a domain: Unstoppable Domains?
In order to buy a ".crypto" or ".zil" domain, you need to go to the site https://unstoppabledomains.com.
Next, enter the domain name in the search line, for example "bytwork" and click on the "search" button.
A new page will open, where it will be shown whether this domain is available for purchase or not.
As you can see, both domains are available for purchase:
- .crypto – 80$
- .zil – 40$
There are also cheaper domains, from $20!
Let's say we liked ".crypto", click on the "Add to cart" button.
The page will not change much and information about the payment will appear. Click on the "go to cart" button.
A new page will open, where you see the domain itself and the transition to payment.
This footnote tells us that:
«Users will be required to pay their own Ethereum transaction fees.»
Next, click on the "Checkout" button.
The system will ask you to register if you have not done so yet.
After you have registered (or if you are already registered and just clicked on the "Checkout" button) a new payment window will open!
You can pay in 4 ways:
- Debit card
- Crypto.com App
Choosing a cryptocurrency method. At your choice, for payment we are provided with the following coins:
Against each coin, the system immediately automatically calculates how much you need to pay.
For example, we choose to pay in BTC, although it will be more profitable to pay in LTC, since the network commission will be very low.
Click on BTC, the following data will open:
The amount in BTC for payment and the address itself to which the transfer must be made.
We transfer funds and after that we become the owner of the domain you have chosen!