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.crypto domains launching on 12/11

Located in Domain Extensions, started by Unstoppable Domains, Dec 7, 2019

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  1. Unstoppable Domains

    Unstoppable Domains Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    Hi NamePros,

    We’re announcing the launch of the .crypto domain extension on 12/11. 50,000 domains have already been registered. Go to https://unstoppabledomains.com/?ref=namepros to find available domains.

    You’ve probably all heard about cryptocurrency, but may not be aware that new domain extensions are being launched on blockchains. These domains are not part of the ICANN system. They are stored by the owner, with their private key, not by a registrar like Godaddy. No one can transfer a domain or update it other than the owner. If you store website content on decentralized storage instead of Amazon Web Services, then no one can take down your website other than you.

    A blockchain domain + Decentralized storage = An uncensorable website

    This is the beginning of an entirely new internet built to protect free speech around the world.


    Blockchain domain features
    • No Renewals - Pay once and it’s yours ... forever

    • No Custodian - Domains are stored by the owner. No third party can move or update them

    • Payments - The domain can be used as a payment address for cryptocurrencies. Send Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, or any other currency all to the same domain

    • Uncensorable Websites - Attach domains to content on decentralized storage and create an uncensorable website

    • Transfers - Escrow agents aren’t needed. Transfer to anyone in the world in under 1 minute with no risk of being defrauded


    We’ll be moderating this thread and we’d love to hear your thoughts!


    Brad Kam, Co-founder

    This was a promoted post.
     
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  2. CJ6

    CJ6 My favorite movies are too offensive now. Whimps. VIP

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    Hello, Brad. I was just interacting with you on your Telegram a couple hours ago.
    I'm looking forward to the release!
    More than anything, I will be learning how to publish a site in the decentralized storage. I've got your videos ready. 👍
     
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  3. Unstoppable Domains

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    Great to hear!
     
  4. Internet.Domains

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    Thanks Brad!

    When are the short premium names going to be available?

    In addition, can we buy the .zil names and have first right to .crypto still?

    Thanks and good luck!
     
  5. Unstoppable Domains

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    That promotion ended on October 11th unfortunately. I'd recommend reaching out to [email protected] if you have questions about a specific one.
     
  6. Unstoppable Domains

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    We plan to release premium domains soon. I'd recommend watchlisting the ones you're interested in to get notifications. Best to check in Telegram to hear the latest on that. Thanks for the kind words!
     
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  8. Unstoppable Domains

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    I agree that it sounds like a completely separate forum from the existing ones. We'll suggest this too.

    The thread is awesome! Glad to see so many folks posting about blockchain domains.
     
  9. CJ6

    CJ6 My favorite movies are too offensive now. Whimps. VIP

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    I was disappointed because I missed the deals. 😩 i ordered my first domain about 2 weeks ago.
    Are you ever having any deals at another time?
     
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  10. Michael Ehrhardt

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    i created a post earlier this month :xf.wink:

    nice that you guys work with Topcoin
     
  11. ikhub

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    Can this be really called a domain? It is somewhat like a blockchain contract address.
    What happens tomorrow if someone applies, pay the fees and ICANN puts a go-ahead with .zil and .crypto domains?
     
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  12. Not a robot

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    The way this blockchain address is framed, I am sensing whitewashing of the dark Web. Fake news, pedi porn, alt right, and money laundry, all in one place.
     
  13. Brands.International

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    Hi Brad,

    thanks for posting this information, and welcome to Namepros!

    2 questions which immediatelly comes to mind:

    1) How will you handle the situation when another company applies for .CRYPTO extension in standard ICANN process, and will get rights to operate the extension?

    In another words, if person A now purchase your blockchain domain name, let's say example.crypto, and person B will purchase a standard ICANN domain name example.crypto (in case .CRYPTO is granted in standard ICANN process to some domain registry in future), which website will be resolved in standard brownser ? This is hypothetical situation, but given the popularity of keyword "crypto", there are chances someone might apply for .crypto.

    2) How will you handle the situation when illegal content will be stored at webpages on blokchain .crypto domain name, and valid court order from major jurisdiction (USA, EU) will be issued to remove the content/website?

    Many thanks for clarification :)
     
  14. Keith

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    Good questions!

    I can also see people purposely going for common typos. Since you’re relying on .crypto to act as your wallet address, payments to Keith.crypto could easily go to Kieth.crypto.

    I’d stay far away from this for sure!
     
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  15. Brands.International

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    Well, those are just quesions - if they are properly responded and clarified, I have no problem to invest in to blockchain domains myself :) But I personaly need to understand more before I send my money into this direction.

    Also your example of Keith.crypto vs Kieth.crypto is very good - we all know it is very usual for humans to make typos - so the third question would be, what will happen if someone makes a typo, and send large amount of money to incorrect wallet?
     
  16. Keith

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    In this case the funds are gone. That’s why it’s so important to have the crazy long, jumbled address. That crazy address also hides your identity much better than an obvious url.
     
  17. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    No. I am sure when the next batch of new extensions comes out .crypto will be one that receives many applications. It happened in the past with other "domains" like this.

    New.net was a provider of these alternative extensions back in the day -
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New.net

    When ICANN authorized many of the extensions they used, they were essentially replaced.

    Brad
     
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  18. Brands.International

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    This is how I personally understand it at the moment as well - but maybe I do miss some information, so I am curious what @Unstoppable Domains will share about such concerns :)
     
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  19. Internet.Domains

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    Sending crypto to the wrong address has been an issue since inception. Currently addresses are very long strings. Payments are sent incorrectly often. No doubt it's an issue with crypto.

    I would argue that a blockchain domain helps mitigate sending to an incorrect address.

    Nonetheless, the issue of sending to a wrong address is not exclusive to blockchain domains.
     
  20. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Unless you are using an alternative DNS root, I have no idea what the point of these are, especially when there is actually a .crypto extension down the road.

    Brad
     
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  21. Unstoppable Domains

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    Yes it's a domain. You can use it for websites. ICANN isn't open for new applications until 2022 so it won't be tomorrow. We already have 160K domains registered and real use. We don't think they will want to collide with existing and popular domain extensions. And the applications that support our TLDs will also be against such a move.
     
  22. Unstoppable Domains

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    Yes these are alternate roots. They are not part of ICANN. The point is to have censorship resistant websites so anyone in the world can publish on the internet and authoritarian governments can't censor them through domain seizures and website take downs.
     
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  23. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It has happened before -
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New.net

    At one point it offered .travel, .kids, and .xxx but those were removed when they conflicted with domains proposed to ICANN in the first round of creation of new domain names in the primary root since the early history of the DNS

    ICANN does not recognize or care about alternate roots.
     
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  24. Unstoppable Domains

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    The funds are always gone. That's the nature of crypto payments in general. The difference here is that someone gets to verify their address multiple times, adds it to their domain, and then they're done. Anyone can just type in their domain to find the address. It's much easier to spot check a domain like brad.crypto than a 40 char address to ensure errors. Also, if you spell the name wrong, you're likely to just get an error - no address found. With a regular crypto payment, the funds would just send. Lastly, you can add additional info to your domain to prove it's you like your Twitter or Telegram account, etc.
     
  25. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    That is fine. What is to stop endless other alternate root providers from launching their own .crypto then?
    Nothing really.

    Brad
     

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