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ENS Is Minting NFTs of Uni Registry 23 Top Level Domains.

Labeled as information in gTLD Discussion, started by Lox, Apr 16, 2021

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  1. Lox

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    Uni Registry & Naming (UNR) is auctioning off 23 of these top-level domains (TLDs). Winners will receive both the TLD and an NFT representing the ENS version. The NFT acts as part of the mechanism that easily allows TLD owners to hold control of their TLD on ENS.

    UNR says this is the first instance in which both a TLD and an NFT representing the ENS version are being auctioned. The NFTs were minted using the ERC-721 NFT standard.

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  2. Super-Annuation

    Super-Annuation Restricted (Market)

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    Are the ERC-721's able to be used as wallet addresses and domains?

    I have a few 5L ENS NFT's but I'm waiting for the infrastructure to mature. Doubt there is a great deal of utility in them bar wallet addresses right now. IPFS is still very clique. FYI, there are a heap expiring this year.

    Lazer.eth

    Cuddle.eth

    Datum.eth

    DPoS.eth - I'm aware the consensus didn't progress to DPoS, just a punt. Still it's neat.

    etc...
     
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  3. cbd

    cbd Top Contributor VIP Gold Account

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    (Coindesk)

    In a blog post announcing the auction, OpenSea compared TLDs to scarce assets like IP spectrum and internet fiber that are key to the functionality of the Internet.


    “Each TLD already generates its own subscription revenue. The future owners can not only use domains within their namespaces as they see fit, but also adjust their pricing models and monetize thousands of premium names and registry-owned inventory,” it continued.

    The auction winner would receive ownership rights to the top-level domain asset; ownership rights to the NFT representing their TLD on ENS (and therefore essentially the ENS version of the TLD); control of the entire TLD namespace on DNS and ENS, including all current subscription revenue streams; and the ability to further develop and monetize their assets.


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    The affected TLDs are:


    .audio
    .blackfriday
    .christmas
    .click
    .country
    .diet
    .flowers
    .game
    .guitars
    .help
    .hiphop
    .hiv
    .hosting
    .juegos
    .link
    .llp
    .lol
    .mom
    .photo
    .pics
    .property
    .sexy
    .tattoo
     
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  4. Samer

    Samer Top Contributor VIP

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    .link and .click are my only favorites. 2-out-23!
     
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  5. bmugford

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

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    Seems like a novelty to try and generate interest in extensions not many people care about.

    .blackfriday
    .guitars
    .hiphop
    .tattoo

    etc.

    Brad
     
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  6. Samer

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    “.blackfriday” is non-politically correct and highly Domestic (like a “US only” thing. I know no other in the world celebrates “Black Friday”
    It’s only a matter of time.
     
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  7. bmugford

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

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    The bigger issue is an extension like that is good for (1) day a year. Retailers would rather just have the sale on their own website. It is pointless.

    Brad
     
  8. Samer

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    Not to mention a mouthful

    “BLACK FRIDAY” is TWO WORDS, BRAD.

    for an extension... used seasonally.

    I’m not going to be participating in the auction, but if i won it with a bid of millions or whatever, first business move, i’d make is axe BF (abv.)
     
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  9. bmugford

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

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    How many keywords even fit in an extension like .hiphop or .guitars?

    At least ones like .game, .property, and a few others might have potential with the right owner.

    Brad
     
  10. jim h

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    Ens may be creating the future.So it's a matter of the future. Domainers should pay close attention to it.
     
  11. Samer

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    .com has so much success, they dont need these gimicks? least they can claim copyright
     
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  12. Grego85

    Grego85 Fire.Horse

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    see, this is why I love Namepros! You've got an industry expert and an industry failure able to come together in agreeance!
     
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  13. Samer

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    NFT’s are hot and all the rage...

    I swear, even Elon Musk takes shots at ‘em, and Elon’s biggest crypto bull as they come.

    The only problem is copyright;
    Some people pissed; peopls profiting off NFT of their tweets, without their consent.

    In this case, Uni owns copyright ownership of ngtlds in question. Smart business move.
     
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  14. Future Sensors

    Future Sensors 78% of human domainers will be replaced by robots Gold Account

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    Actually we do have your American Black Friday here in the Netherlands as well, since about 2015. It's highly commercial, and it has no relation with Thanksgiving, like in your country. We already had "Sinterklaas" on December 5th, and Christmas on December 25th, so this additional Black Friday thing at the end of November is a burden for everyone. But we can't stop it...
     
  15. Samer

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    I think it's more of a hassle regardless, seems very niche market.

    And mark my words. Soon the terms "Black Friday" will be deemed too offensive, irrespective of all this. Even if it's a misnomer, context, or otherwise.

    This reminds me of the term "Urban" which i also think is falling out of favor. Unlike BF, however, dont believe there is a (.)Urban extension exists, nor is it a Holiday, so seasonal applicably, doesnt exist. Anyway... Point being, "Blackfriday" least favorite of all uni ext, and i dont even find the term disparaging.
     
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  16. King

    King Investor & Creator VIP Gold Account

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    These aren't good .lol maybe .link the rest need .help
     
  17. coolhands

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    any update about who Won the auction of these Top level domains?
     

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