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.Eth domains pummeled in market correction

ENS domains came back down to earth. Web3 assets that soar in value can come back down to earth just as fast. 10 days ago, I wrote about how short numeric .eth domain names were a hot commodity. .Eth domains are part of Ethereum Name Service and can be used as wallet addresses, digital identities, […]

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Numeric .eth domains are the latest meme NFT

How people sextupled their money in one week. Three and four digit .eth domain names are the new hot thing. Over the past week or so, prices of short numeric .eth domains have taken off. .Eth domains are connected to Ethereum Name Service, a blockchain-based naming platform. To give you an idea of the meteoric […]

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Creating a web3 website is as easy as…oh, nevermind. It’s difficult

It’s hard to create a censor-proof website. And few people need to do that, anyway. I’ve written a lot about alt-root domain names based on blockchain technology, including Ethereum Name Service, Handshake, and Unstoppable Domains. One of the selling points cheerleaders pitch is that sites built on these domains are effectively uncensorable. So if you […]

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Alt-root blockchain domains discussed at recent ICANN meeting

Why are they gaining steam and what does it mean for “real” top level domains? There was a bit of discussion about blockchain-based domains at ICANN 73 this month. The concept of an alt root is as old as ICANN, and previous iterations of these have failed to obtain the popularity necessary to compete with […]

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Ethereum Name Service fires director of operations over tweet (and his response)

The organization behind .eth domains and blockchain-based DNS alternative sacks leading team member for comments. The organization behind Ethereum Name Service, a blockchain-based addressing system, has fired its director of operations after a tweet he made in 2016 resurfaced. Brantly Millegan was often the face of the organization, appearing at events (and was a guest […]

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Blockchain domains and the big challenges they face

It will take a lot to overcome the challenges of previous alt-root naming attempts. Right now, there’s a lot of talk about blockchain-based, decentralized naming systems. The pitch for blockchain-based domains usually covers two things. First, these domains can be used as easy-to-remember wallet addresses. Much like how domain names are easier to remember than […]

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NFTs trip up Uniregistry’s top level domain auctions

A marketing stunt gone horribly awry? Frank Schilling’s top level domain company UNR auctioned its 23 top level domain names at the end of April, grossing more than $40 million. To date, none of the TLDs have transferred to the winning bidders. The holdup is due to what seemed like a marketing stunt to take […]

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Ethereum Name Service – DNW Podcast #358

How to connect “regular” domains with Ethereum Name Service. There are a handful of competing blockchain-based, alt-root domain name systems popping up. One of these made a big announcement recently: it now works with any second level domain on the “real” DNS. Brantly Millegan aka Brantly.eth, director of operators for Ethereum Name Service (ENS), comes […]

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