Shib, the developer behind the Shiba Inu cryptocurrency, said today that it plans to apply to ICANN for the .shib top-level domain.
The idea is to have the domain in the consensus DNS root and also in a blockchain-based alt root and to make the two interoperable.
The company has partnered with D3 Global, the startup launched in September by industry veterans Fred Tsu, Paul Stahura and Shayan Rostam, to work on the application and interoperability platform.
Shib seems to be the second customer for D3. It’s also working with a blockchain company called Viction on .vic.
Perhaps erring on the side of responsibility, D3 is using an asterisk instead of a dot when offering names prior to ICANN approval, so it’s *shib and *vic instead of .shib and .vic.
The next ICANN application round is not expected to open until early-to-mid-2026.
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