Freename Royalties: A Guide to Earning on Your Web3 Identity

Freename Royalties: A Guide to Earning on Your Web3 Identity

The ongoing use of creative works has been challenging to address through the conventional royalty system. As a result, creators can face fraudulent activities such as unclear ownership and royalty distribution. Distributors take a long time to make payments, while the process of determining royalties is non-transparent in most cases. Moreover, middleman fees reduce creator profits. Imagine an artist trying to get the money they deserve from various music streaming platforms where their song is played. Frequently, this involves a complex contract with multiple parties, and it becomes very hard to follow up on usage and ensure appropriate compensation.

Luckily, the rise of blockchain technology is bringing about a solution that gives power back to creators and builds a fairer system.

Blockchain Revolutionizes Royalties with NFTs

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are changing how royalties are done. Here’s why:

  • Smart Contracts: These contracts pay creators automatically using pre-set conditions within them. This can help minimize human errors when calculating amounts payable, ensuring that all artists receive what belongs to them whenever it is due. Consider a situation where a photographer uploads his work in the form of NFTs, such that every time they sell one through these secondary markets, some percent of this purchase price goes directly into their wallet.
  • Immutable Ledgers: The blockchain technology has created a robust secure transaction of ownership and history. Such resolution precludes any disagreement and highlights the way the royalties are calculated. No longer do people have to use difficult excel sheets or fathomless accounting procedures. The ledger in blockchain operates as public records, which anyone can access thus encouraging trust and clarity.
  • Transparency: Blockchain’s public ledger lets everyone see how royalties are calculated to build trust. In contrast, creators can observe where their payments come from because they are familiar with how royalties are calculated.
  • Disintermediation: Creators’ share of revenue increases when NFTs are used instead of intermediaries. In this regard, distributors or any other intermediaries may have been needed before, requiring them to pay a portion of their income. Using NFTs and blockchain technology, artists can directly connect with their audience while retaining a higher share of profits.

This system would enable creators to receive a percentage of every transaction involving their work being resold perpetually. For example, if you sold your album as an NFT, you could still make money even years after its initial release should it be resold on a secondhand marketplace.

Freename Royalties: Earning Through Web3 TLDs

Freename uses blockchain technology to introduce an unprecedented royalty model based on Web3 TLDs (Top-Level Domains).

What are Web3 Domains and TLDs?

Web3 Domains: These are multi-utility NFTs that act as distinct web addresses. They provide more than traditional domains such as increased control and ownership for users. Consider a website owner with a standard “.com” domain name. For Web3 domains, they possess the whole domain in form of an NFT, which empowers them to exercise more authority over its employment and possible revaluation.

Web3 TLDs: Imagine them as the add-ons at the terminus of a web address, such as “.com” or “.org.” But in Web3, users can invent and possess their personal TLDs like “.art” or “.music.” And here is where it gets really exciting: you make royalties whenever someone registers a domain name with your Web3 TLD using Freename.

Owning a “.art” TLD in Freename can be likened to being the copyright holder of “.com” domains specifically for artists. Whenever anyone registers a domain name ending with your TLD such as “” or “,” you will earn some part of the registration cost. This gives artists an additional source of income that allows them to make money out of their creativity other than selling their works directly.

How Does Freename Royalties Work?

Earning royalties on Freename is very straightforward:

  • Create a Web3 TLD: If you register an unique TLD at Freename, you’ve effectively claimed ownership of the extension. This will enable you to have exclusive ownership of a particular extension. Imagine someone who has come up with a new TLD called “.photography”. Thus, they would hold the rights to receive royalties on all the domain registrations ending with “.photography.”
  • Activate Your Royalty License: You must make a one-time payment to activate your TLD’s royalty license. Once activated, any domain registered within your TLD qualifies you to earn royalties. You just pay once and then enjoy passive earnings from your TDL.
  • Earn Royalties:  This amounts to up to 50% of the total domain registration fees on each member’s wallet by automatically distributing them through the system. This type of revenue continues so long as anyone applies under your root; take the example of .photography,, they receive some money every time someone uses dot photography in their domain registration. This becomes profitable, especially if your TLD gains popularity within a niche area.

Freename employs blockchain technology to automate and ensure transparent royalty distribution instead of intermediaries. Traditionally, a registrar would hold back royalties for some time before transmitting them to the rightful owner. However, with Freename, smart contracts have allowed royalties to be distributed automatically; hence, no human input is necessary for creators’ earnings.

Take a look at this YouTube explanation to learn more about Freename royalties.

Why get paid through Freename?

Below are some benefits of Freename’s Web3 TLD system that allow you to earn royalties:

  • Full Control: In case you are wondering about how the ownership of your minted TLD is structured, here is a simple explanation; you are the one with complete control over it. Thereafter, you will decide whether or not to enable the royalty license besides being at liberty to determine its usage. For example, a developer could mint the .dev TLD and keep it for their own projects or they could lease it out to other developers for a fee.
  • No More Ownership Disputes: Ownership of your top-level domain (TLD) is not a matter of dispute or confusion due to the security and transparency that comes with blockchain technology, which is not the case with traditional domain registration relying on centralized authorities. While traditional domain registration can have problems around who owns what, blockchain establishes a permanent trail of ownership for your TLD.
  • Automated Payments: Royalty payments are made using smart contracts; hence, you receive them directly without necessarily going through manual procedures. Chasing or waiting for invoices is no longer necessary since an automated system guarantees swift payment of your royalties.
  • Perpetual Royalties: Unlike traditional royalties with limitations, Freename’s system permits you to earn royalties even on future secondary domain registrations within your Level Domain. This means you can get an advantage from what you created for many years to come. Think about the potential TLD owner of “.photography”. Even if someone acquires the “” domain and resells it in the subsequent years, a royalty would still be paid to the original TLD owner upon this second sale. It opens up opportunities for passive income creation in the long run.

Web3 and the Future of Royalties

Freename’s royalty system demonstrates how Web3 is transforming NFTs and blockchain technology. Now, creators from various sectors, including artists, musicians, writers, developers, etc., can establish transparent royalty structures. In addition, they can claim payment for their work and help create a more sustainable creative environment.

Imagine a filmmaker who mints their movie as an NFT with a smart contract and royalty structure. Whenever there is reselling or online streaming of that NFT, some money will automatically go back to the filmmaker as revenue sharing. Henceforth, creators will take control of their work and ensure fair remuneration.

Unleash Your Earning Power

Are you keen on unlocking Web3 potential while obtaining royalties from your digital creations? 

Join Freename now to learn how it feels to mint your own Web3 TLD at no extra charge. 

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How does it work?

Accordingly to the day when you will finalise your purchase, you have the right to receive from 1 to 3 NFT Domains for FREE!

Once you have completed your order, within 48h you will automatically receive on platform, in your personal area “portfolio” the randomly assigned NFT Domain/s.

You can chose on which blockchain you want to mint on and minting fee is covered by Freename!


Once you have added your favorite items to the cart, you proceed to “checkout” and add your coupon to the “coupon box”.

Said coupon will instantly do its magic and your due total will drop!


How does it work?

Once you have completed your order, you will automatically receive on platform, in your personal area “portfolio” the randomly assigned NFT Domain value $50 or if you’re lucky a randomly assigned TLD with value $699 (between these: .immersive; .multiverse; .freelancer; .cashback; .hologram)

you can chose on which blockchain you want to mint your NFT Domain/TLD on and minting fee is covered by Freename!


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Why do i Need a Wallet?

Freename domains are blockchain-based assets and would be minted and stored using a wallet. Users are required to mint and manage their domains using a Metamask or Coinbase-configured wallet. It must be a non-custodial wallet, meaning that one must own the private keys to the wallet in order to approve transactions via a signature.

To benefit from Freename Web 3 domains/TLDs, you must have a wallet. This is because Web 3 domains/TLDs are blockchain-based assets. Users can mint and manage their domains using Metamask or Coinbase-configured wallets.

Keep in mind that it must be a non-custodial wallet. You own the private keys to the wallet (in order to approve transactions via a signature).

Are the Domains Associated with ICANN?

ICANN does not manage domains. believes their TLDs/domains must allow customers to operate independently. wants to build a utility infrastructure, allowing customers to use their services for valuable and generative purposes. By leveraging blockchain technology, Freename Web 3 domains/TLDs have no centralized authority imposing rules and regulations.

What is a Wallet?

Every blockchain user requires a wallet in order to interact with the network. A wallet is essentially an account on the blockchain where transactions can be sent and received. It is also where one can store blockchain assets such as cryptocurrency or NFTs (non-fungible tokens). There is no personal information associated with a wallet and none is required to create one. A wallet consists of a public key and a private key. The public key can be safely shared with anyone who wishes to send assets to the corresponding wallet, however, the private key should not be shared and is the key to accessing the wallet in the event where access is lost or to create another instance.

A crypto wallet (cryptocurrency wallet) is software or hardware that enables users to store and use cryptocurrency. With cryptocurrencies, there isn’t any actual money to carry around in a wallet. They exist on the blockchain. Similarly to traditional bank transfers, crypto wallets enable users to send and receive cryptocurrencies, NFTs, etc.

A wallet consists of a public key and a private key. To receive assets, you share your public key associated with your wallet. You should NEVER share your private key.

How do i Claim my Earnings from Freename

ou can withdraw revenues generated passively through a cryptocurrency transfer. Connect your cryptocurrency wallet and, once your withdrawal request is confirmed, the desired amount is pulled from Freename’s reserves and conveniently delivered to you!

Claim your earnings by following these steps:

  1. Connect your cryptocurrency wallet to
  2. Request a withdrawal
  3. Receive request confirmation
  4. Receive withdrawal directly to your wallet.

Can i Transfer Domains?

Yes. The domain is stored in your cryptocurrency wallet and can be transferred by you after you have minted it. Access your portfolio, select the TLD or Domain you wish to transfer and type the recipient’s address. Afterwards, you must paste the OTP code you received by mail to confirm the transaction. Keep in mind that currently, it is not possible to import the domain that has been transferred, but it will be possible soon!

Yes. Domains are transferable ONLY after a TLD/domain has been minted and stored in a user’s wallet.

To transfer the TLD (or domain), the user must:

  • Access their wallet
  • Select the item they want to transfer
  • Enter the recipient’s address.
  • Confirm the transaction by pasting the OTP received by email

In the future, will support importing domains that have been transferred.

What about Trademarks?

Registering a trademark on your Freename Web3 TLD will allow you to protect your web3 TLD and your logo worldwide juridically.

From the moment you deposit a trademark request, your web3 TLD will be protected worldwide for 6 months awaiting for the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property ( to confirm and register the availability of your TLD.****

A trademark is any symbol, phrase, or word that allows customers to identify a company’s goods or services. Freename is a web3 domain/TLD provider that also provides trademark registration.

A user must reach out to the trademark department to register a trademark. To get your trademark filed for review at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, a user must provide the following:

  1. Complete a Know your customer (KYC)
  2. A list of TLDs they wish to trademark
  3. Proof of payment

Once these conditions are met, it takes one week for the trademark to be reviewed and logo/TLDs to be provided with six months of worldwide protection.

Is Minting the same as Buying?

Purchasing a TLD (or domain) on Freename and minting it on the blockchain are two distinct steps. When you purchase a TLD (or domain), the transaction is recorded in Freename’s database and not on the blockchain. Minting a TLD (or domain) on the blockchain requires a second step: log into the user’s personal area, select the TLD (or domain) and press “mint TLD” (or domain): done! Don’t worry, once you have purchased a Freename domain, no one can take it away from you!

No. Buying and Minting a TLD/domain are two different things.**

Buying **is the process of recording a transaction on Freename’s database and not on the blockchain.

Minting is the process of pushing a user’s domain from data onto the public ledger of a blockchain and into a user’s wallet. Giving the user full control over the TLD/domain.

It is very easy to mint a domain/TLD once you purchase it. Simply:

  • Log into your personal area
  • Select the TLD (or domain)
  • Press “mint TLD” (or domain)

What is Domain Minting?

Minting is the process of publishing a Freename domain (or TLD) on the blockchain via your wallet to gain full custody of the domain. This means that the only person that has control over the domain (or TLD) is the person who controls (has access to) the wallet.

Minting is the process of pushing a user’s domain from data onto the public ledger of a blockchain and into a user’s wallet. Giving the user full ownership over the domain.

Minting on is as simple as the following steps:

  1. Go to the website
  2. Enter the TLD/domain you want to buy in the search bar
  3. Add the TLD/domain to your cart
  4. Go to checkout
  5. Create a account
  6. Purchase the TLD/domain with cryptocurrency or a credit card
  7. Go to “portfolio and incomes.”
  8. Click on mint TLD/domain

Which domains are Protected?

Protected domains and TLDs are domains and TLDs that we’ve detected are associated with a brand, organization, or notable person. We believe it is important to increase adoption for the next generation of the internet by helping to onboard brands into the Web3 era. If you are interested in applying for a Protected domain, please contact us.

TLDs/Domains associated with a notable person, brand or organization are considered Protected Domains. Protected domains help onboard brands in Web 3 increasing adoption. Protected domains also protect users from others impersonating/stealing their domains.

Reach out to to apply for a protected domain.

Why use Freename?

Freename domains are unique by their very nature: only with Freename you can register domains with unique TLDs for your digital identity while passively earning money! is not only the leading TLD and Domains platform in Web 3, but also lets users generate passive income!

Owning a Freename Web 3 TLD entitles users to receive passive income whenever a domain is bought on their TLD. Users can register and mint TLD/domains of their choice if available.

What is a Domain?

A domain name is a string of letters and/or numbers that points to the IP address of the corresponding website. Generally, it is easier to remember a name than a long string of numbers.

A domain name is an address that people type into a browser bar to find a website. It consists of a Top-Level Domain (TLD), everything that comes after the dot, and the Second-Level Domain (SLD), everything that comes before the dot.

For example, “” is the domain name, “Freename” is the SLD and “io” is the TLD.

Which Chains are Supported?

Freename has a multi-chain approach. You can choose on which Blockchain to mint your Web3 Domains and TLDs ranging Among Polygon, Cronos, and Binance.

A user can mint a domain/TLD on the following blockchains:

  • Polygon
  • Cronos
  • Binance

Freename plans to expand its multi-chain approach by adding blockchains upon which domains can be minted.

Are there Renewal Fees?

No! Once you’ve bought a Freename Domain or TLD, it’s yours forever, no renewal fees ever!

No. There are no renewal fees on Once a user has paid a one-time payment for a domain/TLD, they own it. Forever.

This is the significant advantage of Web 3 domain/TLD over traditional alternatives.

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