How to create your own top-level domain

how to create your own top level domain

Knowing how to create your own top-level domain is very important because your Web3 website’s top-level domain (TLD) is an important part of its identity. You are already aware of the importance of following a set of guidelines when selecting a domain name, the set of characters that will serve as your online identity. However, the TLD you choose represents a piece of who you are as a person.

A difference can be made by paying attention to the important details. Read on as we discuss.

What is the top-level domain?

The TLD is an appendage that should characterize the website’s focus. As domain names are pronounced from right to left, the TLD is the last part of the URL. For instance in freename.metaverse, .metaverse is its TLD.

Right before the directory, you’ll see the top-level domain. The second level domain comes after that, followed by the third. Pay close attention, there is a point between each step. When looking to protect their brand and stay one step ahead of the competition, many businesses opt to purchase a domain name with multiple top-level domains (TLDs) (e.g., freename.dao, freename.nft, Freename.moon, etc).

How many types of Web3 top-level domains are there?

There are a lot of Web3 TLDs that you can choose from. You just have to ensure you pick the right one that speaks about what you do. You might want to check out TLDs on Freename.io for instance.  Some of these TLDs include .metaverse, .moon, .chain, .airdrop, .young, .free, .xxx, .layer, .hodl, .lambo, .token, etc.

In addition to being able to register on an existing TLD, you can create yours. Any TLD of your choice can be created, registered, or minted as long as it is non-existent. The best part is that this TLD is yours forever. There is no need to pay any form of renewal fee to keep it yours. 

Since Web3 is just gaining the attention of users, it might be best to do your research on possible TLDs with potential and mint them right away! The earlier you do, the better because once you miss registering that TLD and it gets registered by another person, it’s gone.

What is the process of creating your TLD?

Domain registration refers to the process of establishing one’s own Internet address. Domain registrars are organizations that facilitate the registration of dot-com addresses. A domain name is a unique online identifier that specifies a specific administrative sphere.

Domain names serve a variety of networking and addressing needs, depending on the application. A domain name is a string of characters that is used to identify a particular network or to stand in for a specific Internet Protocol (IP) resource, such as a user’s computer, a server computer, a website, or any other service that is delivered via the Internet.

How to create your TLD on Freename.io

Freename.io is a platform that is risk-free and reliable for domain creation. It is quite an easy process to create your domain name on the Freename.io platform. You’ll see a search option immediately when you visit the webpage. For instance, “.crypto” straight up. You are simply supposed to input “dot” followed by your preferred TLD.

As soon as you input your preferred TLD, click on the search. Then, if it is available, you’ll find it displayed as protected but if it isn’t, you’ll find it available for purchase with a cart symbol. 

  • The first step is to sign up for an account. 

To access your account, use the profile picture/login button in the upper right. The link then directs you to a page with a login form and a sign-up form below it.

You can join by clicking the signup link and filling out the following fields: first name, last name, email address, username, password, and password again to confirm.

You’d have access to helpful features like a search bar and a marketplace once you get there. Freename.io allows you to mint your chosen domain or TLD on Aurora, BSC, Cronos, or Polygon.

  • After that, you must acquire a TLD.

To register or mint a TLD, you must first purchase it. Go to “portfolio and incomes” after you’ve paid for your preferred TLD with either your MetaMask wallet or a credit card. Under “TLD,” you’d be able to mint a single TLD or a whole bunch at once.

How to choose a Web3 top-level domain?

You’re taking the first step toward launching your Web3 website by purchasing your domain name. Which top-level domain will it be?

If your business falls within the metaverse boundaries, a metaverse TLD domain (for example .metaverse) may be fine, but if you want to expand your work to a blockchain network, .chain might be perfect.

Checking the availability of a domain extension is simple. Simply search in the “buy domain” area of a provider, like Freeename.io.

Which TLD do you choose for your Web3 project?

You need to give some serious thought to defining the specific requirements, preferences, and subtleties of your organization. From a business standpoint, it may be necessary to purchase a second domain name to forestall a competitor from registering a name similar to yours. alternatively, to improve one’s position relative to rivals in a specific field.

Advantages of having your own top-level domain

A domain is a unique identifier that specifies the boundaries of a sphere of administrative control or jurisdiction in the global network. The Domain Name System specifies the procedures and rules that can be used to create a domain (DNS). Essentially, a domain is any online address that has a corresponding entry in the Domain Name System.

Having your own domain extension opens up a lot of doors. You can distinguish yourself online with your own top-level domain. Your domain name can then serve as the basis for a recognizable business. Having a .metaverse or .nft helps with your visibility on the decentralized network.

In addition, you can earn royalties by registering an unregistered domain when on the Freename.io platform. On this platform, users are allowed to register the TLD of their choice and earn passively from it. We are talking about being able to earn a lot of money as long as you strategize well. When other users register their domain name on your registered TLD, you are eligible to earn up to 50% of their registration fee. 

You might be wondering if people are even registering a Web3 domain. The world wide web is taking a different turn and a lot of people are looking into exploring the Web3 upgrade. 

What are the challenges involved?

Making your own TLD isn’t without its risks. Finding a domain name that isn’t already in use is difficult. Getting your domain name registered on the blockchain network is important.  That’s why you need trusted platforms like Freename.io. Having secured your domain name, the next step is to set up your domain name system (DNS) servers.

Conclusion

TLDs are increasingly significant in Web3, so make sure you pick the proper one if you decide on registering and minting your personal TLD. A well-chosen TLD doesn’t only help with your Web3 identity but opens up the opportunity to earn Royalties when you make use of platforms like Freename.io

This is an opportunity to have an extra stream of income while enjoying every other thing like anonymity, and decentralization, that comes with Web3.

Start your Web3 journey with Freename TLDs and Domains. Sign up now and get a welcome coupon code of 10$ on your first purchase. 



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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 www.freename.io 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!

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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!

COUPON CODE CAN ONLY BE USED ONCE!
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How does it work?

Once you have completed your order, you will automatically receive on www.freename.io 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 freename.io domains. Freename.io believes their TLDs/domains must allow customers to operate independently. Freename.io 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 Freename.io
  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, Freename.io 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 (IGE.ch) 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 Freename.io 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 Freename.io data onto the public ledger of a blockchain and into a user’s wallet. Giving the user full ownership over the domain.

Minting on Freename.io is as simple as the following steps:

  1. Go to the Freename.io 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 Freename.io 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 Freename.io 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!

Freename.io 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, “Freename.io” 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 Freename.io 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 Freename.io. 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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