How To Create Your Own Top-Level Domain

How to Create Your Own TLD

Understanding the process of creating your own top-level domain (TLD) is crucial, as the TLD of your Web3 website plays a significant role in defining its identity. You’re likely familiar with the necessity of adhering to certain criteria while choosing a domain name—the string of characters that becomes your digital signature. Yet, the TLD you select goes beyond mere identification; it reflects aspects of your personal or brand identity and holds paramount importance in the Web3 space, which is completely different from its predecessors.

What is a top-level domain?

The TLD acts as a marker, denoting the main theme or focus of a website. Given that domain names read from right to left, the TLD forms the final component of the URL. For example, in freename.metaverse, “.metaverse” is the TLD.

Directly preceding the directory in the URL structure, you’ll find the top-level domain, followed sequentially by the second and third-level domains. It’s important to note the dot that separates each segment.

To safeguard their brand and gain a competitive edge, numerous companies secure domain names across various top-level domains (TLDs), such as freename.dao, freename.nft, and freename.moon.

TLDs are a foundational element of both the traditional internet architecture, governed by the Domain Name System (DNS), and the burgeoning Web3 ecosystem, characterized by its emphasis on decentralization, blockchain technology, and a token-based economy. Traditional TLDs like .com, .org, .net, and geographic codes such as .uk, .us, .ca, have long structured the web, facilitating easy navigation and organization.

In contrast, Web3 has unveiled a distinct array of TLDs within blockchain contexts—.crypto, .eth, and more—that enable the creation of decentralized web services and sites. These Web3-specific TLDs introduce enhanced security, ownership, and creative possibilities, existing alongside the broad spectrum of traditional TLDs.

Thus, TLDs bridge the established web (Web2) and the innovative, decentralized web (Web3), performing the crucial function of organizing the internet’s extensive resources while catering to different technologies and goals.

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

A wide array of Web3 TLDs is available for selection, offering you the opportunity to choose one that accurately reflects your activities or brand identity. Options include .metaverse, .moon, .chain, .airdrop, .young, .free, .xxx, .layer, .hodl, .lambo, .token, among others.

Beyond just registering under an existing TLD, you have the freedom to innovate by creating and registering a new TLD of your choosing, provided it doesn’t already exist. The most appealing aspect of this process is that once you’ve created or minted your TLD, it belongs to you indefinitely, without the requirement of paying any renewal fees to maintain ownership.

With Web3 gradually capturing more user interest, conducting thorough research to identify TLDs with untapped potential and minting them promptly is advisable. The sooner you act, the better, as delaying might result in someone else registering your desired TLD, making it no longer available.

How to create your Web3 TLD on offers a secure and risk-free platform for creating your domain name effortlessly. The process to establish your domain on is straightforward. Follow these steps to create your TLD on Freename.

Search for a TLD on the homepage

Upon visiting the site, you’re greeted with a search feature prominently displayed. For example, you can enter “.crypto” directly. Just type “dot” followed by your desired TLD to begin.

Immediately after entering your chosen TLD, hit the search button. If it’s available, it will be marked as protected, but if not, you’ll see it listed as available for purchase, indicated by a shopping cart symbol.

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Sign up for an account

To log in or create an account, click on the profile picture/login button located in the top right corner. This will take you to a page featuring a login form at the top and a registration form below.

To sign up, simply click on the signup link and complete the required fields: first name, last name, email address, username, and password (entered twice for confirmation).

Once logged in, you’ll gain access to convenient features such as a search bar and a marketplace. enables you to mint your selected domain or TLD on various blockchains including Aurora, BSC, Cronos, or Polygon.

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Acquire a TLD

Before you can mint or register a TLD, it needs to be bought. After completing the purchase of your chosen TLD using either your MetaMask wallet or a credit card, navigate to “portfolio and incomes.” There, you’ll find the option under “TLD” to mint either a single TLD or multiple TLDs simultaneously.

How to choose a Web3 top-level domain?

Choosing a Web3 top-level domain (TLD) is a critical decision that can significantly impact your digital presence and future growth in the decentralized web. Here’s a strategic approach to selecting a Web3 TLD:

  • Understand Web3 and Its Ecosystem: Begin by deepening your understanding of Web3 and its components, including blockchain technology, decentralized applications (DApps), and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Recognize how these elements interact within the digital ecosystem to better align your TLD choice with your objectives.
  • Identify Your Niche or Industry: Consider the specific niche or industry your project, platform, or brand operates in. Choosing a TLD that reflects your industry, such as .crypto for cryptocurrency platforms or .art for digital art galleries, can enhance brand relevance and recognition.
  • Consider Memorability and Brandability: Select a TLD that is both memorable and easily brandable. A concise, catchy TLD can significantly improve recall among your target audience, facilitating easier access and reinforcing your brand identity.
  • Evaluate Future Trends: Stay ahead by analyzing emerging trends in technology, digital culture, and the Web3 space. Opting for a TLD that anticipates future developments can position you as a leader in your domain and attract forward-thinking users.
  • Check Availability and Compatibility: Ensure the TLD you are interested in is available and compatible with the blockchain platforms you intend to use. Some TLDs may have restrictions or specific requirements, so verifying availability and compatibility is crucial.
  • Assess Market Potential: Consider the market potential of the TLD. A TLD with a broad appeal across multiple industries or one that taps into a growing market can offer more opportunities for growth and higher resale value.
  • Prioritize Security and Credibility: Choose a TLD that supports secure and credible operations. Given the decentralized nature of Web3, ensuring that your TLD provider offers robust security features is essential to protect your digital assets and user trust.
  • Leverage Tools and Platforms: Use tools and platforms like Freename to explore available Web3 TLD options. These platforms can provide insights into the popularity, availability, and pricing of different TLDs, aiding in an informed decision-making process.
  • Consult with Experts: If uncertain, consult with experts in the Web3 and domain registration fields. Their insights can guide you toward a TLD choice that aligns with your strategic goals and the nuances of the Web3 ecosystem.

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.

If you are looking for passive income, TLDs are a great way to do so; you have the opportunity to rake in royalties on the platform by snapping up and registering unclaimed domains. We empower you to choose and register your preferred TLD and to start earning passive income from it. Imagine the potential to amass significant earnings with the right strategy. Every time another user registers a domain name under your TLD, you stand to gain up to 50% of their registration fee. It’s an exciting way to leverage your investments and watch your earnings grow.

In addition, you can earn royalties by registering an unregistered domain when on the 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. 

Carve your digital identity with your own top-level domain

Creating your own top-level domain is not just a step towards establishing a unique digital footprint; it’s about seizing control of your digital destiny in the Web3 space.

By understanding the intricacies of domain registration, recognizing the importance of choosing a domain that resonates with your brand, and navigating the technical and regulatory landscape, you unlock an infinite amount of possibilities for innovation and identity on the internet.

Whether for personal branding, business expansion, or pioneering in new digital frontiers, your top-level domain stands as a testament to your vision and ambition in the digital age. As you move forward, remember that your domain is more than a URL—it’s the gateway to your digital reign, a signal of your online presence, and a cornerstone of your digital legacy.

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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.

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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)

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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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