How to Migrate From A Traditional Domain To A Web3 Domain

Migrate to a Web3 Domain

There was a time when accessing the internet required traditional domains run by centralized organizations. Years later, users wanted more control and safety in their online space, which led to the change to Web3 domains. Now, the shift from traditional domains to Web3 has fundamentally altered the way we claim space on the internet.

Web3 domain users are now completely owning their online identities. Unlike traditional names that are leased from providers, Web3 domains have no middleman; the owner is the user. Blockchain technology is what supports this ownership. Users have total control over their domain; hence, this guarantees they are free from worries about censorship or shutdown. 

So, what’s this article about? We’re exploring deeply how Web3 is replacing Web1 and Web2 domains. Also, we’ll take you step-by-step through how to migrate from the traditional domains to Web3. 

Understanding Traditional and Web3 Domains

Traditional domains are components of the Domain Name System, or DNS. They function online, much like your home address. DNS tells your computer where to go when you enter a site URL. These domains are essential because, as opposed to having to commit lengthy strings of numbers—which are the real addresses of websites on the internet—they facilitate easy memory of website addresses.

Now, let’s talk about Web3 domains. These are a new class of domains emerging as a component of Web3. Web3 domains are more than simply addresses, unlike conventional domains. They are your property on the internet. They belong to you; you don’t rent them. 

The Use of Blockchain Technology for Managing Web3 Domains

A blockchain is a system that records information in a way that makes it hard to hack or cheat. This means that, with Web3 domains, a domain is secure and yours once it is registered. You cannot lose it, and no one can move its point without your consent. This is significant because it indicates that Web3 domains are distributed and under the authority of no one business or group.

Why then manage Web3 domains with blockchain? Control and security are everything, really. You own your domain entirely when using blockchain. Everything you do with it—selling, transferring, or using it anyway you choose—is documented on the blockchain and visible to everybody.

Technical Steps for Migration to Web3 Domain

Moving to a Web3 domain is similar to moving into a new house. You need to make sure everything you value is protected before you pack and head off. This in the digital world translates to website backups. It is the most important and initial stage of the relocation procedure. Let us explore the proper technique.

Backup Your Traditional Domain

Keeping your conventional domain backed up is like having an online presence insurance policy. It makes sure you won’t lose important data from your website in the event that something goes wrong during the transfer. Why is this necessary?

  • Data loss safety net: Data on your website is valuable, much like pictures and documents. Backing it up keeps you from losing it to hacking, unintentional deletions, or technical problems.
  • Business continuity: Your website is probably an important component of your business if you run one. With a backup, downtime is reduced, and client satisfaction is maintained because you can rapidly return online following any interruption.
  • Content management: Control is yours when you have a backup. You don’t have to worry about switching hosting companies, moving to a new domain, or making big modifications. Everything comes down to being able to adapt without jeopardizing your virtual life.

How do You Backup?

Clicking a button doesn’t backup your website’s files, content, or DNS records. That process requires close monitoring. Here’s how you do it:

  • DNS records are like a route map for traffic to your website. Export them from the hosting company or domain registrar you now use.
  • Website files are all of the code, graphics, and material that comprise your website. Get these files to a safe place using a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client.
  • Content and databases: Posts, comments, and settings are all housed in databases if you use a content management system (CMS) like WordPress. Make sure you export them as well.

Set Up a Web3 Wallet

Setting up a Web3 wallet helps in managing the domain. It’s like getting a new, secure digital wallet that not only holds money but also your digital property—your domain. Here’s how you can create one:

Choose Your Wallet

First things first, you need to pick the right wallet. There are many out there, but you should select the one that supports the blockchain your domain is on. MetaMask is a popular choice.

Download and Install

Once you’ve chosen your wallet, it’s time to download and install it. If it’s a browser extension, you’ll add it to your browser. If it’s a mobile app, you’ll download it from the app store.

Create Your Account

When you open your wallet for the first time, you need to create a new account. This usually involves setting a strong password. Remember, this password is just for accessing the wallet interface.

Secure Your Secret Recovery Phrase

During setup, you’ll be given a secret recovery phrase. It’s a series of words that you’ll use to recover your wallet if you ever lose access. Write it down, keep it safe, and never share it with anyone.

Save Your Private Key

Your private key is like the master key to your wallet. It’s a long string of letters and numbers. Secure it as carefully as you would the most sensitive information.

Add Funds to Your Wallet

To manage a Web3 domain, you’ll need some cryptocurrency in your wallet. If it’s an Ethereum-based domain, you’ll need Ether. You can transfer this from an exchange or buy it directly through the wallet in some cases.

Purchase and Register the Web3 Domain

After creating and funding your wallet, the next thing is to purchase and register your domain, and here’s how to do it:

Research Available Domain Names

Think of the ideal domain name for your company or yourself first. When you have some ideas, you have to make sure they are feasible. This can be accomplished by going to the website of a decentralized domain registrar and using their search engine.

Get Cryptocurrency

You will need cryptocurrency to purchase a Web3 domain. For instance, you need to purchase Ether if you use the Ethereum blockchain. Once purchased, be sure to move it to your Web3 wallet.

Select Domain Registrar Platform

Web3 domains can be registered on a number of platforms, such as Freename. Select the domain extension (.crypto or.eth) that most fits your requirements, as each platform offers different ones.

Enter the Domain Name You Have Selected

Go to the domain registrar’s website after funding your wallet. Enter the domain name you have selected and carry out the registration. Usually, you will have to confirm your choice and then use your wallet to start a blockchain transaction.

Manage Your Domain Settings

Following the purchase, you will be able to manage your domain settings via the platform you registered with. Here, you can configure your domain to point to your website or to be used for other purposes, such as connecting it to your cryptocurrency wallet.

Configure DNS Records


When you’ve got your Web3 domain, setting up DNS records is a key step to making sure people can reach your site when they type in your Web3 domain. For traditional Web2 users to access your Web3 domain, it’s crucial to use a DNS bridging service that maps your Web3 domain to a Web2 address, which is exactly what Freename’s DNS offers.

That’s how you download and install Freename Web3 DNS and resolve Web3 domains in your browser:

Download and Install

  1. Visit the Freename Web3 DNS download page to download the Web3 DNS application.
  2. Follow the straightforward installation instructions: download the app, install it on your device, and activate the DNS.
  3. Once activated, you can start browsing Web3 domains directly.
  4. If you need assistance, Patrick is available to help you through the process.

Resolve Web3 Domains

Freename Web3 DNS allows users to resolve Web3 domains directly in their browsers. To try it out, enter “cederico.metaverse/” in your browser and see what pops up. Make sure to add “/” after the domain for proper resolution.

Test Thoroughly

Before going live, conduct thorough testing to ensure everything functions correctly:

  • Check domain resolution: Ensure that your Web3 domain correctly resolves and directs users to your site.
  • Verify smart contract interactions: Test all smart contract functionalities to make sure they operate as expected without errors.
  • Ensure decentralized storage is correctly set up: Confirm that all content hosted on decentralized storage platforms is accessible and correctly linked to your domain.

Monitor and Maintain

Continue to monitor your Web3 domain and website for any issues:

  • Keep your smart contracts up-to-date: Regularly review and update your smart contracts to fix bugs, add new features, and ensure compliance with the latest security standards.
  • Regularly back up your site’s data on decentralized storage: Maintain regular backups of your website’s data on decentralized storage platforms to prevent data loss and ensure quick recovery in case of any issues.

Educate Your Users

Communicating your transition to Web3 and promoting your new Web3 website effectively is essential to keep your users informed and engaged.

Firstly, inform your users about the transition to Web3. Clearly explain the benefits of this move, such as enhanced security, increased privacy, and improved user control. Use your website, email newsletters, and social media channels to announce the transition. Make sure to highlight how this change will positively impact their experience.

Provide guides on how to access the new domain. Create clear, step-by-step instructions on your website that explain how users can access your Web3 domain, including any necessary browser extensions or settings. These guides should be easily accessible and user-friendly.

Next, offer support for setting up Web3 wallets and accessing decentralized content. Many users may be new to Web3 technologies, so provide comprehensive resources to help them get started. Include tutorials on setting up popular Web3 wallets like MetaMask, and detailed instructions on how to use these wallets to interact with your new website.

To ensure a smooth transition, promote your new Web3 website across all your communication channels. Use email campaigns, social media posts, and in-app notifications to inform your users about the new website. Highlight the new features and improvements they can expect, and encourage them to explore and engage with the new platform.

By effectively communicating the transition, providing the necessary resources, and actively promoting your new Web3 website, you can ensure your users are well-informed and excited about the changes.

Keeping Both Web2 and Web3 Websites for Seamless Integration

You can maintain both a Web2 and a Web3 website simultaneously. This dual setup allows you to leverage the benefits of Web3 technologies, such as enhanced security and decentralization, while still providing a familiar experience for users who prefer traditional Web2 browsing. By keeping both versions, you can gradually transition your user base, offer backward compatibility, and ensure that all visitors can access your content regardless of their technological preferences. This approach also allows you to compare performance and user engagement between the two platforms, helping you make informed decisions about future development and investments.


The internet has advanced greatly with the switch to Web3 domains, and both people and companies can now regain their digital sovereignty. Moving to a Web3 domain, as we have discussed here, puts you in a position where you own and manage your digital identity completely.  

Exploring Web3 domains is a worthwhile endeavor, whether you are a tech enthusiast, a business owner, or just someone who appreciates their online presence. It is an opportunity to join a community that respects ownership, security, and freedom and to be at the forefront of the next phase of the internet’s development.

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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.

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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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