Rewriting the Web: How New TLDs Are Sculpting the Digital Future

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Introduction

In a digitally evolved world, Top-Level Domains (TLDs) are undergoing a captivating metamorphosis.
Just as the wind shifts directions, trends in the web domain landscape are also evolving.

The growing number of alternative TLDs are not just figures and fresh trends, but represent a variety of voices, identities, and endless possibilities. Just as Web3 promises to decentralize access and control of information, so too are alternative TLDs in the centralized world breaking the monopolization of the .com TLD, bringing freshness and diversity to the digital landscape.

The future is open and evolving, and with it our way of browsing, identifying, and interacting on the boundless web. If the .com initially marked the beginning of an era, we are now at the dawn of a new chapter, where every rising TLD has the potential to leave an indelible mark on history.

Are you ready to be a part of history?

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.Com: An ancient King in a World of New Possibilities

Top 25 — TLDs
Top 10 — ccTLDs
Top 10 — New gTLDs

Digital Renaissance: The Meteoric Rise of Web3 TLDs

Most Popular Web3 TLDs
Other High Potential Web3 TLDs

 

.Com: An Ancient King in a World of New Possibilities

Once, the “.com” TLD reigned uncontested as the undisputed behemoth of TLDs. Today, with over 250 million registered domains, it maintains a commanding presence, much like an old king who still wields power in his realm. But the winds of change are blowing, and with them, new opportunities emerge on the horizon.

With the ever-increasing array of TLDs, the digital landscape is no longer confined to the dominance of “.com”. In fact, considering just the top alternative TLDs with the highest number of registrations, we are faced with a staggering figure: over 280 million. This number alone surpasses the total of all currently active .com domains.

The “.com”, in all its glory and might, currently accounts for 36.75% of the total TLDs. This is a significant figure, indeed, but it is also a testament to an ongoing shift. The broad variety of TLDs now available collectively holds a whopping 63.25% of the power in the digital world. This diversification is a clear indicator of the transformation reshaping the Web, with more and more voices and identities emerging through unique and original TLDs.

.COM vs All Other Domain Registrations (Web2)

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Source: Domain Name Stat | Data updated at the end of August 2023.

Top 25 TLDs — Registered domains

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Source: Domain Name Stat | Data updated at the end of August 2023.

TOP 10 ccTLDs — Registered domains

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TOP 10 New gTLDs — Registered domains

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Source: Domain Name Stat | Data updated at the end of August 2023.

Digital Renaissance: The Meteoric Rise of Web3 TLDs

In a digital age where evolution and revolution walk side by side, a tale of change and promise emerges: that of the Web3 TLDs. Every day, this chapter is enriched with new details, new protagonists, and new aspirations.

Freename, now a pivotal entity in this new world, has become the emblem of this digital rebirth. Since its inception, it has witnessed a staggering growth, achieving over 5,250 TLDs released, with more than 76% in 2023 alone. This is not just a number, but a chorus; a chorus that echoes with a current surge of about 500 new TLDs each month. And this relentless pace is a clear indication of the fervent desire of the digital community: to break the chains of centralization.

The rising enthusiasm for decentralization manifests in the desire to free oneself from constraints like annual renewals and the limitations set by centralized systems. The vision is lucid: an internet where an individual is not merely a user but also a builder, an innovator, a dreamer. Where digital freedom isn’t just an ideal, but a tangible reality.

The journey towards Web3 is not merely a technological transition, but a global movement. It’s the echo of a community eager to rewrite the rules, reset the boundaries, and reinvent how we live, work, and play in the digital realm.

Are you prepared to personally be a part of this revolution?

Most Popular Web3 TLDs — Number of Domains

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% based on total Web3 Domains registered

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Source: Freename | Data updated at the end of August 2023.

Other High-potential Web3 TLDs — Number of domains

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Source: Freename | Data updated at the end of August 2023.

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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!

HOW TO USE COUPONS:

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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