What are the 7 new domain registries?
.blockchain (launched in partnership with blockchain.com)
.bitcoin (launched in partnership with Gemini)
.nft (launched in partnership with Opera Browser)
Can you tell me a little about each?
Sure! Based on popular feedback from our community and requests to have more choices in domain endings, we’ve created 7 new domain registries, each geared towards a different community/set of interests. In addition to .zil and .crypto, we are now offering:
.blockchain - for blockchain evangelists.
.bitcoin - for bitcoin users everywhere. We’re proud to work with Gemini, the provider behind our custody service, to bring .bitcoin to the world.
.nft - for artists, collectors, and fans. We’re proud to be working with Opera Browser to bring .nft to the world.
.wallet - for the payment pioneers.
.888 - for those wishing themselves and others good fortune.
.dao - for those who believe in open governance & community.
.x - the ultimate domain ending and username. Short. Premium. Exclusive.
Are we using the same protected domain approach with the new TLDs?
We’ve updated our protected domain list to encompass a broader group of protected names which now includes everything from startups, to blockchain companies, and even national parks. We firmly believe that trademarks and brands should be the owners of these domains.
I own _.crypto / _.zil; will I automatically receive _.x, _.nft, etc?
Each TLD is purchased separately. If you are a brand owner, you can send a request to purchase the remaining protected TLDs here.
I tried buying _.nft and it’s not available even though I own _.crypto
We will be regularly reviewing and updating the list of available domain names; please Watchlist any names you are interested in buying to be notified when it becomes available.
Where will the new TLDs be launched?
All domains are currently claimed to the Polygon network. You can read more about the benefits of managing a domain on Polygon here.
Will the new TLDs affect the current value of my .zil or my .crypto domain?
Gemini (crypto exchange), Opera (Browser), Circle (USDC), and blockchain.com (crypto wallet) are collaborating with us on .bitcoin, .nft, and .blockchain respectively. This has the potential to bring millions of new users into the Unstoppable Domains ecosystem, and make all blockchain domain names even more useful and widely supported than they are today.
What are the main differences between the new TLDs and the current .zil and .crypto TLDs?
The new Unstoppable domain extensions are .blockchain, .bitcoin, .nft, .wallet, .x, .888, and .dao. One for each community, all with the same Unstoppable Domains promise.
Like our .crypto and .zil domain user identities today, these new domain identities will be able to be used as universal usernames across apps, websites, and wallets, as well as website URLs, payment addresses, single-sign-on (SSO), and much more. You can view the growing list of apps that are integrated with Unstoppable Domains here.
Why should I buy other TLDs if I already have .crypto (and or .zil)
Domain endings or TLDs (top-level domains) like .nft and .x, present another great opportunity for you to register a memorable and unique domain name. You can use these to highlight a specific part of your personal or business brand that may be different from .crypto or .zil. Did you know, there are over 1,399 official ICANN TLDs (.com, .net. .org, .cash, etc)? Everybody is different.
We believe that your domain should represent you and your identity, if you feel you belong to multiple or would like to use any of the variations for a different purpose, you may purchase as many TLDs as you would like to.
Will the 75% discount you are offering for domains with numerical digits only apply to new TLDs? Or also .crypto and .zil?
Here you can find the pricing for currently available domains.
If I own _.crypto, can someone else purchase _.blockchain and run a website on it? Is it even legal?
Yes, anyone can purchase any available domains. Unstoppable Domains cannot control what will be the usage of the other TLDs.
Someone bought my domain on one of your new TLDs
Just like in the traditional registrar space, owning a .com domain does not give you automatic rights over the other TLD extensions (.co, .io, co.uk, .ca, etc). You can use promo credits towards the purchase of a new domain extension so if you’re interested in owning the extensions to a specific username we encourage you to check out what other extensions may be available. If any of the domains you are interested in purchasing is currently unavailable, don’t forget to add it to your watchlist, so you are notified a couple of days before it gets released.
Is the company (exploring) deploying TLDs on other blockchains?
Not at this time, as we are focused on Layer 2 scaling solutions on Ethereum.
Will the already trademark-claimed domains (for .crypto and .zil) also be assigned to the new TLDs?
Trademarks do not automatically grant ownership over domain names. Trademarks are on a per-category basis, and it is perfectly normal for companies providing different products or services to co-exist (for example, Domino’s Pizza and Domino’s Sugar).
Can we expect newer TLDs after these?
We are very excited to bring these 7 new domain extensions to market. Our focus at this time is continuing to build a better network of integrations for our domains. There is a lot of work to be done and we will continue to update you as we make more progress.