What is a Blockchain Domain?

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    Blockchain domains are used to simplify a user's hexadecimal cryptocurrency wallet address to a human-readable name like yourcompany..txt
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    Unlike standard domains, you need to use a service like NextDNS to change your DNS settings to resolve Handshake blockchain domains.
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    Website visitors must use browser extensions like NexDNS or specific browsers like Firefox that are integrated with Handshake blockchain domains.
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What is a .txt domain?

Handshake is an open source blockchain project for domain name registration that works alongside the DNS naming system. Handshake blockchain domains are opening up the top-level domain namespace with highly anticipated domains. .TXT is the programming world’s domain for text files.

Users will be able to register .TXT domain names for their website, email, blog, etc. but will require browser extensions and DNS settings to resolve. We are optimistic that blockchain domains like .TXT domain will inspire a new age of possibly for the Internet where domain owners have full ownership over their domain names.

How do I buy a .txt domain?

Looking to buy a .base domain name? You've come to the right place! 101domain is one of the few ICANN accredited registrars providing registration services in Blockchain domains, and has the largest selection of TLDs found anywhere.

  • Blockchain domains are registered manually and you can trust 101domain to do it right.
  • 101domain is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the experimental peer-to-peer blockchain domain registration process.
  • Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your name.
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How do I transfer a .txt domain?

Transferring your .txt domain name is a fast and easy process. Get started by clicking "Transfer Now" below, and our Domain Specialists will help you navigate the process. Every .txt domain transfer into 101domain includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you're not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to the largest portfolio of extensions in the business and 101domain's powerful domain management system.

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FAQs for .txt

.txt domain names are available for 1-10 years.
The domain registration time frame for .txt during general availability is 48 Hours.
Domain Names must:
  • have minimum of 3 and a maximum of 63 characters;
  • begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
  • use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
  • neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
  • not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.txt); and
  • not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.txt).
Trustee Service helps you satisfy most local presence requirements when there are restrictions on registering a domain name. Trustee Service is not available for this extension.
101domain.com offers hosting and email service for .txt. You can order hosting, email service and SSL certificates at checkout or you can contact sales.
Trustee service is non-transferable. If you are using our Trustee Service, you must update ownership according to .txt requirements before transfer out can be started.
No. At present the .txt domain zone does not provide means to hide the information of the domain owner. All or partial information (name, address, email, etc.) may be displayed in WHOIS.

Is there a grace period for renewal of my .txt domain name?
Grace period is 40 days. You can renew your .txt domain for 40 days after expiration without incurring an additional fee, however your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. 

Is there a redemption period for .txt domain names?
Redemption period lasts 30 days after the grace period. You can renew your .txt domain for an additional .

Domain Requirements for .txt

This is a blockchain domain extension built on Handshake DNS. It is outside ICANN standard DNS protocols. Thus this domain uses the handshake blockchain as the root DNS zone and requires a special confirmation change in order for the domain to resolve.

How do I renew a .txt domain?

Renewing your domain name is simple! Just click "Renew Now" below, or log into your Account Manager, select your .txt domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out. That's it!

We also offer Auto-Renew—a great way to keep your domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your Account Settings to find out if you have it enabled.

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