How does a blockchain domain replace a cryptocurrency address with a human-readable name?

You control the domain so you are the only person able to associate cryptocurrencies with it. Input your cryptocurrency addresses on the blockchain itself. When someone types yourname.zil into an integrated wallet, the wallet looks up that domain on the blockchain finds the appropriate address, and sends. It’s that simple.

To add your cryptocurrency addresses simply select Manage on the My Domains section of the website.

when entering the .zil or .crypto addresses in coinbase for example to send crypto , it says “please enter a valid address” error. what am i missing?

2 possible issues:

After claiming a domain to the blockchain you must add coin addresses to the domain (we currently support around 70 as shown here):

Funds need to be sent from the growing list of supported apps like Coinbase wallet (but not Coinbase Exchange yet):

If you still have a problem please email the details to thanks.