Unstoppable Domains Feature Guide

Wallets for .zil domains are different to .crypto domains and you should use this guide to set up a wallet and claim a .zil domain.

This .crypto Feature Guide is split into the following sections:

WHAT IS A BLOCKCHAIN DOMAIN?

SEARCH FOR A DOMAIN

BUY A DOMAIN

CONNECT WALLET

CLAIM TO BLOCKCHAIN

ADD CRYPTOCURRENCY ADDRESSES

SEND CRYPTOCURRENCY

LAUNCH DECENTRALIZED WEBSITE

VIEW WEBSITE

TRANSFER DOMAIN

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WHAT IS A BLOCKCHAIN DOMAIN?

New extensions (like .com or .info) launched as smart contracts on public blockchains. .crypto is an ERC 721 on the Ethereum blockchain. Blockchain domains are stored by their owners in their wallet like a cryptocurrency, no third party can take them away. Pay once and you own the domain for life, no renewal fees.

To search for a domain - go to UnstoppableDomains.com and type a name into the search bar on the homepage. You can type in English characters or numbers for now, with no spaces. More types of domains will be registrable in the future.

You could see the following responses:
1. Domain is available - You will see the price and be able to check out. The base price is a one-off payment of $40 for a .crypto domain and $20 for a .zil domain, with no renewal fees.

2. Taken - This domain has already been registered. You can see if the domain has cryptocurrency addresses attached, whether a website has been set up, and whether the owner is listing it for sale.

3. Premium domain - this domain will be available later so it’s worth adding to your Watchlist. Premium domains are more desirable and more expensive. They start at $80. Premium domains shorter than 5 characters as well as the top domains have not been released yet. Read more here.


4. Protected domains - you can Watchlist these domains as some might become available at a later date.

BUY A DOMAIN

To complete a purchase you need to:
1. Add domains to your cart
2. Select Checkout
3. If you are not buying with Store Credit choose between Pay by Card, Pay by PayPal, Pay by Crypto or Pay by Crypto.com page tabs as your payment method.

CONNECT WALLET

.crypto

Connect an Ethereum wallet to manage .crypto domains:
1. Go to Account Settings


2. Select “Add Wallet”

3. Select .crypto
4. Choose which method you want to use to connect your wallet

.crypto
i. Web3 allows you to connect wallets such as Metamask
ii. WalletConnect allows you to connect a variety of mobile wallets

5. Sign the transaction from your wallet.


6. Your wallet has been added to your account.

CLAIM TO BLOCKCHAIN

Domains are assets on the blockchain. They are self custody, you store them yourself with a private key, just like a cryptocurrency.

Claiming is the process of pushing your domain on to the blockchain. This process takes 5 to 10 minutes depending on network congestion. Once complete, you have full custody over the domain.

There is a slight difference between the .crypto and .zil claim methods:

You will be asked to verify your email address when connecting a wallet and claiming your domains.

Claiming .crypto domains

1. Click Menu icon

2. Go to My Domains

3. Select one or more domains that you want to claim.

4. Press the CLAIM .CRYPTO button.

5. Click SEND CODE BY EMAIL and you will receive an email with a confirmation code.

6. Enter the confirmation code and the domain will be claimed to the Ethereum blockchain.

ADD CRYPTOCURRENCY ADDRESSES

Setting Up Your Domain For Payments
To set up your domain to receive money - log into Unstoppable Domains, go to My Domains, select the domain you would like to Manage, enter and save your cryptocurrency addresses.

Steps:
1. Select My Domains.
2. Select Manage next to your domain.
3. Add your cryptocurrency addresses in the correct field.

You will be asked to sign a message from your wallet to verify that you are the owner of the domain. This generates a blockchain transaction that adds your crypto addresses to your domains. This takes 5 to 10 minutes depending on network congestion.

Make sure you sign the transaction with the wallet you claimed the domain to.

You have now replaced your complicated addresses with your domain name!

SEND CRYPTOCURRENCY

Now that you have set up your domain - time to receive money

1. Open a supporting wallet
2. Type in your domain
3. Send. It’s that easy!

To see our growing list of supporting wallets - check out the Wallets and Applications section on our homepage.

LAUNCH DECENTRALIZED WEBSITE

Launch Website

There are three ways to deploy a website with your domain:

1. Build a website yourself and attach your IPFS hash to your domain.

Steps:

2. Select a template from our marketplace, customize, and deploy to IPFS with one click.

Steps:

Customize your template


Select Publish To IPFS

3. Upload your own website files to our IPFS Uploader

  • Go to My Domains
  • Select My Domains
  • Select Manage next to the domain you want to use.
  • Select the Website tab
  • Upload your files to the IPFS Uploader

  • Select Save Changes

In all methods - you will be asked to sign a transaction from your wallet to verify you are the owner of the domain. This will process a transaction on the blockchain.

VIEW WEBSITE

To view .crypto and .zil websites - download the Unstoppable Blockchain Browser or the Unstoppable Chrome Extension. Once installed, your .crypto and .zil domains will resolve in your browser like a .com domain. Your .crypto domains websites can also be viewed in Opera for Android.

TRANSFER DOMAIN

You can transfer a blockchain domain within seconds, permissionessly, anywhere in the world for a few cents. This is a major improvement over the traditional domain system that has up to 30 day waiting periods and high fees.

1. Go to My Domains
2. Select the“Transfer” tab


3. Enter the address you want to transfer the domain to

4. Sign the transaction with your web3 wallet

The guide above covers the basics of each feature of blockchain domains, like moving a domain to the blockchain (Claim) and building a website etc.

We have more detailed guides for specific wallets and browsers. These can be found by searching this site for terms like “Trust wallet”, “Coinbase”, “Brave” and “Opera” etc.

If you require assistance please ask in our Telegram group or email support@unstoppabledomains.com.