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Namesdao, the .xch Name Service for the Chia Blockchain

Welcome to Namesdao - The .xch Name Service for the Chia Blockchain

More than 3,400 .xch Namesdao names registered including chiaproject.xch, bramcohen.xch and hoffmang.xch

As covered by XCH Central’s blog, XCH Foundation & Digital Spaceport on YouTube, and Hemadao in China

Check Name Availability

A Namesdao .xch Name is:

  • a simple wallet address you can give to people
  • a personal payment page when you add .am namesdao.xch.am
  • a website/domain name you can point to your own website

Namesdao has three options for .xch names, depending on your budget, from free to around $5 per year.

Names Like Token Cost or XCH Cost Namespace
JoeIsMyName.xch 5 NAME 0.24 XCH Zero-Underscore (0u), 7+ chars
_Space.xch 0.5 NAME 0.018 XCH Single-Underscore (1u), 5+ chars
___Ribbit.xch Free! (0.001 AIR)
or 0.001 SBX
1 mojo of XCH Triple-Underscore (3u), 5+ chars

Register a .xch Name

With Goby Wallet, using XCH

Just head to https://dapp.namesdao.org/

On Your Cell Phone, using XCH

Android/iOS: Evergreen Mobile App using XCH

With Chia Wallet, using NAME tokens

  1. Get some NAME token via Dexie (or for a triple-underscore free name, ask for some AIR token in our Discord)

  2. Send your 5 NAME tokens (or 0.5 NAME or 0.001 AIR, see above) to: xch1jhye8dmkhree0zr8t09rlzm9cc82mhuqtp5tlmsj4kuqvs69s2wsl90su4 and click on “Show Advanced Options” and enter in “Memo” the name you want, e.g. ThisName.xch

  3. Wait a minute or two and check the NFT in the Chia Wallet for your new Namesdao .xch Name!

Note: If you want to check on the name availability, see the form at the top of this page. Names must be 7 or more letters or numbers at this moment for names with no underscores at the beginning, or 5 or more letters or numbers for names with 1 or 3 underscores at the beginning.

  1. In your Chia wallet, you can also add NAME (or AIR) to your token list so you see your tokens better. The Asset Id for NAME is 4c4380af7d15c896d9e6266f322ac494c398803032eef56f2ab65877956d007f (and the Asset Id for AIR is 824c71e37ac660006e03f7884561e7a124d930460ae1506a9c234c06ebc6aa1d)
    • After clicking on “Tokens” in the top left, click on “Manage Token List” at the bottom left:
    • Click on the plus sign “+” at the top right edge of the menu that pops up:
    • Fill in the name “NAME” and the Asset Id: 4c4380af7d15c896d9e6266f322ac494c398803032eef56f2ab65877956d007f

Use a .xch Name

More options and info for advanced users below!

Plus check out our About Page to learn more about our highly experienced team, one of the best in the Chia space

Check out our Dapp website for lots of more goodies

Namesdao Firsts include…

  • First Name Service to launch on the Chia blockchain
  • First Wallet to support .xch names
  • First PGP/gpg-encrypted memos on the Chia blockchain
  • First Service Usable from Chia Wallet using Memo’s
  • First two-letter xch TLD extension Name Service / Personalized Payment Page (.cx/.am)
  • First .xch name supporting payment Dapp for browser extension wallets
  • First blockchain with free tier in a Name Service
  • First error messages/refunds using memo’s to indicate cause
  • First Command-line interface to support .xch names & CAT2 token transfers (for reg)
  • First DNS resolution via Chia blockchain
  • First Chia blockchain app using DID metadata

Milestones

  • More than 3,400 names registered
  • DNS resolution via Chia blockchain
  • Simplified registration, eliminating need to indicate destination address for the Name
  • Released auto-refunds for failed registrations made with NAME tokens
  • Upgraded refund transactions to provide an error message / explanation in the memo
  • Released general availability of zero-underscore names
  • CHIP-0009, Chia Improvement Proposal created and submitted to the community
  • Upgraded Namesdao-cli to support registrations paid with NAME token, including cloaked registrations
  • Started staggered rollout of zero-underscore(0u) names
  • chia-crypto-utils adds Namesdao API support
  • Released cloaked registrations & upgraded namesdao-cli
  • Namesdao .xch wallet packaged for Ubuntu/Debian
  • Namesdao .xch wallet release
  • Faster Secondary Name Resolver
  • Dapp upgrade to default payment values
  • Released .xch.am personalized payment page
  • First secondary market sales of Namesdao .xch Name NFT’s
  • Released first paid tier, single-underscore names
  • Namedrop of single-underscore names to triple-underscore namesholders
  • Released .xch.cx personalized payment page
  • Released dapp for easy registration and payments using .xch name
  • Namesdao-cli release for making XCH payments
  • Register with XCH
  • Launch with free triple-underscore tier w/ CATs payment
  • Free AIR token distribution

Biggest Misconceptions about Namesdao

  • Some people think “Name resolution is centralized” - No, the Chia blockchain is the primary name resolver :)
  • Some people think “It’s a domain name” - Yes, and it’s also more than that, since it’s an NFT and it’s also a wallet address! :)

More Notes

Your .xch name is case-insensitive, but the NFT will store the capitalization you used when you requested the name and have that available as a Display Name attribute, and also use that name in the NFT image we create for your .xch name.

We’ll be generating offers for NAME tokens in XCH at the rate of approximately $1 per NAME token at the time of offer creation, at the present time.

Namesdao is in the process of building a decentralized name registration solution to complement its existing decentralized name resolution. Names can be used to send tokens using our Goby wallet-integrated dapp at https://dapp.namesdao.org/ or our open source command-line interface, namesdao-cli. Stay tuned for news about more support. These two methods initially use our secondary cache lookup provided as a convenience.

Note: Names initially may be up to 100 characters long, but may not be 62 characters long.

You may pay more than the minimum registration fee. Any additional amount will be considered a contribution to Namesdao and much appreciated.

The Goby-wallet-integrated dapp only supports payment in XCH at this moment. We hope to add NAME token payment support in the not too distant future.

The XCH registration price may be updated over time, e.g. monthly, check our website for latest details

Namesdao .xch Names leverage the extensive infrastructure of Chia NFT1 names, including offers, transfers, wallet support, NFT explorers and more. A Namesdao name may be sold or transferred easily. Existing names holders have placed names for sales at prices from 0.42069 XCH, up to 666 XCH.

Namesdao .xch names are provided without warranty or guaranty and Namesdao’s liability shall be limited to the registration fee paid to Namesdao, excluding the Chia blockchain transaction fee. This is an experimental product in an early beta test release.

Thank you all for support and encouragement, and a special thanks for the mentions on Twitter and other social networks.

Namesdao is not affiliated with the Chia Network corporation.

Copyright 2022 Namesdao