Feature Guide

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.

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Search for a Domain

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.

Find a Domain
  1. Domain Is Available

    You will see the price and be able to check out. The base price is a one-time 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 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

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.

  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, or Pay by Crypto page tabs as your payment method.


What is Metamask?

We recommend Metmask wallet for claiming and storing .crypto domains.

.crypto domains are an ERC721 on the Ethereum blockchain and Metamask is an Ethereum Wallet extension that works with most browsers. With Metamask, you can directly connect your wallet to UnstoppableDomains.com, making it easy to store and manage your domains.

You can download Metamask here and this video covers the setup process.

Cryptocurrency Wallet Security Best Practices:

  1. Write your seed phrase down on multiple pieces of paper.
  2. Store your seed phrase in a secret place.
  3. Do not store your seed phrase online.
  4. Never reveal your seed phrase. Your seed phrase is the “key” to your wallet. You want to make sure you are the only person who has access to it.
  5. Here is a deep dive on Metamask security.

Troubleshooting Metamask

If you are experiencing issues with Metamask, we recommend these troubleshooting steps below.

General Tips:
  • Web page must be refreshed after adding the Metamask extension.
  • Metamask wallet needs to be unlocked with your password before use.
  • If you have another “web3 extension wallet” downloaded, disable it before using Metamask.
  • Disable ad blockers.
Metamask With Brave:
  • As per general Metamask tips above
  • From the browser menu top right select Settings, then Extensions option and change the dropdown option for Web3 provider for using Dapps from the default Ask to Metamask (or Crypto Wallets if using Brave inbuilt wallet). Refresh the page.

If you do not want to use Metamask, this guide covers the other options available.

Connect Wallet

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Connect an Ethereum wallet to manage .crypto domains:

Connect your Wallet
  1. Go to Account Settings


  2. Select Add Wallet


  3. Select .crypto


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

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    • Web3 allows you to connect wallets such as Metamask
    • 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

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.

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

Claiming .crypto domains
Claim a Domain
  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 Crypto Addresses

Setting Up Your Domains 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.

Add Crypto Addresses
  1. Select My Domains


  2. Select Manage next to your domain.


  3. Add your cryptocurrency addresses in the correct field.

    Add your cryptocurrency addresses in the correct field.


Send Money

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

Send Money
  1. Open a supporting wallet


  2. Type in your domain


  3. Send. It’s that easy!


Transfer

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.

Transfer a Domain
  1. Go to My Domains


  2. Select Manage next to your domain.


  3. Select the Transfer tab


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


  5. Sign the transaction with your web3 wallet


Build 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:

    • Select My Domains
    • Select Manage next to the domain you want to use.
    • Add your IPFS hash in the “IPFS” field.

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

    Steps:

    • Select Manage next to the domain you want to use.
    • Select the Website tab
    • Select the Choose A Template
    • Customize your template

  3. Upload your own website files to our IPFS Uploader

    Steps:

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

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 domain websites can also be viewed in Opera for Android.

Downloads:

Add Unstoppable Extension
  1. Opera for Android (supports .crypto)


  2. Unstoppable Extension for Chrome, Brave and Opera desktop (supports .crypto and .zil).


  3. Unstoppable Blockchain Browser (supports .crypto and .zil)


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