What is a Multi-Chain Domain Name System?

The OpenName smart contract is fully deployed on multiple public chains, and domain names can be transferred across any of the OpenName-supported public chains, achieving true multi-chain.

What is an OpenName TLD?

A TLD (top-level domain) is the highest level of a domain name, located after the final dot. For example, in the domain name 'thank.you', '.you' is the TLD. When you register a TLD, you can promote it and earn 70% of the domain registration fees.

How to Earn with OpenName?

There are two ways to earn income through OpenName:

  1. OpenName invitation program: You can generate an exclusive invitation link from OpenName invite interface. Whenever a user registers a domain name or TLD through your link, you can receive up to 25% of the referral fees as commission.

  2. Registering one or more TLDs: When you register a TLD, you can promote it and earn 70% of the domain registration fees whenever someone uses your TLD to register a domain. This process is executed by the smart contract, and the revenue is automatically credited without manual operation.

How is OpenName priced?

Both OpenName's domains and TLDs are priced based on their character length. The minimum price for a domain is $0.99/year, and the minimum price for a TLD is $99/year (excluding special TLDs).

What are the differences between OpenName and other domain services?

  • OpenName offers multi-chain functionality, allowing domain names to operate on multiple chains.

  • OpenName enables true cross-chain domain name transfers, allowing seamless movement of domain names across different chains.

  • OpenName provides a low-cost, high-quality domain name service, where users can register the best domains and TLDs at very affordable prices.

  • OpenName is not only the leading TLDs and Domains platform in Web3, but also allows users to create their own domain ecosystem and earn revenue.

What does cancel hierarchy mean?

As we know, traditional Web2 domain names have a hierarchical relationship, for example, the Web2 domain name "app.open.name" is a subdomain of "open.name" and can only be created by the domain name holder of "open.name."

In OpenName, creating Web3 domain names such as "app.open.name" does not require the consent of the "open.name" domain name holder. They are two independent Web3 domain names without any hierarchical relationship.

Why cancel the hierarchical relationship?

OpenName cancels the hierarchical relationship between different domain names, and users can create domain names without hierarchical restrictions, which maximizes the freedom to create personalized and unique domain names and shows more creativity.

Is OpenName decentralized?

Yes, OpenName is a decentralized domain name system that runs on multiple chains.

What is the Primary Name setting?

OpenName can map a blockchain address to an OpenName domain name. With this feature, you can set a unique username for any blockchain address. After setting it, you can see your main name in the DApps that we support.

What is the difference between OpenName and other domain name services?

  • We cancel the hierarchical relationship of domain names, allowing users to create domain names freely without hierarchical restrictions.

  • We provide a variety of suffixes for users to choose from.

  • We achieve multi-chain domain names, allowing domain names to run on multiple chains.

  • We achieve true cross-chain transfer of domain names, allowing domain names to transfer seamlessly across multiple chains.

What happens if I forget to renew my domain name registration?

After your domain name expires, there is a 90-day grace period during which the owner cannot edit the record but can still re-register the domain name. After the grace period, the Dutch auction process will be executed, and anyone can participate in registering the domain name but needs to pay a premium fee. The fee will gradually decrease linearly within 21 days, and the released domain name will continue to resolve to your address until the new owner overrides it.

Can I transfer (sell) domains/TLDs to others?

Yes, you can transfer the domain/TLDs to another address by modifying the domain name holder.

Can I renew any domain/TLDs?

We support you to renew any domain/TLD, but renewing a domain/TLDs that does not belong to you does not mean that you can obtain ownership of the domain/TLDs.

After registering a domain name, what management operations can I perform?

  • You can set the main name as your web3 account.

  • Set your address, decentralized website, and social media information on the domain name details page. After setting your public address, you can receive payments using your main name.

  • You can change your chain information or cancel the main name setting at any time.

When will cross-chain transfer fail? How to handle failure?


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