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How to access Web3 domains on traditional browsers: Freename Domains Resolver

Web3 domains, also known as decentralized websites, offer a unique and exciting way to experience the internet through the use of blockchain technology. These websites provide a more secure and decentralized way of storing and accessing website data, and while they may not currently be accessible on traditional browsers such as Google Chrome, there is a solution available! Introducing Freename.io’s new product, the Freename Domains Resolver. This Browser extension allows users to easily paste web3 domains and access them directly on traditional browsers such as Google Chrome, Brave, Firefox and Opera. Say goodbye to the frustration of not being able to access decentralized websites and upgrade your browsing experience with Freename Domains Resolver. Download now at Freename.io!

Why is there a difference between Web 2 and Web 3 domains?

When starting a new business, one of the first steps is registering a website and choosing the right top-level domain (TLD). While the traditional ‘.com’ TLD is still widely used, the rise of Web 3 technology has introduced new TLDs such as ‘.eth’. This raises the question of how to stand out in a competitive market and what the differences are between Web 2 and Web 3 domains.

Web 2 domains are managed by the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN is responsible for standardizing and maintaining the naming system for the internet. They act as a central repository for all IP addresses and manage a registry of domain name registrars. When searching for a website, a DNS lookup procedure takes place to match the TLD with the relevant IP address. Any registrar certified by ICANN can sell domains at any price, with ICANN charging a set fee for their service.

However, there are several issues with ICANN. One of the main problems is the excessive costs of applying for a new TLD. This process costs $185,000 for a 10-year period, as well as an annual fee of $25,000. Additionally, ICANN has not accepted any new applications since 2012 and does not plan to until 2025 or later. This means their model cannot scale to the needs of the Web 3 industry, limiting growth to only 1,000 new extensions to TLDs. Furthermore, ICANN is a centralized organization, meaning they hold a lot of power over the internet and can set rules and regulations as they see fit, while collecting all the royalties and charging a transaction fee of $0.25.

Web 3 firms, such as Freename.io, aim to address these issues by removing the centralization of domain name registries and using blockchain-based infrastructure. Their multichain approach allows them to rely on peer-to-peer networks that don’t need a central body to verify or issue domain names. This democratizes the industry and provides users with more freedom and control over their domain names.

It’s important to note that Web 3 firms are not directly competing with ICANN and cannot be regulated by them. ICANN’s influence is limited to Web 2 domains. However, ICANN’s ability to regulate and avoid scams such as brand identity theft is becoming less relevant as better regulations and blockchain infrastructures are developed.

Freename.io offers several benefits that Web 2 registrars don’t. One of the main benefits is the freedom from centralized control, with no renewal fees and the ability to generate income through royalties. Additionally, using a Web 3 provider like Freename.io allows creators and businesses to secure their brand identity, as big brands like Microsoft are filing new trademarks every day. By using a blockchain domain, users have full ownership over it and they pay no fees.

Overall, while ICANN has been the traditional method of registering and managing domains, the rise of Web 3 technology has brought new options to the table. Web 3 firms like Freename.io offer a decentralized and more cost-effective alternative, allowing users to have more freedom and control over their domain names while still being able to secure their brand identity.

Ok, how can I access Web3 domains now?

Currently, the only way to access web3 domains is through specialized web3 browsers. These include:

  • Brave: Brave is a web3 browser that is built on top of the Chromium engine. It is designed to provide users with a fast and secure browsing experience, while also giving them the ability to access web3 domains and dApps.
  • Opera: Opera is a web3 browser that is built on top of the Chromium engine. It includes a built-in web3 wallet and allows users to access web3 domains and dApps.
  • Trust: Trust is a mobile browser that is built on top of the Chromium engine. It allows users to access web3 domains and dApps, and also includes a built-in wallet for storing and managing cryptocurrencies.
  • Cipher: Cipher is a mobile browser that is built on top of the Chromium engine. It allows users to access web3 domains and dApps, and also includes a built-in wallet for storing and managing cryptocurrencies.

As you can see, Web3 browsers require a separate download because they are built with specific protocols and technologies that are not compatible with traditional browsers. These browsers have special features such as built-in wallets and the ability to interact with smart contracts, which are necessary for accessing web3 domains.

These browsers require users to download and install them to access web3 domains. This can be a barrier for many users who are not familiar with the technology or are hesitant to download unfamiliar software.

The solution?

The Freename Domains Resolver.

Freename.io is a company that has developed a solution for accessing web3 domains on traditional browsers. Their product, the Freename Domains Resolver, is a Browser extension that allows users to paste web3 domains and access them directly within several different browsers as Chrome, Brave, Opera or Firefox. This eliminates the need for a separate download and makes accessing web3 domains easy and convenient for users.

Unlock the power of WEB3 Domains with Freename.io.

Don’t let the barriers of WEB2 browsers hold you back from accessing the future of the internet. With Freename, you can easily access web3 domains on your traditional browser without any additional downloads. Check out Freename.io and try the Freename Domains Resolver.

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How does it work?

Accordingly to the day when you will finalise your purchase, you have the right to receive from 1 to 3 NFT Domains for FREE!

Once you have completed your order, within 48h you will automatically receive on www.freename.io platform, in your personal area “portfolio” the randomly assigned NFT Domain/s.

You can chose on which blockchain you want to mint on and minting fee is covered by Freename!

HOW TO USE COUPONS:

Once you have added your favorite items to the cart, you proceed to “checkout” and add your coupon to the “coupon box”.

Said coupon will instantly do its magic and your due total will drop!

COUPON CODE CAN ONLY BE USED ONCE!
ENJOY YOUR SHOPPING AND GIFTS!

How does it work?

Once you have completed your order, you will automatically receive on www.freename.io platform, in your personal area “portfolio” the randomly assigned NFT Domain value $50 or if you’re lucky a randomly assigned TLD with value $699 (between these: .immersive; .multiverse; .freelancer; .cashback; .hologram)

you can chose on which blockchain you want to mint your NFT Domain/TLD on and minting fee is covered by Freename!

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Why do i Need a Wallet?

Freename domains are blockchain-based assets and would be minted and stored using a wallet. Users are required to mint and manage their domains using a Metamask or Coinbase-configured wallet. It must be a non-custodial wallet, meaning that one must own the private keys to the wallet in order to approve transactions via a signature.

To benefit from Freename Web 3 domains/TLDs, you must have a wallet. This is because Web 3 domains/TLDs are blockchain-based assets. Users can mint and manage their domains using Metamask or Coinbase-configured wallets.

Keep in mind that it must be a non-custodial wallet. You own the private keys to the wallet (in order to approve transactions via a signature).

Are the Domains Associated with ICANN?

ICANN does not manage freename.io domains. Freename.io believes their TLDs/domains must allow customers to operate independently. Freename.io wants to build a utility infrastructure, allowing customers to use their services for valuable and generative purposes. By leveraging blockchain technology, Freename Web 3 domains/TLDs have no centralized authority imposing rules and regulations.

What is a Wallet?

Every blockchain user requires a wallet in order to interact with the network. A wallet is essentially an account on the blockchain where transactions can be sent and received. It is also where one can store blockchain assets such as cryptocurrency or NFTs (non-fungible tokens). There is no personal information associated with a wallet and none is required to create one. A wallet consists of a public key and a private key. The public key can be safely shared with anyone who wishes to send assets to the corresponding wallet, however, the private key should not be shared and is the key to accessing the wallet in the event where access is lost or to create another instance.

A crypto wallet (cryptocurrency wallet) is software or hardware that enables users to store and use cryptocurrency. With cryptocurrencies, there isn’t any actual money to carry around in a wallet. They exist on the blockchain. Similarly to traditional bank transfers, crypto wallets enable users to send and receive cryptocurrencies, NFTs, etc.

A wallet consists of a public key and a private key. To receive assets, you share your public key associated with your wallet. You should NEVER share your private key.

How do i Claim my Earnings from Freename

ou can withdraw revenues generated passively through a cryptocurrency transfer. Connect your cryptocurrency wallet and, once your withdrawal request is confirmed, the desired amount is pulled from Freename’s reserves and conveniently delivered to you!

Claim your earnings by following these steps:

  1. Connect your cryptocurrency wallet to Freename.io
  2. Request a withdrawal
  3. Receive request confirmation
  4. Receive withdrawal directly to your wallet.

Can i Transfer Domains?

Yes. The domain is stored in your cryptocurrency wallet and can be transferred by you after you have minted it. Access your portfolio, select the TLD or Domain you wish to transfer and type the recipient’s address. Afterwards, you must paste the OTP code you received by mail to confirm the transaction. Keep in mind that currently, it is not possible to import the domain that has been transferred, but it will be possible soon!

Yes. Domains are transferable ONLY after a TLD/domain has been minted and stored in a user’s wallet.

To transfer the TLD (or domain), the user must:

  • Access their wallet
  • Select the item they want to transfer
  • Enter the recipient’s address.
  • Confirm the transaction by pasting the OTP received by email

In the future, Freename.io will support importing domains that have been transferred.

What about Trademarks?

Registering a trademark on your Freename Web3 TLD will allow you to protect your web3 TLD and your logo worldwide juridically.

From the moment you deposit a trademark request, your web3 TLD will be protected worldwide for 6 months awaiting for the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IGE.ch) to confirm and register the availability of your TLD.****

A trademark is any symbol, phrase, or word that allows customers to identify a company’s goods or services. Freename is a web3 domain/TLD provider that also provides trademark registration.

A user must reach out to the trademark department to register a trademark. To get your trademark filed for review at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, a user must provide the following:

  1. Complete a Know your customer (KYC)
  2. A list of TLDs they wish to trademark
  3. Proof of payment

Once these conditions are met, it takes one week for the trademark to be reviewed and logo/TLDs to be provided with six months of worldwide protection.

Is Minting the same as Buying?

Purchasing a TLD (or domain) on Freename and minting it on the blockchain are two distinct steps. When you purchase a TLD (or domain), the transaction is recorded in Freename’s database and not on the blockchain. Minting a TLD (or domain) on the blockchain requires a second step: log into the user’s personal area, select the TLD (or domain) and press “mint TLD” (or domain): done! Don’t worry, once you have purchased a Freename domain, no one can take it away from you!

No. Buying and Minting a TLD/domain are two different things.**

Buying **is the process of recording a transaction on Freename’s database and not on the blockchain.

Minting is the process of pushing a user’s domain from Freename.io data onto the public ledger of a blockchain and into a user’s wallet. Giving the user full control over the TLD/domain.

It is very easy to mint a domain/TLD once you purchase it. Simply:

  • Log into your personal area
  • Select the TLD (or domain)
  • Press “mint TLD” (or domain)

What is Domain Minting?

Minting is the process of publishing a Freename domain (or TLD) on the blockchain via your wallet to gain full custody of the domain. This means that the only person that has control over the domain (or TLD) is the person who controls (has access to) the wallet.

Minting is the process of pushing a user’s domain from Freename.io data onto the public ledger of a blockchain and into a user’s wallet. Giving the user full ownership over the domain.

Minting on Freename.io is as simple as the following steps:

  1. Go to the Freename.io website
  2. Enter the TLD/domain you want to buy in the search bar
  3. Add the TLD/domain to your cart
  4. Go to checkout
  5. Create a Freename.io account
  6. Purchase the TLD/domain with cryptocurrency or a credit card
  7. Go to “portfolio and incomes.”
  8. Click on mint TLD/domain

Which domains are Protected?

Protected domains and TLDs are domains and TLDs that we’ve detected are associated with a brand, organization, or notable person. We believe it is important to increase adoption for the next generation of the internet by helping to onboard brands into the Web3 era. If you are interested in applying for a Protected domain, please contact us.

TLDs/Domains associated with a notable person, brand or organization are considered Protected Domains. Protected domains help onboard brands in Web 3 increasing adoption. Protected domains also protect users from others impersonating/stealing their domains.

Reach out to Freename.io to apply for a protected domain.

Why use Freename?

Freename domains are unique by their very nature: only with Freename you can register domains with unique TLDs for your digital identity while passively earning money!

Freename.io is not only the leading TLD and Domains platform in Web 3, but also lets users generate passive income!

Owning a Freename Web 3 TLD entitles users to receive passive income whenever a domain is bought on their TLD. Users can register and mint TLD/domains of their choice if available.

What is a Domain?

A domain name is a string of letters and/or numbers that points to the IP address of the corresponding website. Generally, it is easier to remember a name than a long string of numbers.

A domain name is an address that people type into a browser bar to find a website. It consists of a Top-Level Domain (TLD), everything that comes after the dot, and the Second-Level Domain (SLD), everything that comes before the dot.

For example, “Freename.io” is the domain name, “Freename” is the SLD and “io” is the TLD.

Which Chains are Supported?

Freename has a multi-chain approach. You can choose on which Blockchain to mint your Web3 Domains and TLDs ranging Among Polygon, Cronos, and Binance.

A user can mint a Freename.io domain/TLD on the following blockchains:

  • Polygon
  • Cronos
  • Binance

Freename plans to expand its multi-chain approach by adding blockchains upon which domains can be minted.

Are there Renewal Fees?

No! Once you’ve bought a Freename Domain or TLD, it’s yours forever, no renewal fees ever!

No. There are no renewal fees on Freename.io. Once a user has paid a one-time payment for a domain/TLD, they own it. Forever.

This is the significant advantage of Web 3 domain/TLD over traditional alternatives.

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