The Union of Web2 and Web3 with WebUnited

web2 and web3

Web3 domains have been making quite a buzz as they pave the way for decentralized Internet and digital ownership. But web2 domains still dominate the Internet that we know and use, and these domains are not going away soon. The objective of web3 is not to completely replace web2 but to serve as an alternative to the traditional domain system.

In this regard, Freename is making a huge stride by launching a joint venture with ShortDot, a reputed top-level domain (TLD) registrar. This joint venture bridges the gap between web2 and web3 technologies, allowing both sides to leverage each other’s strengths and benefits. Read on to learn more about how this partnership can shape the future of the World Wide Web.

Freename and ShortDot – A Strategic Partnership

Ever since the release of web3, Freename has carved a reputation as one of the best platforms to purchase and own web3 TLDs. On the other hand, ShortDot – a subsidiary of My Commodity SA, is a well-known web2 domain registrar, offering a wide range of TLD extensions such as .icu, .bond, .cfd, and more.

So, what exactly does their partnership mean, and what is WebUnited?

WebUnited – The Bridge between Web2 and Web3

The joint venture by Freename and ShortDot, Webunited offers various services that seamlessly bridge the gap between web2 and web3 domains.

Freename has been working towards building a robust web3 ecosystem, which involves different platforms and decentralized applications (dApps) for payments, emails, video conferencing, website building, and much more. Now, by joining hands with ShortDot, they are enabling web2 domains to become a part of this ecosystem.

WebUnited offers two major services:

1.   Domain Mirroring Service

With the domain mirroring service, web2 registrars can mirror their entire domains on the blockchain, essentially decentralizing the domains and leveraging the robust security of blockchain technology. These mirrored domains can be offered through web2 registrars, making them more accessible for people interested in web3 domains.

This initiative aims to seamlessly integrate traditional Internet domains with the decentralized Web3 environment, opening up new domain registration and management possibilities.

2.   API Integration

WebUnited offers unique APIs that can be integrated by web2 registrars, which enables them to offer web3 domains on their platform. Since web3 is still in a budding phase, there are not as many registrars and platforms offering web2 domains.

In contrast, there are countless reputed web2 domain registrars who have been offering domains for years or even decades. With WebUnited’s API, such web2 registrars can also integrate web3 domains into their platform, making such domains more accessible for people. Once they start offering such domains, the API enables them to manage registrations for web3 domains.

The Impact of WebUnited’s Innovative Solution

By uniting both web2 and web3 domains, WebUnited presents huge potential shortly. Here’s how it can impact the digital landscape:

  • Web3 domains will become more popular and easily accessible if web2 registries can also offer web3 domains on their platform.
  • Web2 domains can be mirrored on the blockchain, thus adapting the underlying infrastructure of web3 domains. That means existing websites can also connect with other web3 applications and become a part of the web3 ecosystem.

Consider all the businesses that have been running their website for years. These web2 domains have worked for many years to build traffic and brand image with these websites. If such businesses were to be interested in web3, they can’t just start over with new domains on blockchain.

With WebUnited, many such businesses can seamlessly transfer their domains to web3 to connect with web3 email services, secure crypto payments, and other useful services.

The Impact of WebUnited on Stakeholders

The collaboration between Freename and ShortDot, resulting in WebUnited, has the potential to reshape the digital landscape and provide significant advantages to various stakeholders.

  • Businesses and Website Owners: For businesses that have established their online presence with web2 domains, this partnership is a game-changer. They can seamlessly transition to web3, unlocking a world of possibilities.
  • Web Domain Registrars: Web2 domain registrars can benefit from WebUnited by expanding their service offerings. With domain mirroring on the blockchain and API integration, they can attract a broader customer base interested in web3 domains.
  • Web3 Enthusiasts and Developers: Web3 proponents benefit from this partnership as it facilitates easier access to web3 domains. The integration of web3 domains into established web2 platforms makes the transition to the decentralized web more accessible and attractive to developers and enthusiasts.
  • General Internet Users: As web3 domains become more readily available, the average internet user may experience a more secure and user-centric online experience. The integration of web3 domains with web2 websites opens up opportunities for enhanced security, privacy, and user control.

Conclusion

The union of Web2 and Web3 through WebUnited represents a significant step in the evolution of the Internet. While Web3 domains promise decentralization and digital ownership, Web2 domains continue to dominate. Freename’s partnership with ShortDot, resulting in WebUnited, serves as a bridge between these two worlds.

This innovative solution brings both worlds together, fostering a future where the traditional and decentralized web coexist, ensuring a more inclusive and versatile digital landscape for all stakeholders.

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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!

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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!

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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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