Types of TLDs and Domain Names

Tld and Domains names types

When investing in domain names and TLDs on Freename, it can be overwhelming to be presented with the search box and asked to type in what you’d like to purchase. Sometimes your choice can be influenced by something you’ve seen or heard or read recently; or something you’ve always wanted to own. I think in many cases, especially if you’ve thought about owning a top-level domain name for a long time, get it now before someone else does make sense. If the string that you’ve always wanted is available and important to you, and if you can get it for the right price it’s best to act.

But then after you get the TLD or the domain names that you’ve always wanted, you may sit back and evaluate investing in domain names and TLDs that other people may want to buy from you in the future.  While it helps to also have an interest or passion in the TLD or domain name you buy, in many cases you’re simply trying to buy something that you think a lot of other people like in the future; and possibly pay you a higher price in the resale market.

As with any investment please do your own research and this blog is not intended to provide investment advice. It’s always best to understand all the aspects of what you’re investing in and we invite you to explore the free name top-level domains and domain names with that in mind.

This post will look at the things that come into play when you’re thinking about buying domain names for investment purposes.   This week, we’ll talk about the attributes of the domain name and next week cover the purpose of the domain name or the subject.

So when you are looking for attributes of a good domain name or TLD the most important over the past 30 years has been the length of the TLD or domain name.  For the rest of this post, I’ll simply combine domains and TLDs into “names” unless I’m talking about specifically TLDs or specifically Domain Names.(Comprising the left and the right side of a dot)

In many cases, a short name will be the most valuable.  It’s the easiest to remember and also has the least amount of substitution usually, meaning there are fewer substitutes that are as good or as short as the domain name you’re considering. Sometimes this can mean that domain names will have letters or numbers or a combination of the two.

 I’ll talk about numbers in a second but when it comes to letters 1 2 3 and 4 character names have been valuable over time because there’s a limited number of each, and in many cases, the name can be a person’s initials, a company’s initials, the stock trading symbol of a company or the TV or radio station call letters. Three-letter domain names are also used around the world as airport codes which means many cities have become known by their 3-letter airport code, making that domain have both short length and popularity.

Numbers have become valuable in short names for three main reasons. In many cases numbers when sounded out in English can sound like words in other languages or phrases. Therefore it’s easy for another country around the world to sound out the numbers that many people mean in English and then it sounds like the word in their native language. 

Secondly, numbers can have lexicographic, mythical, or translation meanings which inspire feelings of good luck or fortune. People can have favorite lucky numbers or numbers with special meanings.

The third of many other reasons, numbers are popular is that numbers have become identifiers of a group of people in a club. For instance, if you’re in a 9999 Club, it’s made up of people that have domain names that are all four numbers long, and that identify you as a member of a 2, 3, or 4 number club or group in a certain top-level domain name.  In this same grouping can be numbers representing the exact number of a popular NFT collection.

In many cases, short names carry a premium price when you’re buying a domain name or TLD, but at the same time, you’re getting an attractive name that may pay benefits more than the premium price that you have to pay for its acquisition.

The second type of domain name that’s attractive to investors is made up of keywords. Whether you choose one two or three keywords, those words can represent dictionary words, the names of cities, surnames, and first names used around the world, any type of noun or adjective, or popular terms searched online.   These words are known and it is well known how to spell and use them, meaning less repeating the name or spelling when sharing.

So when you’re looking at keyword domain names you may have an advantage because you may be familiar with keywords that are popular in specific Industries or trends, that may or may not be assessed a premium fee call Len in which case you can buy a great name and your specific industry for the regular price, and even less sometimes with the attractive coupons from freename.

 Geo names can be attractive because you can build a community based upon the fact that everyone knows the name of the city that they live in now, once lived in, or maybe traveling to or thinking about living in the future.   First and last names can be popular because people may want to have the shortest representation of their name as a t l d or a domain name.

 There are other types of domain names that can also be popular even if they’re longer than two or three words, in many cases, these are phrases, or else what is called geo combo domain names where you combine a city or state or country, with the profession or other keyword.

Investors Tip.  In many cases over the years smart investors have been able to find domain names attractive for the regular price but still meaningful. Some of the ways that investors have gone to find names that are made up of a combination of letters or numbers, abbreviations, or singular or plural versions of names where the singular or plural carries a premium price.

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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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