Hi, I want to gift two Handshake TLDs to the Bprotocol community - “.BPROTOCOL” and “.BPRO”.
Handshake is a decentralized naming protocol for allocating ownership rights to Top Level Domains (TLD), such as a .com or a .org, which one can use for websites, email addresses, or crypto addresses. Handshake users can purchase the rights to a TLD through an auction system, where participants submit bids in the form of HNS tokens. The winning bidder then registers the TLD under their cryptographic keys by entering the pair into Handshake’s PoW blockchain, which acts as a distributed alternative to Certificate Authorities (CAs).
The Handshake blockchain seeks to be compatible with the current centralized DNS system but to function in a decentralized, permissionless and censorship resistant manner.
Unlike similar projects in crypto space (unstoppable domains, ENS …) Handshake focused on the decentralization of the DNS root zone, so that a person or community is the sole owner of the TLD. This means that the TLD is not rented and does not need to be renewed domain every year as is the case with the SLD.
For TLDR, at the end of the post I will leave useful links about Handshake.
What are the benefits of Bprotocol from these TLD names?
- Digital presentation and recognition of protocol on social networks, forums, content platforms, etc.
- Connecting with dweb projects like Handshake and Sia that have a pretty strong community.
- Increasing awareness of Bprotocol in the target market - among “decentralized internet” users.
- Use of SLD, dlinks and other features within the Bprotocol community (i.e. user.bprotocol, user.bpro). I think it can only connect and strengthen the community more
what can Bprotocol lose? Nothing (if I am wrong feel free to correct me).
This can only have a positive effect on marketing and better connectivity and coordination within the community.
It is only necessary to create an account on the Namebase exchange in order to transfer TLD assets (via the email with which the account was created).
Since this is a gift to the community, should the Namebase account be multi-sig controlled? In my opinion, it is not a problem if the account is owned by the founder or tmarketing team.
What community think about that?
Resources about Handshake and protocol ecosystem: