Updates on the Handshake naming protocol + ecosystem
Name Claims -- There is an open discussion on extending the time to claim Alexa 100k names beyond the initial four year reserve period (Feb 2024), with an extension of "4 more years" (a total of 8 since genesis) proposed.
HandyHost -- Host, compute and browse, decentralized. HandyHost is an all-in-one suite to manage DWeb protocols and assets from your desktop or mobile web browser for Siacoin / DVPN / Akash.
Bob Wallet -- The Kyokan team with updates across Bob Wallet with SPV mode coming in the next version along with a new backend and API for the Bob Wallet chrome extension.
Updates from Namecheap, HNSsearch, Fingertip, Namebase and more as NamesCon wraps up and Handshake approaches 2M names opened.
HNS PR Review Club -- A weekly club for reviewing Handshake Core Pull Requests had its first meeting. The club’s first commit to review was increasing test coverage for the chain.
The first million names is the hardest. It took 443 days to reach one million names on Handshake. 143 days later, we’re weeks away from the two million name mark.
Niami -- The Handshake name rating site is becoming a block explorer, too. Measure name rarity, bid in auctions, and search the blockchain from a single place.
LINDA -- The Handshake search engine, HNSsearch, is developing an indexer to crawl the decentralized web. Help by providing a sitemap and have a robots.txt file on your site.
Subdomains -- Gift subdomains on Namebase under any Handshake domain you own. From the initial airdrop, Handshake has always been an experiment in the gift economy.
Namecheap -- The registrar announced the listing of its first ten Handshake TLDs. This is the start of an effort to lean into Handshake from Namecheap, the second largest registrar globally.
Forever Domains -- A new breed of decentralized names using Handshake TLDs and Ethereum SLDs. The .Forever TLD has no owner and permanently delegates DNS authority to a nameserver running on Ethereum.
Fingertip -- An open source, lightweight Handshake resolver Use DANE to access websites hosted on HNS domains, HIP-5 domains like .badass or, even, ENS domains with EIP-1158 data.
DANE -- Understand the shortcomings of Certificate Authorities, DNS-based Authentication of Named Entities (DANE) as an alternative, and its relation to Handshake.
Cryptonetwork namespace -- From Connext to DCDN acquiring their TLD, namespace is part of a cryptonetwork’s progressive move towards decentralized, always on services.
HNSsearch AMA -- The recording covers the upcoming V2 release, several roadmap items, how blockchains are changing the role of search engines, and more.
ProjectDWeb -- The DWeb foundation announced the 8 projects accepted into the incubator including the Puma Browser, Shakestats, ArGo, HandyWiki, + Indigitus.
Wrapped HNS is here -- WHNS brings liquidity and access for Handshake to Ethereum. And makes it possible to interact with DeFi i.e. HNS loans to use as blinds.
Badass.Domains is doing badass things -- the project that forked ENS to run on Handshake top level domains is now the first implementation of EIP-1185 (DNS on ENS).
If a hentai character can produce something meaningful, so can you -- anon dev Kurumi discusses their vision for HNS and building robust, stable software to get there.
Moving up the stack -- Indigitus nodes are dWeb-based internet routers fitted with Handshake resolvers inside.