Blockchain brand protection services from EnCirca include registration, custody, and integration services for decentralized or NFT domain names. This include both top-level domains (TLD) and second-level domains (SLD). None of these decentralized domains have the approval or regulatory oversight of ICANN and operate on alternative roots.
Considerations a brand owner should consider are: the brand’s blockchain/NFT/Metaverse strategies and whether a particular alternative root has taken steps to protect trademark rights or is prone to cybersquatting behavior.
There are several alternative roots supporting decentralized domain names. EnCirca recommends focusing on those gaining market traction including:
EnCirca maintains blockchain nodes and multi-sig hot and cold wallets to streamline acquisition, custody services and crypto-currency payments.
Handshake is the leading blockchain for top-level domains, although there are others, including NexBloc, Butterfly and Decentraweb. The best option could vary based on a client’s blockchain strategy.
The process to acquire a NFT top-level domain, such as on Handshake is based on the availability of the desired string. \
EnCirca maintains blockchain nodes and multi-sig hot/cold wallets to streamline acquisition, custody services and crypto-currency payments.
.ETH Ethereum Naming Service
.ETH’s initial and annual fee includes renewals and custody. Pricing is based on string length. EnCirca will strive to minimize gas fees, which vary based on blockchain activity.Unstoppable Domains
EnCirca supports second-level registrations in 9 TLDs from Unstoppable DomainsPricing is based on string length and TLD string. There are no extra renewal, custody or gas fees.
Supported TLDs: .x, .crypto, .coin, .bitcoin, .wallet, .888, .nft, .dao, .zil. Future: .blockchain
Handshake Naming Service
EnCirca supports 1,400 handshake TLDs for second level registrations. There are no gas or custody fees.