Register .CRYPTO Domains
Be part of the blockchain community
EnCirca has been selected as the exclusive validation agent for the .CRYPTO Trademark Sunrise Period!
- .CRYPTO has reserved some names they have identified as being trademarked.
- If your name comes up as not available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the trademark status and cost.
- Trademark holders with proof of ownership can apply to claim ownership of any trademarked names. EnCirca will send you a link to the trademark validation page if your name is eligible for validation.
- You must validate your trademark before you can apply for a trademarked domain.
- EnCirca will send you a token to purchase domains once your trademarks have been validated
- Some domains may be premium priced. There is a $89 non-refundable Sunrise Application fee.
- Registration fee includes 1 year of EnCirca’s custodial service
- Note: due to wildly fluctuating gas prices, we may not process your domain until prices come down. This may mean a 24-48 hour hold on your domain registration.
- Register: $89 per year (not including gas fees)
- Plus $80 for Claim Fee due to the cost of ETH
- Custodial Fee: $89 per year after 1st year
- Transfer: $89
- Some domains may be premium
- Trademarked names must be validated
How will I be able to view a blockchain website?
You will need to use a mirroring service, a browser extension or a browser that supports blockchain domains. Brave is one that supports blockchain domains natively.
Will I be able to search for and find blockchain domain websites on Google or other search engines?
Major search engines do not currently index blockchain domain websites. For now, you will be able to search for them at unstoppabledomains.com, on partner applications that integrate our search bar, or on blockchain apps that index blockchain domain websites.
Are blockchain domains part of ICANN / traditional DNS?
No. Blockchain domains are what’s called alternate roots. They are not part of the current DNS.
Will there be some sort of ‘whois’ record with my personal information associated to my domain?
Not by default. Sharing ‘whois’ information is opt in i.e. something that you can choose to do if you want. Otherwise, your identity will not be publicly known.
How do trademarks work with blockchain domains?
Trademark holders with proof of ownership can apply to claim ownership of trademarked names. If a trademark name has already been sold, then it will be refunded. Note – this process ends once domains have been distributed. Unstoppable Domains does not have the ability to move a domain once distribution has occurred.
How do payments work with my blockchain domain?
Add your bitcoin, Ethereum, and Zilliqa addresses to your .zil or .crypto domain inside of the ‘my domains’ section at unstoppabledomains.com. When someone types yourname.zil into a supporting wallet, the wallet looks up that domain on the blockchain, finds the appropriate address, and sends to the address associated with that name.
Will I be able to transfer my domain?
Yes. The domain is stored in EnCirca’s cryptocurrency wallet and can be transferred to you. Contact email@example.com for transfer information.
Blockchain Trademark Issues
Blockchain development is exploding across various industries ranging from banking, healthcare, transportation to supply-chains. Industry leaders such as IBM, Microsoft, Amazon and Google as well as thousands of venture-capital funded start-ups are racing to dominate Blockchain applications.
Just like the emergence of domain names on the Internet in 1995 spurred the need for brand owners to defensively register domain names, trademark owners need to act quickly to defensively register their trademarks on blockchain domain names.
Blockchain domain names work just like regular domain names regulated by ICANN, by simply activating an extension in any web browser. However, unlike domain names regulated by ICANN, Blockchain domain names have none of the existing Rights Protection Mechanisms that Trademark owners rely on to protect and enforce their trademark rights, such as UDRP, URS, WHOIS and the Trademark Clearinghouse.
Blockchain domain names are decentralized, anonymous and immutable. This means that once a domain name has been added to the Blockchain, there is no way for brand owners to forcibly reclaim the ownership of the domain name. And there is no central authority, such as Registrars, Registries or Law Enforcement to turn to reclaim an infringing domain name.
Thus, with Blockchain domain names, it is recommended that brand owners proactively register Blockchain domain names to protect their trademarks