Register .DEFI Domains

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Decentralized Finance (DeFi) or Open Finance is a system of decentralized blockchains and smart contracts that provide historically institutional financial services over the web. Imagine a global, open alternative to every financial service you use today — savings, loans, trading, insurance and more — accessible to anyone in the world with a smartphone and internet connection.

Build The Future – .defi domains are succinct, relevant, and timely for the booming decentralized finance industry

Unstoppable – The Handshake network facilitates unstoppable, permanent domains free from ICANN regulation

High Availability – Be early and get your choice of a high availability of domains using the .defi TLD

Web 3.0 Compatibility – Route blockchain wallets through .defi domains and create human-readable addresses

More Info


  • Regular Registration: $120.00
  • Regular Renewal: $120.00
  • Some domains may be premium or reserved
  • Please be aware that this is an experimental domain registration process.
  • These domains don’t resolve to regular DNS and won’t show up on the regular web without a plugin. Click here to see how to use NextDNS to access your names.

Handshake is an experimental peer-to-peer root DNS

Handshake is a proof-of-work protocol like Bitcoin, except unlike Bitcoin where you only use the coins as money, Handshake coins (HNS) are also used to register names on the Handshake blockchain. Handshake names are top-level domain names (.com, .net, .org) but unlike traditional domain names that you can only rent, you truly own your Handshake names forever, which no one can take from you nor prevent others from accessing. And rather than being limited to renting from a small number of extensions like .com and .org, you can own and use almost any extension you can think of, including ones with Chinese characters, Russian characters, and even emojis!

These domains don’t resolve to regular DNS and won’t show up on the regular web without a plugin.

For more about Handshake, start here.