Register .HACKTOBERFEST Domains

Be part of the blockchain community

Hacktoberfest is a massive online event hosted by DigitalOcean every year in October to encourage participation and introduce new people to Open Source Software development.

Hacktoberfest is open to everyone in our global community. Whether you’re new to development, a student, long-time contributor, event host, or company of any size, you can help drive growth of open source and make positive contributions to an ever-growing community. All backgrounds and skills levels are encouraged to complete the challenge.”

This is a community-run initiative to help bridge the OSS and blockchain development communities, unaffiliated with DigitalOcean. 

More Info


  • Regular Registration: $2.00
  • Regular Renewal: $2.00
  • Some domains may be 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 with 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.