EnCirca helps you register second-level domains that reside on the blockchain.
Handshake is an experimental, decentralized, naming and registration system that resides on the blockchain. Since it doesn't use traditional DNS, Handshake is an alternative to centrally managed domain names, like .com.
Please read to find out about Handshake domain limitations.
Absolutely no refunds on domain registrations or renewals.
Handshake domains are experimental and do not work like normal domain names. They are difficult to use for website and email hosting and do not have the same protections for longevity and abuse compared to normal domain names.
These names require special browser plugins or network configurations to resolve.
You may not be able to renew your names upon expiration and there's a chance that your domain could cease functioning prior to expiration.
Because of the explosion of Web3 domains and registries, there is a risk of collision with names on other blockchains, other naming technologies, and with ICANN regulated domains.
There are no guarantees that the names you purchase now are unique or that they will not collide now or in the future.
We support your domain needs from start to finish.
There are many internet browsers that support Handshake domains such as Opera and various Chrome plugins.
Please visit our Handshake helpdesk article for more options on how to view your Handshake domains
NextDNS is one of the most popular methods for accessing Handshake domain names. Install NextDNS. You can click “try it now” on nextdns.io to connect your device and resolve Handshake domains. Scroll to the Setup Guide at NextDNS to select the option for your device, confirm with the green button at the top of the page, and then go to the “settings” tab to “resolve Handshake domains.”
Install the Resolvr add-on to view Handshake names directly in the search bar of your Firefox browser.
Try searching your site with the HNS.to gateway, which allows you to access Handshake names without downloading software or modifying your DNS settings. You may also conduct searches directly by prefixing Handshake domains with “hns.to/,” such as “hns.to/welcome.nb/.”
EnCirca live chat and phone support will be closed for the day.
Please send support requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.