We help you register second-level domains, (like encirca.txt or domains.c) that reside on the blockchain.
We currently offer over 1000 handshake TLD base domains for second-level registrations. For a complete list, please go here: www.encirca.com/handshake-pricing/
EnCirca is willing to acquire TLDs for customers as well. For more information, please complete our Handshake inquiry form.
The TLS Handshake protocol is a proof-of-work protocol like Bitcoin. Unlike Bitcoin, where you only use the coins as money, Handshake coins (HNS) are also used to register domain names on the Handshake blockchain.
Handshake domain names are top-level domain names (TLDs like .com, .net or .org) but are available to own outright, not just to rent for an annual fee. You own your Handshake domain names forever, and no one can take them from you, or prevent others from accessing. Rather than being limited to renting from a small number of extensions like .com or .org, you can own and use almost any extension you can think of with Handshake domains. This includes domain name extensions with Chinese characters, Russian characters and even emojis.
Handshake domains do not resolve on regular DNS sites. Use the search field above to search for available domain names for use with the Handshake protocol.
Learn more about the Handshake protocol.
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 Access Handshake names 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/.”