HANDSHAKE Domain Registration

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Handshake domain names include:

More info on Handshake domain names

  • For specific info on each TLD, click on the links to the left.
  • Registration for Handshake TLDs varies. Some domains are still in Sunrise Period.
  • Please be aware that this is an experimental domain registration process.
  • Handshake domains do not resolve to regular DNS and will not show up on the regular web without a plugin. Click here to see how to use NextDNS to access your Handshake domain names.

Handshake Protocol: an experimental peer-to-peer root DNS

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.