Register .ISLAND Domains

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Islands are places of longing and retreat. They are a synonym of living space, freedom, independence and privacy. Islands are either idyllic like the islands of the Caribbean or the South Sea, far away from the nearest land like the island Tristan da Cunha – the most remote settlement in the world or they are very densely populated like Santa Cruz del Islote or most dangerous for us like the island North Sentinel – home to indigenous people with no contact to the outside world. They are new or very old, romantic or completely inhospitable.

More than 500 million people live on islands. Sweden itself has more than 220000 islands. Madgascar is the oldest island in the world, the island Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai is probably the youngest island in the world. 

More Info

 

  • Regular Registration: $54.00
  • Regular Renewal: $54.00
  • 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.