New Handshake domains supported by EnCirca include:

EnCirca has partnered with NameBase to enable registration of these new Handshake TLDs without using complicated Blockchain interfaces or paying with crypto-currency.

You can search for and purchase these domains easily at www.encirca.com/handshake.

Note, there is a 30-day trademark Sunrise Period for the Start-up phase of these Handshake TLDs.  First-come, first-served registrations during these Sunrise Periods must be an exact match of a registered trademark.

For specific info on each TLD, click on the links above, or visit EnCirca’s handshake page at www.encirca.com/handshake. Registration cost varies per TLD, and some names are premium cost.

Handshake is an experimental peer-to-peer root DNS with privacy built in.

Handshake users can launch any domain extension you can think of, including ones with Chinese characters, Russian characters, and even emojis!  Since these domains are based on Blockchain technologies, these domains resolve using special blockchain browser plug-ins.Handshake ensures DNS records can only be modified by a domain’s owner. This ensures Handshake domains can’t be censored or maliciously redirected. Registering a Handshake domain respects the privacy of the owner by requiring no personal data during registration. Ownership of names are determined by public-key cryptography, so it’s easy to verify name owners by having them sign a message with their private key.

Since Handshake domains are considered  experimental and are not regulated by ICANN, brand owners should carefully consider if brand protection makes sense in these new alternative TLDs.

About EnCirca

Founded in Boston in 2001, EnCirca is the industry leader in new top-level domains, including all of the ICANN TLD’s and country-code TLDs.  EnCirca also provides brand protection services in new alternative TLDs based on Blockchain technologies such as Ethereum, Zilliqa and now Handshake.  To learn more, visit www.encirca.com.