Now your .com or .no matter tackle works with ENS.
Final week, Ethereum Identify Service (ENS) expanded its capabilities to work with any second stage area. This implies house owners of .com, .web, .cash, et al. domains can now use their domains as a pockets tackle in ENS.
This makes lots of sense. Domains have been created as a result of it’s simpler to recollect phrases than IP addresses. Equally, ENS makes it simpler to recollect lengthy pockets addresses.
ENS launched by promoting .eth addresses. So, you would use a site like mycoolname.eth as your pockets tackle. Now, relatively than increase to different pseudo-TLDs along with .eth, ENS will as an alternative assist domains registered on the principle DNS. ENS’ creators say this has been in the roadmap since 2017.
ENS already labored with choose domains such as .XYZ. The brand new performance implies that any second stage area will work.
Importing a site entails enabling DNSSEC, including a TXT file, and registering the title on ENS. This final step requires paying the Ethereum community fuel payment. Charges are presently relatively excessive, and the payment is perhaps about $300. ENS says it’s working to scale back this payment, and it’s additionally potential that fuel charges will fall sooner or later.
There are some differences between utilizing .eth names and customary second stage domains to your pockets, together with the safety of the namespace.