Ethereum Name Service (ENS) Users Can now Claim .XYZ Domain Names


Ethereum is Getting Another Popular Domain Name: XYZ

Current and new users alike of the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) can now claim special .xyz domains to act as a connection to their wallets, smart wallets, and any other services. This was made clear to users by an announcement from the ENS developer, Nick Johnson on Wednesday 5th September.

In a blog post that Johnson wrote, the new domain name options come after a level of testing and development conducted by the team, and, according to Johnson, it is “now supported by Ethereum Name Service on Ethereum mainnet.”

For any users that are interested in this domain can successfully purchase it through any Domain Name Service registrar and use it like any other .ETH domain. This means that any user can directly associate it with their wallets, name smart contracts, including creating subdomains and more.

Meanwhile, EasyDNS, one of the aforementioned DNS registrars, has created a simplified wizard system, used for adding the domain, allowing users to manually add .xyz to their own systems, he commented.

Johnson went on to further include:

“We're rolling out our ENS support initially on .xyz to give it a test-drive, but the best thing about this is that it doesn't require any cooperation or permission from each DNS [top-level domain]. Once we've had a chance to see how it works, we plan to roll it out to all other DNS TLDs that support the necessary features — which is almost all of them.”

Currently, ENS does allow users of Ethereum to put “human readable names” in the place of an otherwise long wallet or service address, which makes it far easier for individuals to transfer funds, user smart contracts or otherwise develop projects.

One of the reasons there was so much initial hype over the inclusion of the .xyz domain is because it's regarded as the second top-level domain that ENS supports, following the commonly applied .ETH from earlier this year.

TLDs are the highest set of domains in use on the internet, and are a compulsory element when visiting any website on the internet or decentralized web.

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