Surfing IPFS with Handshake
Public.Records is a public IPFS gateway on Handshake, from us at The Shake.
There are 19 public IPFS gateways currently online, only 2 of which are reliably up: dweb.link by Protocol Labs and cf-ipfs.com by Cloudflare. All of them use traditional DNS hostnames and are subject to the risks of traditional domains.
To access IPFS over Handshake, Namebase offers a DNSLink-based gateway. You can set CNAME and TXT records to point your domain to a specific file on IPFS.
To access IPFS over Handshake without your own domain hosting, you can now use public.records. To our knowledge, it is also the first IPFS gateway secured via DANE and accessible via light client resolver. Retrieve any IPFS file using the path: https://public.records/ipfs/[Insert CID]
You can visit app.public.records to search for an IPFS file using its CID, test example links to pre-loaded IPFS files, and learn more about how to access the gateway.
This Week in Handshake
Hey TX Nole Oppermann of .tx provided testimony at the Texas State Capitol on Handshake.
.Texas can be used for experimentation, internal government portals for increased security, public facing government websites, and more.
Our long-term goals are to provide .tx domains to TX registered businesses and to be recognized as the official domain for Texas.
HSHub Domains The name hosting service continues to build out a registry, now featuring multiple TLD extensions and the option to use external nameservers.
HNS Chat To create your own messaging channel, you can now pay with Bob Desktop or Namebase by simply telling the bot your transaction hash.
Elymus A web stack for building frontends using Handshake for addressing content, IPFS for caching content, and Arweave / Skynet / Hyperdrive for anchoring content.
Around the DWeb
Communityrule.info A governance toolkit for great communities, including templates for organizational structures to help spur much broader explorations.
📈 By The Numbers
🌎 HNS Nodes
Aug 28, 2022
Summary of 581 IPs (Finland 39%, United States 22%, UK 11%)
📅 DWeb Events
↳ HNS @ NamesCon 2022 | Sep 2
Don’t miss the .e auction at 6pm!