Track second-level domain registrations beneath Handshake top-level domains.
Some registries are traditional and off-chain, like Namebase Registry and Varo. Others are fully on-chain, like Impervious Registry. In the future, there will be hybrid registries running simultaneously on both EVM and EPP protocols.
As these systems ramp up and more registries are set to launch in the coming year, collecting this information is a focus for us at The Shake. Aggregating bespoke registry data across the ecosystem data enables us to map and measure the wide variety of namespaces anchored in the Handshake root. A TLD leaderboard also lets us compare namespaces by registration count, offering insights into where Handshake naming is gaining adoption and perhaps why.
Over time, we intend for this registration data to get more nuanced — sorting various registry types, counting registration dollar amounts, and so on.
This Week in Handshake
Multisig Staking Impervious Registry now supports Gnosis Safe, the standard in Ethereum multisig wallets, to securely and collectively manage your namespace.
Neuenet Blog Setup a Handshake full node with systemd. Managing a full node is actually not that difficult and with systemd automating restarts, there’s even less to worry about.
Registrar Checker For TLDs staked in the Namebase Registry, check which registrars list your top level domain and compare pricing.
Lookup.tx A site to lookup Handshake transactions by Paul Webb.
Now track locked Handshake names at The Shake. The address hs1q…f8kc encodes a script hash to provably lock names into a renew-only state. Meaning, no one will ever be able to do anything with names sent to this address except RENEW. Locking assure subdomain registrants that the Handshake name will always be staked to the registry and that the owner cannot point the name records elsewhere.
Who Controls the Internet?
On the diversity (or lack thereof) of authoritative NS records in gTLDs.
With ten days left in November, monthly transaction and bid volume continues to pace for new highs.