Domain Names

A decentralized domain name system (DNS) is an alternative to the traditional, centralized DNS system that is currently in use on the internet. To use a decentralized DNS system, a user must first register a domain name by creating a transaction on the blockchain. The transaction includes the domain name and the IP address of the website that the domain name should resolve to. The transaction is then recorded on the blockchain, and the domain name is added to the decentralized DNS system.

Optimism domain name is building a universal name service network with a one-stop identity platform to discover, register, trade, manage web3 domains. It also includes a Web3 Name SDK & API for developers across blockchains and provides a multi-chain name service for everyone to easily build and create a web3 identity.

The Optimism domain name has similar goals to DNS, but with different architecture due to the capabilities and constraints of Optimism. Optimism domain name are Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and are characterized by their decentralized nature. Unlike conventional domain names such as .com, Optimism domain name are kept in the wallets of their owners, similar to how cryptocurrencies are stored.

At Optimistic Etherscan, we support Optimism domain name names. They can be resolved to your Optimism address, and the domain name will be displayed as a name tag in the address page as shown below.

Teck Yuan Lee
Teck Yuan Lee
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