Namebase Blog

Q2 2021 Highlights

Referral program, wrapped HNS, and Namebase Registry launched! DNS heavyweights Namecheap and join Handshake, community programs HNS Name Claim and Projet dWeb go live!

2021 continues to trend positively! We've launched our referral program, introduced wrapped HNS, and opened the Namebase Registry to everyone. Meanwhile, DNS industry heavyweights like Namecheap and have joined the Handshake community, nearly 80k HNS was raised from Flamingo Handshake auctions, and community programs like HNS Name Claim and Project dWeb have gone live!

Here are our Q2 highlights:

Namebase's referral program is now live, 30% bonus HNS between you and your friends!

Wrapped HNS on Ethereum is now live! Learn more about why we created WHNS in our blog post: Introducing Wrapped HNS

We answered over 50 unique questions in our AMA, which you can check out on this Namer News post.

The Namebase Registry launched! Check out this video on Monetizing Your Handshake TLD to learn how to sell subdomains on your Handshake name.

Here's a summary of our upcoming roadmap for 2021!

We've revamped the dashboard to make navigation cleaner, faster, and customizable!

Ever been curious about how Namebase's design process works? Check out this speed build video of our designer revamping the dashboard from start to finish!


Community Updates

graham/ and marksmith/ have launched HNS Name Claim, a platform dedicated to helping match name gifters to giftees.

Namecheap has claimed their name on Handshake, purchased p/ for 375,000 HNS, and are HODLing to support the protocol! now supports Handshake domains.

The dWeb Foundation has launched Project dWeb, an incubator for open-source Handshake projects!

Check out Handshake memes at hnsmemes/ and be sure to share any feedback for the website creator here.

The landing page has been updated.

sebastian.rasor/ created Shaker, a Discord bot that verifies whether you own a resolving Handshake name. It's already live in the Namer Community Discord!

Know someone that owns a website with a top 100k ranking by Alexa? Share with them so they can claim their free Handshake name!

Be sure to check out blockdomains/'s thoughts on the Handshake name market.

The last 3 Flamingo Handshake auctions have raised 33.9k HNS, 28.7k HNS, and 15.5k HNS for community funds!

You can now create a decentralized blog through Wordpress that's accessible through Handshake, stored on Skynet, and backed up by Akash.

A Namer has purchased 50 goldshell hs5 units to help contribute hashpower for HNS! Read about their decision here to learn why you may want to start mining too (hint: it may help with more exchanges listing HNS).

jehan/ spoke on Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia and shares his belief in Handshake becoming bigger than bitcoin. is now a Handshake block explorer!

Impervious hired another developer to build full-time on Handshake.

Finally, morganlinton/ has been pumping out tons of Handshake blog posts:

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