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August 19, 2018, 05:21:28 PM
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The Ethereum Name Service will allow users to replace their wallet address with a domain name. They are going to use the .eth extension. I'm a bit surprised that nobody has mentioned this, as it could help the price to recover.

https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-is-getting-its-first-top-level-domain-name/
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August 20, 2018, 04:16:41 PM
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Actually, it has been available for over a year and it didn't help much with the price. The bidding mechanism seems to be fair. If you win the auction, the ETH you bid is used as a deposit. It will be refunded once you release your domain. It looks like someone has bought bitcointalk.eth.

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August 20, 2018, 10:41:05 PM
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Do we have .btc or .bitcoin?

If not, hostingsolutions or whatever they're called should give us one.
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August 21, 2018, 08:18:25 AM
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Do we have .btc or .bitcoin?

If not, hostingsolutions or whatever they're called should give us one.

We don't have any Bitcoin domains. Take a look at OpenCap. It's currently under development. It will allow every user to use a custom allias ({username}${domain name}) for each of their addresses.

Currently, .eth domains can be used only to replace one's Ethereum address. They can't be used for resolving a specific IP address. Actually, they can. I have found an interesting Chrome extension. There are also other crypto based TLDs such as .BIT, .EMC, .COIN, .LIB, .BAZAR. To use them you have to either configure your DNS properly or use a browser extension by Peername. You can also buy these domains there.
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August 21, 2018, 09:45:50 AM
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I reread that article, and I seem to have missed a few points in the first reading. It seems that a registry is proposing to introduce a new TLD - .luxe , and this is supposed to combine payment functions with traditional domain activities. I think this is a bit of a marketing gimmick, and I wouldn't support it. First off, it introduces another (possibly untrusted ) party into the payment process, and I had trouble in finding an improvement over displaying a QR code or hyper-link in a conventional web page.
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