ENS users are now free to claim their .xyz domain names to enable them to get access to their Ethereum smart contracts, wallets, and related services. ENS developer Nick Johnson made the announcement last Wednesday.
Johnson made the announced in a blog post adding that the domain option results from lots of testing and development and that it is fully supported on MainNet. Any interested users are free to buy the domain via Domain Name Service registrars and will use it like the .eth domains. This means the users will integrate the new domain with their smart contracts (EDCCs), wallets or create sub-domains. Johnson stated:
“We’re rolling out our ENS support initially on .xyz to give it a test-drive, but the best thing about this is that it doesn’t require any cooperation or permission from each DNS [top-level domain]. Once we’ve had a chance to see how it works, we plan to roll it out to all other DNS TLDs that support the necessary features — which is almost all of them.”
Just like the upcoming .luxe name amalgamation, .xyz easily assimilates with ENS making it hard to forget, customizable addresses that will ensure the safety and privacy offered by every user’s unique hash. The other similarity to the .luxe domain is that it will give users the flexibility to secure an address they can keep and use within the Ethereum network.
Domain Hosting Service provider EasyDNS has created what it calls a seamless procedure for users who want to incorporate their EasyDNS-registered .xyz domains with ENS. However, Johnson emphasized that the process for those that are planning to register with EasyDNS remains manual.
Human Readable Addresses
ENS enables Ethereum users to input “human readable names” instead of the long and complicated service or wallet addresses making it easy for them to make transactions, use smart contracts or create projects. The entry of the .xyz domains introduces the second top-level domain supported by ENS, coming on the heels .eth that were introduced earlier this year.
TLDs are the most secure domains on the web and are needed whenever one visits a website on the net or a decentralized network. The .xyz name registration may still be on a test-drive of sorts for ENS supporting DNS domains, but Johnson has said they are going full-throttle about the service. He said:
“Once we’ve had a chance to see how it works, we plan to roll it out to all other DNS TLDs that support the necessary features — which is almost all of them.”