Build your own website with an Unstoppable Domain and IPFS. When you buy an Unstoppable Domain you take custody of the domain using your crypto currency wallet and it is yours forever. If you combine owning your own domain with publishing your website on IPFS (inter planetary file system) no one can stop you or take down your content. The only fees associated with this project is a one time purchase of a domain name.
How does an Unstoppable Domain Work
Unstoppable Domains are built on an architecture called CNS (Crypto Name Service). CNS is a set of smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain that govern how domains are created and used. Although CNS has a similar purpose as a traditional DNS system, CNS has architectural differences that are significant. As an example, CNS domains are owned irrevocably. These domains do not need to be renewed and cannot be reclaimed by Unstoppable Domains or anyone. Once claimed, users have complete control of their domains.
Every CNS domain is issued as an ERC-721 token contract on the Ethereum blockchain. Building on this standard makes it easier for developers to integrate with Unstoppable Domains and it lets users manage their domain ownership from any compatible wallet, exchange, or marketplace.
Purchase an Unstoppable Domain
After you find a domain that is available add the domain to your cart and select checkout.
Unstoppable Domains allows you to make payment with a credit card, Paypal, crypto currency or Crypto.com.
After you purchase your Unstoppable Domain you will need to claim your domain on the Unstoppable website. Claiming is the process of pushing your domains from the Unstoppable Domain database to the blockchain, and into your cryptocurrency wallet. There is an additional fee to claim your domain because the transaction needs to be processed on the Ethereum blockchain. If you wish to use, sell or gift the domain you must claim it first.
Once the claim process is complete you have full custody over the domain.
Build your website and publish it on IPFS
Use an Unstoppable Domain template to build a website
After you claim your domain go back to the domain tab in the menu and select the website button and then select choose a template. This is where you will build your website using a template provided by Unstoppable Domains.
On the Select a Template page select a template. There are several different models to choose from.
Then using the sections on the right navigation bar configure the text, colors, images, etc for your website.
After configuring your site click the publish to IPFS button. You will be asked to sign two transaction to prove that you are the owner of the domain.
After you sign two transactions your website will upload to IPFS. It will take about 10 minutes for the transaction to complete and for your website to become available.
Upload your custom website to Unstoppable Domains
If you already have a website that you would like to use with your new domain follow the process below.
On the Unstoppable Domains website select domains in the menu then select website.
Then scroll down to the section that says upload files to IPFS.
Click on upload files to upload you website to IPFS and use your new Unstoppable Domain.
How to view your Unstoppable Domain website
Traditional browsers do not support looking up a .crypto domain addresses saved on Ethereum. So to search for an Unstoppable Domain you need to download an extension in your Chrome or Fire Fox browser or download one of the other browsers listed below. These extensions and browsers support DNS and CNS (Crypto Name Service).
- Blockchain Browser
- Brave Browser
- Chrome Extension
- Edge Browser configuration
- Fire Fox Extension
- Opera Browser on Android
Check Unstoppable Domains for additional ways they are integrating with other platforms to support .crypto addresses.
Below is a list of EVM compatible Mainnet and Testnet blockchain networks. Each link contains network configuration, links to multiple faucets for test ETH and tokens, bridge details, and technical resources for each blockchain. Basically everything you need to test and deploy smart contracts or decentralized applications on each chain. For a list of popular Ethereum forums and chat applications click here.
|Ethereum test network configuration and test ETH faucet information|
|Optimistic Ethereum Mainnet and Testnet configuration, bridge details, etc.|
|Polygon network Mainnet and Testnet configuration, faucets for test MATIC tokens, bridge details, etc.|
|Binance Smart Chain Mainnet and Testnet configuration, faucets for test BNB tokens, bridge details, etc.|
|Fanton networt Mainnet and Testnet configuration, faucets for test FTM tokens, bridge details, etc.|
|Kucoin Chain Mainnet and Testnet configuration, faucets for test KCS tokens, bridge details, etc.|
Web3 Software Libraries
You can use the following libraries to interact with an EVM compatible blockchain.
- Python: Web3.py Python library for interacting with Ethereum. Web3.py examples
- Java: web3j Web3 Java Ethereum Ðapp API
- PHP: web3.php A php interface for interacting with the Ethereum blockchain and ecosystem.
Learn how to run a Geth node. Read getting started with Geth to run an Ethereum node.
Fix a transaction
How to fix a pending transaction stuck on Ethereum or EVM compatible chain