ICNS Mainnet Release!

What is ICNS

ICNS is short for Internet Computer Name Service, essentially, ICNS maps human-readable names to machine-readable crypto addresses, which will greatly lower the barrier for the general user to enter the Web3 ecosystem as crypto addresses are hard to remember.

How to get an ICNS name

ICNS names can only contain alphanumeric characters (lowercase letters a-z, numbers 0–9) and hyphens (‘-’).

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Reserved names

To honor builders and projects contributed to the IC ecosystem, we have a reserved name list for them, these names are reserved for 6 months, if a name is unclaimed within the reservation period, it’ll be open for registration.

Hi @icnsid, I want to claim my reserved name: icns.icp, my principal id is: xxxxx.

icp.host: bridge traditional DNS and ICNS

We have launched an additional feature along with this release: icp.host, it helps bridge the traditional DNS system and the Internet Computer Name Service, .icp is not a top-level domain so you cannot really type in “https://icns.icp” in your browser and access the ICNS website, but with the .host feature, it can be solved. Just attach .host to the end of the ICNS name, and type in “https://icns.icp.host” in the browser, it’ll take you to the https://icns.id website.

You can set your icp.host in domain details

Media links

  1. Website: https://icns.id
  2. Twitter: https://twitter.com/icnsid
  3. Medium: https://icns-id.medium.com
  4. Discord: https://discord.gg/6vvCJD7uf7
  5. Documentation: https://icns-id.notion.site/icns-id/ICNS-6b672c75e8bb4945b797910727d46167



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