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Issue #5: How to Create Your Own .eth Domain Name Explained in Simple Terms

Web3 and Blockchain Trends by Daccred
Web3 and Blockchain Trends by Daccred
You have seen a couple of handle.eth on Twitter or Discord or Slack and wondering how to make yours? Well, read on!

What are they?
The concept of domain names in the blockchain space isn’t necessarily new but several crypto enthusiasts don’t understand what it is bringing into the blockchain and cryptocurrency world.
Identification is a unique property on anything related to the internet. Any concept lacking the means to proper identification poses a severe problem.
Take for example the social media platform called Twitter. If you are familiar with this platform, you will realize that without proper identification and names, it will be difficult to find people and more difficult to tag them to the desired post. The same thing goes for websites. We search for websites with their unique names, not long numbers. 
This property enabled in the social platforms and websites is what has aided the user’s experience and reduced any unforeseen difficulty that might have occurred. You are probably wondering what similarity this has got with the use of domain names in blockchain or not. Let’s break it down.
The blockchain space is a rather new online environment that still needs a lot of getting used to even for those who have been present for a long time. The wallet address which consists of long alphanumeric combinations is required whenever a user wants to interact with the blockchain. Also, wallet addresses are the main instruments to which assets are sent and received in the blockchain space.
Having known all that, a domain name, in this case, an Ethereum Name Service, can be used to represent a wallet address. A domain name could be anything you want it to be. Your name, your company’s name, your nickname, etc. With a domain name connected to a wallet address, sending money to an address becomes easier and it also eliminates the risk of mistakenly sending funds to another wallet. Something common with the traditional long alphanumeric wallet address.
You can create event passes, content certificates, and any other kind of proof of identification or attendance as NFTs using Daccred today. Check it out here.
How Can You Create An ENS Domain Name?
The purpose of this article is to teach a step-by-step simple process on how to create your own Ethereum name service or your .eth name.
Step 1: Have a non-custodial wallet. Preferably Metamask, which is affiliated with Ethereum. Fund your Ethereum wallet address as you will be using it to purchase your .eth name.
Step 2:  Go to your browser, Google chrome maybe. Then search for “app.ens.domain”. When the site opens, you are to scroll down until you find the “register a .eth name” button.
Step 3: After clicking on the button, and after the page opens, you can then type in your desired name in the space provided. Search for the availability of the name. To know if it’s available, a green-colored sideline line would appear beside it. And the word “available” will be written in front of it.
Step 4: Click on the name you provided if it shows that it is available. You will be shown an interface to choose the number of years you want to subscribe for and the amount needed to get it.
Step 5: Next is to look to your bottom right and click on “request to register”. After clicking, you would be required to pay a gas fee. You will see clear instructions to wait for one minute for the transaction to go through. You can decide to wait for an additional one minute if you like. 
Wrapping up
Ultimately, the button will change to “register”. Click on the button and pay the gas fee. After this, the name has become yours. You could then link your domain name to your wallet.
You can create event passes, content certificates, and any other kind of proof of identification or attendance as NFTs using Daccred today. Check it out here.
Lastly, domain names are essentially NFTs, so one can trade them on NFT marketplaces like OpenSea. 
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