I wrote this to the team today, but I wanted the community to hear what I was able to do for the token yesterday. I don’t use social media ever, so I’m more of a lurker who thinks a lot about what I can do without bogging down the team with ideas and possibilities and I love making things happen. Here’s what I did and why I did it.
I’m a long time part of the Baby Doge community and I was able to save the .babydoge Top Level Domain name last July over at Namebase - .babydoge | Handshake top-level domain | Namebase
Yesterday, I deployed the .babydoge Top Level Domain name onto the Ethereum chain through https://Impervious.domains
(I’ve hit my limit of links in this message, so I’m going to remove some links and just add spaces if anyone wants to visit the links below)
I set it up myself and quickly reserved 34 names for the Baby Doge team, including pertinent names like swap.babydoge, nfts.babydoge, buy.babydoge and 31 more that are all for the team to use. All 34 will appear in Opensea here https ://opensea.io/collection/impervious-registry?search[stringTraits][name]=Extension&search[stringTraits][values]=.babydoge - I just completed this so they should all appear in the next 12-24 hours.
The .babydoge TLD will be securely locked in a little over 24 hours. This ensures that no one can revoke access to any of the registered .babydoge domains (there’s a 48 hour transfer hold period that’s almost halfway completed) and once that happens, the .babydoge TLD and all registered domains will be permanently unrevokeable by any outside entity, as it will be locked in an ETH contract for protection of anyone who wishes to use and purchase .babydoge domains. There will be no centralized control and makes .babydoge unlike .ETH in that it can be truly decentralized and control is 100% on-chain, with no centralized entity at the helm of the domain.
I would like to offer the collection of the 34 reserved domains to the team, as this will make the project more secure and unhackable from the DNS side, usually exploited through social engineering tactics that have been deployed on multiple Defi projects over the last few months - Example https ://cryptoslate.com/binance-recovers-450k-stolen-from-curve-dns-hack/
Having complete control over a non-ICANN web3 domain will make the project one of the most secure and a pioneer in protecting its investors from bad actors.
The Impervious.domains system is a very efficient backend (I did not create this, but know the creators and devs very well) for all Handshake ($HNS) TLDs and it provides a double layer of security, with the Proof of Work Handshake blockchain at the base layer for the TLD, and ETH for the locked contract and decentralized distribution of the SLDs. All SLDs may be used and can be minted/traded/transferred just as any .ETH domains.
I can send you screen shots and a walkthrough how the back-end of the Impervious system works, but at this moment, the system has the capability to set pricing for separate domain character length, e.g. 1L, 2L, 3L, 4L, and 5L+ domains.
I can also control all the normal aspects of a domain inside your dashboard as the TLD owner or the SLD owner (more functionality in the TLD owner dashboard). Each name can add custom Text records (Twitter/Git/URL/Avatar), A, AAAA, CNAME, DS, NS and TLSA records can all be added/edited for each SLD name. Metamask will soon provide name-to-wallet mapping as well. The Opera browser is implementing Handshake domain integrations - https ://blogs.opera.com/news/2021/12/opera-handshake-hns-partnership/
All this to say, I wanted our community to have a way to do exactly what the ETH community has been able to access with the ENS https ://ens.domains/ and I have also wanted to do this without putting more pressure on the Baby Doge team, who has been shipping like mad, as of late! Congrats!
If you would like to ask anything at all, please feel free at my email ***********. I want the best for the project and I am happy to share my skills to the community and drive the mission to the moon and beyond!
Swap looks great!