Unstoppable domains is giving away $250,000 as they push for an easier way to share cryptocurrency addresses

Unstoppable Domains

Have you heard of Unstoppable Domains? If not, here’s a quick primer. The San Francisco-based startup operates the .ZIL domain name extension, and their goal is to replace those long confusing cryptocurrency addresses with something more logical…that hopefully will end with .ZIL.

In case you were wondering, yes – you could use any new domain extension and forward it to a cryptocurrency address but companies like Unstoppable Domains are putting an emphasis on value-added services specific to their mission. Unstoppable Domains provides a Dashboard that you can use when you buy or register a .ZIL domain specifically geared towards allowing you to transact using cryptocurrency.

Here’s the general way this would work. Let’s say someone wants to send you money, rather than giving a long cryptocurrency address, you give them a .ZIL domain, lets say you own, Bongo.zil. That person can now enter Bongo.zil into a wallet and the wallet will look up that domain on the blockchain, find the correct address, and send.

To help spread the word Unstoppable Domains is providing $250,000 in grants to help accelerate the use of .ZIL domains, here’s the scoop:

The Tim Draper-backed company, which aims to build “uncensorable websites” for both individuals and businesses on the Zilliqa blockchain, recently unveiled the second wave of recipients for its $250,000 Blockchain Domain Grant Program. The grants aim to fund digital wallet companies who agree to integrate the firm’s .zil domains into their infrastructure.

(Source – Yahoo Finance)

Like most things in the crypto world, there’s a multi-step process to getting everything going, here’s where Unstoppable Domains is in the process.

Unstoppable Domains Timeline

I think this will be an interesting one to follow. It’s certainly a creative use of a new domain extension. What do you think? I want to hear from you, comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • Mike September 17, 2019, 9:42 am

    Please don’t encourage this garbage, takes me back to your .xyz plugs

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    • Morgan September 17, 2019, 3:40 pm

      @Mike – sorry, my blog so I’ll write whatever I want to 😉 They aren’t a sponsor and I sure hope no Domainer would be stupid enough to buy .ZIL domains thinking of them as an investment!

      Now as for a creative use of a new domain extensions – yup, I think it’s interesting so I’m writing about it.

      Thanks for commenting and in the future if you don’t like the topic, don’t waste your time reading the post!

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      • Snoopy September 18, 2019, 10:03 pm

        …..touchy today eh

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  • Scott September 17, 2019, 11:06 am

    Makes me wonder how many people will be using typo domains to skim transactions…

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  • Bradley September 17, 2019, 1:32 pm

    WHAT IF someone buys Crypto.zil for $10,000 from .zil only to get undercut from someone hand registering CryptoZil.com for 99 cents and they both resolve to cryptocurrency addresses. what then? Do you not see the confusion? the .ZIL owners would have to own the .COM of their zil names

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    • Ethan September 17, 2019, 5:23 pm

      I don’t see the confusion. Everyone can tell that Crypto.zil and CryptoZil.com look different.

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  • Dershowitz September 17, 2019, 5:32 pm

    that’s what they said about other GTLD’S and if you say crypto dot zil they are going to say oh cryptozil dot com. this is just another CRAP GTLD. .zil is worthless trash. RADIO TEST TIME….. if you say .zil on the radio people are going to type .ZEAL or .ZEEL what a train wreck. they want $10,000 for porn.zil some kid is going to Register PORNZIL.COM and there is nothing they can do about it. ive got my popcorn ready so bring on the FreakShow that is called .zil

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    • Ethan September 17, 2019, 8:14 pm

      Find me a real human who would ridiculously mis-hear “crypto dot zil” as “crypto zil dot com”.

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      • Snoopy September 18, 2019, 10:06 pm

        Pretty much any person in the street wouldn’t understand it, or confuse or for something else. About 7 billion people.

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  • Dershowitz September 17, 2019, 10:32 pm

    keep trying to convince yourself but its a weak gtld . just like the rest of the weak GTLD’s they are all just TWO WORD .COMS

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  • cehaosk September 18, 2019, 1:23 am

    it may be weak, but its not like the other new GTLD-s, IMO. It has the added value, it is a crypto wallet. I dont think other gtld-s have any, other than being domains.

    you will not be able to send coins to walletzil.com instead of wallet.zil, just like you cant send email to myemailaddress@com

    if there is a market for simplified wallet addresses, this could be interesting, but its a long shot.

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    • Dershowitz September 19, 2019, 1:28 am

      ok lets just start saying “its a crypto wallet for every gtld on the planet. oh crap.horse its a crypto wallet. crap.loans its a crypto wallet. excuses more excuses

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