OVERVIEWHNS: $0.00 (0.00%)5.4M NAMES OPENED𝙃 26.4M BURNEDCLAIMS6.5k FOSS AIRDROPS4 ICANN TLDs4K RESERVED TLDsOVERVIEWHNS: $0.00 (0.00%)5.4M NAMES OPENED𝙃 26.4M BURNEDCLAIMS6.5k FOSS AIRDROPS4 ICANN TLDs4K RESERVED TLDs
THE DECENTRALIZED WEB
/thē dēˈsentrəˌlīzd web/
Modular, loosely coupled,
interoperable protocols for a
open, resilient, + humane web.
NAMINGSTORAGECOMPUTE
BANDWIDTHINDEXINGCDN
STREAMINGMESSAGINGSEARCH
ISPsEMAILBROWSERS
HANDSHAKE
DECENTRALIZED NAMING FOR THE DECENTRALIZED WEB
The root zone is where top level domains (TLDs) like .com are stored.
It is the base of DNS, which is the base of the human readable web.
Handshake extends the root zone to a permissionless protocol
enabling new peer-to-peer web services, starting with:
trustless domain ownership, security, and browsing.
GET STARTED
The Shake is here to guide you on your journey through Handshake and the DWeb.
➟ 1 NAME Get a Handshake domain
➟ 2 SURF Browse Handshake sites
➟ 3 READ Subscribe for news
➟ 4 LEARN Explore guides and apps
➟ 5 BUILD Work with dev tools
➟ 6 STATS Track the DWeb's growth
STAY UP TO DATE
Weekly news and data across the ecosystem.

HSD V4 reduces full node size by over 90%. Plus, crypto is yet again the target of DNS hijacking.


On Decentralized SLDs, implementation tradeoffs, and the open design space for programmable registrars.


On new ideas for a New Internet. Plus, expiry alarm, HIP10 listings, minimalist EVM smart contracts for HNS, and more.


On Localist Protocols and the DWeb. Plus, Urkel tree compaction, open source registry tooling, wrapped HNS efforts, and more.


A publication on Handshake and the DWeb. Towards a New Internet.


On Handshake subdomains -- Paul Webb shares his vision for the Neuenet Registry while Namebase releases details on its own registry revamp. Plus, a HSD python wrapper, .ink bridges from ICANN to HNS, and more.


Security without authority -- Between DANE support and registrar support for Handshake SLDs, we can upgrade the web’s security while maintaining all the convenience of traditionally managed domain names.


On TLD Migration -- This week, .wiki and .gay became the first ever ICANN top level domains to be bridged over and claimed on Handshake. Now if something were to happen, these TLDs can continue to operate on Handshake.


On money + communication legos, and how HNS Chat extends HIP2. Plus: Beacon Browser for desktop, ICANN report on Handshake, and DNSimple's HNS hosting.


On Browser Adoption -- Beacon is set to release a Chromium-based Handshake desktop browser as Google whistleblower writes proposal for Handshake integration to Brave / Chromium.


Namecheap teases a new brand, Spaceship, and previews deeper search integration for Handshake. Impervious announces Beacon Browser for desktop.


On Handshake subdomains and the various off-chain, on-chain, and cross-chain explorations.


The App - Infrastructure Cycle of Handshake: As Handshake matures and apps emerge, so too does the development of new and improved infrastructure to support those apps.


On HIP-2 and its ongoing integration -- As wallet naming and other Handshake concepts get put into practice, the vision for Handshake as a universal root namespace comes further into focus.


Missed any of this year’s HandyCon talks? We’ve got you covered.


Top ten highlights from the three-day virtual Handshake conference.


Today, the failure of the trusted-CA model is rearing its head. Plus JJ releases LevelDB in C, HIP-2 Servers offer identity with privacy, Niami integrates HNS Chat, and more.


Internet censorship is in full view this week. Plus, new public nameservers, HNS Chat updates, a DWeb hackathon, and more.


HNS Chat -- A messaging app for Handshake on Handshake. Verify your name via TXT record and message with other HNS TLDs and SLDs.


Namecheap acquires Namebase -- The second largest domain seller globally has taken a controlling interest in Namebase, discusses roadmap for supporting Handshake.

AROUND THE DWEB
Curated events from Get DWeb + friends