Namecoin

Namecoin is an experimental open-source technology which improves decentralization, security, censorship resistance, privacy, and speed of certain components of the Internet infrastructure such as DNS and identities.

It can be used to registed dot-bit domains.

Register a domain

First check if the domain name is available.

./namecoin-cli name_show d/goopen

If the name is available you can now pre-order the name.

./namecoin-cli name_new d/goopen

You will get an output with two hashed numbers. Save them for later use.

Once you have ordered a name wait at least 12 confirmations before executing the next command.

./namecoin-cli name_firstupdate d/goopen "SHORT_HASH" "LONG_HASH" '{"ip":"1.2.3.4", "map": {"*": {"ip":"1.2.3.4"}}}'

Namecoin daemon

We need to configure Namecoin RPC config to allow RPC connections to Namecin daemon. Add following configuration to namecoin.conf file and restart the daemon:

rpcallowip=127.0.0.1/8
rpcport=8336
rpcauth=namecoinrpc:rpcpass
rpcuser=namecoinrpc
rpcpassword=rpcpass

Next we need to setup NCDNS a Namecoin to DNS bridge daemon.

Last Updated: 5/4/2019, 3:06:42 PM