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What Is NFT Domain?
The main way via which these domains are hosted is to be stored in a crypto wallet by their owner and once such a domain is registered, nobody else can take it as the owner of the wallet that is hosting the domain is the only master of it. The benefits are that the one who registers an NFT domain owns it for life, without monthly or annual paid fees. As a NFT Domain owner, this gives you the complete ownership of a domain and since it is decentralised, you can truly own it. Another benefit is that you get even more powers over traditional domains as you are the complete owner of the domain and even the domain extension in case it is your own one.
Among the main benefits of owning an NFT domain are the following:
- Nobody can take this domain from you.
- You can use it to create decentralised websites.
- You can transfer it to absolutely anyone without asking for any type of permission.
- You have complete control in terms of what happens this domain and how you will manage it.
- You can use it as your own address for your cryptocurrency wallet address, to make it simple for people to work with, because the long wallet address can become a simple NFT domain, like “yourwallet.wallet”, for example.
Why NFT Domain Are So Beneficial
1. Simplify cryptocurrency addresses with NFT domains
– Attach your BTC, ETH, LTC and 275+ other cryptocurrencies to your NFT domain
2. Login with your domain
– A single, easy-to-remember username on the decentralised web
3. Own your domain, for life
– No renewal fees, ever
How to Register NFT Domain and Mint It for Free?
In order to mint an NFT Domain for free, first you will have to own one. To do this you will have to use services, like Unstoppable Domains, designed to help you with registering your NFT domain based on your desired name and preferences. Below we have created the steps that are designed to help you register your first NFT domain and then mint it for free by using the Polygon network.
How to Register NFT Domain?
Step 1: Go to the Unstoppable Domains website and sign up or sign in if you already have an account:
Step 2: In the search bar type in the domain name that you are interested to register. In this case will use an example domain:
Step 3: Choose among the suggested domains in case this one is occupied. You can also go to the last page, where you can find the cheapest ones in case you are on a budget.
Step 4: Go do your cart in the top right corner of the website in order to complete the purchase:
Step 5: Complete the purchase by choosing the payment method you would like to buy the NFT domain with. As you can see from the image below, you can use multiple types of payment methods, including in cryptocurrencies:
How to Mint an NFT Domain for Free?
Now that you have completed the purchase of your first and if the domain, you can do everything with it, including minting it online. You can use this to sell the domain for a higher price, like flip it or register the domain on your cryptocurrency wallet to use it to make it easier for your wallet to be remembered and copied. The steps below will show you how to do this for free.
Step 1: From the main web page of Unstoppable Domains, go to Domains > My Domains and you should see your domain. You can initiate the minting process by clicking “Free Mint“:
Step 2: Confirm your email address by entering a unique code that will be sent to it as a security measure:
Step 3: Choose the minting method. This means that you have to tie the domain to your cryptocurrency wallet, if it is one of the wallets supported by the service. Doing so will make sure that the domain is tied to your wallet and is authentically yours so that nobody else can use it:
Step 4: Confirm by taking the “I understand” box and then click on the “Confirm” button to mint your NFT Domain.
That’s it! You have now officially minted your first domain for free. The benefits to this are many, because like traditional domain hosting, here you only registered the domain once and it’s truly your personal web3 domain with all of its rights.
In case your Metamask or other wallet is also linked in your account in Opensea, which is the biggest NFT marketplace right now, the domain will automatically appear on your Opensea account after you log in. You can sell the domain and virtually do anything you want with it, even put it up for an auction.
We hope our guide helped you mint your first NFT domain for free. If you have any questions or have something to tell us, make sure to drop us a comment beneath and we will try to respond as fast as we can.
NFT Domains – FAQ
What Is an NFT Domain?
NFT domains include many domain extensions, that are new, such as .nft or .crypto, which are available on the Polygon and Ethereum blockchains.
How NFT Domain Works?
NFT Domains are hosted in a decentralised way. This means that there is no specific server doing the hosting, similar to what is Cloud Hosting, but with the difference of a clear decentralisation across all of the devices supporting the blockchain.
This allows the owner of the domain to have a complete control over their domain with root permissions, unlike what you would have with traditional domains, making them the only ones in power to decide what they can do with the domain (make a web 3.0 website, flip it for profit, tie it to a wallet, etc.)
What are NFT Domains Used For?
Having no clear control due to decentralization allows NFT domains to have the following applications, when compared to traditional domains and web hosting:
1. They can make your long and boring crypto address short and easy to use by changing it using an NFT domain name instead. This works with most of the cryptocurrencies, including LTC, ETH and BTC.
2. Simple and easy to remember, making working with them a breeze.
3. You get a full control and ownership of the domain for life.
4. You pay only once when you get the domain to own it and there are no other hidden fees and monthly charges as it is not controlled by big tech.
5. There is no limit to how many NFT domains you can own and you can sell them very easily.
How to Get an NFT Domain?
Step 1: Create an account at Unstoppable Domains.
Step 2: Type in the domain name you are interested in registering and you will get an extended list of suggested domains available at different prices.
Step 3: Choose your favourite among the suggested domains and add it to your cart.
Step 4: Open your cart from the website’s top-right hand corner and complete your purchase by selecting the payment method.
Extra Tip: Unstoppable Domains is by far the first and best platform for NFT domains so far, but you can also check other NFT Domain sellers if you are interested in other platforms or blockchains.
How to Mint NFT Domains for Free?
Below are the steps it takes to link your domain to your crypto wallet and mint it for free using Unstoppable Domains:
Step 1: Go to your profile on Unstoppable Domains. After your have purchased your domain, go to Domains – My Domains and you should see it there. Once there, click on the “Free Mint” button next to it.
Step 2: Make sure to confirm your e-mail address by entering the code sent to it as a security measure.
Step 3: Choose to which wallet you want to tie the domain to. If it is not supported, you should create a wallet on one of the supported platforms. We suggest using Metamask as it is the safest option.
Step 4: Click “I Understand” to confirm and the “Confirm” to mint your NFT domain.
Minting an NFT domain means making it a part of your wallet and owning it completely. You can later sell the domain for profit or use it to build a web 3.0 website.
How to Make Money With NFT Domains?
1. Buy the NFT Domain.
2. Mint the NFT Domain to your wallet.
3. List it on NFT Domain Marketplaces at the right price that will make it desirable for investors.
How to Make a Website from NFT Domain?
Creating a website from an NFT Domain is still at its early stage of development. However, if you want to make your own web 3.0 site, make sure to check out the official extended guide by HTH on How to Create a Website on The Decentralized Web.