Namer Community

Namer Community

Our Namer Community's mission is to help Handshake names reach their fullest potential.

Our community

Our community members typically come from these backgrounds, do any resonate with you?

Coin HODLers

Handshake coins of winning bids aren't paid to anyone and are burned, which creates deflationary effects on the price of HNS.

Web developers

Handshake names enable dotless domains (http://nb/) and unlimited free subdomains (http://welcome.nb/) for all of your projects.

Domainers and NFT supporters

Handshake names are top-level domains that you can flip or sell subdomains off of — on average, names resale at 10x.

Open source developers

Handshake is open source, donated $10.2M to the FOSS community, and has airdrops for ~200k individual open source contributors.

Web 3.0 and dWeb supporters

Nobody owns the decentralized Handshake blockchain, making its names uncensorable, private, and truly owned by the individual.

DNS developers

Handshake elegantly replaces Certificate Authorities by pinning TLS keys to its names, shifting the root of trust to its blockchain.

Gain a deeper sense of who we are through the Namer Stories podcast, where Director graham/ interviews individuals from the Namer Community about their enthusiasm for Handshake.

Getting started on Handshake

1. Get a Handshake name

You can get a Handshake name by buying one from the Namebase Marketplace, bidding on one, or getting a (random) free one from a Namer.

2. Explore Handshake creations

Visit the Namer News Showcase to get inspired by what other Namers are already creating on their Handshake names.

3. Use your Handshake name

Here are some ways you can use your Handshake name. We recommend to try setting up a dLink first. You can visit ours at namebase/!

Community resources

Log in with your Handshake name onto the Namer News forum to keep up with HNS and dWeb news.

Join the Namer Community on Discord to meet others also excited about Handshake!

Want to help grow Handshake and become a Director of Handshake? Join the effort!

See which Namers are already helping grow Handshake.

Here are some ways you can use your Handshake name.

Explore what other Namers are creating on their Handshake names.

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Stats

Visit our Stats page for quick stats on auction, marketplace, and usage activities.

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HDNS

HDNS is a DNS resolver for Handshake websites. Access the dWeb on any device.

Self-learners can visit the Learning Center to read up on Handshake and Namebase.

We have docs for developers who want to develop on or contribute to Handshake.

Have feedback to share with Namebase? Post it in feedback.namebase.io — we review them every other Wednesday.

Did you know we have Handshake merch? All merch is priced at cost!

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Media

Check out instances where Namebase or Handshake was mentioned in the media.

Find Handshake and Namebase logos and backgrounds here. Nobody owns HNS so you're welcome to use its logo as you see fit.

1-on-1 chat

Do you want to help grow Handshake but you're not sure how to start? Or maybe you just want to speak 1-on-1 with someone from Namebase? Pick any time that works best for you to chat with our community manager at calendar.johnnywu/.

Fun fact: "calendar.johnnywu/" is a Handshake domain so if you aren't yet resolving Handshake names, you'll want to use the HNS.to gateway to access it.

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Namer norms

  1. Namers are Directors of HandshakeHandshake is controlled by no one and can be enhanced by anyone.
  2. Namers believe in freedom, transparency, security, and equitable ownership of the internet. Handshake domains can be practically anything, are won through open auctions, are censorship-resistant and private, and can be truly owned by anyone.
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