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Buy Handshake coins (HNS)

In order to acquire Handshake names, you'll need to first purchase Handshake coins (HNS). You can find an updated list of exchanges that accepts Handshake on CoinGecko.

Get a Handshake name

There are a few ways to get a name on Handshake:

Namebase

Visit https://www.namebase.io/domains and use the Power search to find names you want to own.

Owned — listed for sale

This name's auction ended, the name is owned by someone else and it's up for sale — you can immediately purchase it. If the seller has enabled "Make an Offer", you'll also be able to make them an offer for their name.

Owned — unlisted

This name's auction ended, the name is owned by someone else and it isn't up for sale. If the owner has enabled "Make an Offer", you'll be able to make them an offer on their name.

Unopened auction

This Handshake name auction hasn't started and placing a bid on this — around 30 minutes to confirm — will begin the auction.

Active auction

This Handshake name auction is underway.

Revealing

This name's auction recently ended and the winner will receive their name once the reveal period ends.

Reserved

This name is either one of the existing ~1,500 blacklisted traditional TLDs or is reserved for a top 100,000 Alexa website.

Use your Handshake name

Namebase

Try using your name to log into https://handy.wiki/ and http://news.namebase.io/, and check out https://namebase.io/use-cases for more suggestions!

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