Reserved name

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Existing TLDs and over 100,000 Alexa websites are reserved on the Handshake blockchain. Upon removing collisions, generic, and exclusions (e.g. 1 or 2 character names), approximately 80,000 names remain. Using the root key and DNSSEC, domain owners can cryptographically prove ownership to the Handshake blockchain to claim names. 100,000 was chosen as a number which the ownership is clear and has already gone through policy and process.

Existing TLDs

All existing ICANN TLDs[1] (ccTLDs[2], gTLDS[3], rTLD[4]) are reserved and can't be opened at auction.

Alexa

The Handshake blockchain pre-reserves the top ~100,000 domain names from the Alexa top 1 million domain names[5]. Since the Handshake blockchain only thinks in terms of top-level domains, existing domains on the Alexa top 1 million are "converted" to TLDs.

For example:

  • google.com -> google
  • bbc.co.uk -> bbc

Rules

In order to have your domain pre-reserved, there are a few rules implemented in generate.js that it must conform to:

  1. The domain's deepest subdomain must not be in the blacklist.
  2. The domain's deepest subdomain must not be a pseudo-TLD for an existing naming project.
  3. The domain's deepest subdomain must not be a trademarked name.
  4. The domain must not collide with an existing top-level domain in ICANN's root zone, as all existing TLDs are also pre-reserved. For example, google.com would lose to google.
  5. The domain must not collide with a higher-ranked domain. For example, google.co.uk would lose to google.com. Only the owner of the higher-ranked domain is able to redeem it.
  6. The domain must not be deeply nested. bbc.co.uk will work, but jeffs-blog.wordpress.com will not.
  7. The domain must abide by Handshake policy standards (no leading or trailing hyphens or underscores).
  8. The domain must not be a single letter.
  9. If the domain is ranked lower than 50,000, the domain must not be two letters.
  10. If the domain is ranked lower than 50,000, the domain must not be an English word[6].

Blacklist

The following list is permanently reserved:

  • example
  • invalid
  • local
  • localhost
  • test

Late Additions

Names which were added after the final snapshot:

  • charity - A new gTLD added on ICANN's system.
  • inc - A new gTLD added on ICANN's system.
  • ss - ccTLD for South Sudan.
  • xn--mgbah1a3hjkrd - iccTLD for Mauritania.
  • cpa - A new gTLD added on ICANN's system.
  • gay - A new gTLD added on ICANN's system.
  • xn--qxa6a - iccTLD for .eu in Greek.
  • llp - A new gTLD added on ICANN's system.

Names which were removed after the final snapshot:

  • goodhands - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • jlc - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • panerai - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • spiegel - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • statoil - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • telecity - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • vista - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • epost - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • zippo - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • blanco - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • active - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • bnl - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • cartier - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • chrysler - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • dodge - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • doha - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • duns - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • everbank - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • honeywell - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • iselect - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • ladbrokes - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • mobily - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • mopar - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • piaget - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • srt - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • starhub - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • uconnect - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • warman - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • xn--mgbb9fbpob - An iccTLD removed from ICANN's system.
  • lancome - A gTLD removed from ICANN's system.

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