Why own a .sats names?
Name systems are essential for our online lives but they are usually under the control of centralized companies. A Bitcoin-based name system has the potential to revolutionize online identity with names secured with Bitcoin security and decentralization. We hope to see many wallets, marketplaces, and apps develop around the .sats namespace.
It already is. You register names by inscribing ordinals. Go inscribe one right now!
Sure! Names are simply ordinals and can be traded. Whatever wallet holds the first instance of a name our indexer will consider the current owner.
You can support Sats Names by inscribing some great names and changing your Twitter and Nostr handle! We will also share our GitHub for contributions shortly!
We do not make money, nor do we have any plans to do so. Names are inscribed as ordinals, and the only fees involved are paid to miners on the Bitcoin network.
There is no DAO. And there is no protocol in the smart contract sense. All we propose here is a standard for registering names. We cannot change names, update names, raise the cost of names, or do anything of that sort.
There is nothing like that here. Everyone has equal access to inscribe whatever Sats Name they wish on a first come first serve basis.
We’re just a couple devs suggesting a standard. We don’t have any authority over what is “real” or not. We’re going to build some tools that help marketplaces, wallets, and individuals users sort out which .sats name was first. You shouldn’t trust us or anyone—you should verify. That said we’ll try to make it fast and easy to verify!
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First is first. Indexers will regard your names as a duplicate.