EDNS (Ether Domain Name Services) is excited to roll out another feature under its wings. We have built a chrome plugin tool that leverages blockchain technology for EDNS domain owners to quickly look up information linked to the Web 3.0 digital identities.
Yes, details related to your domain are now at your fingertips; with the EDNS chrome extension, you can search the wallet address hosting that domain, text records, email addresses, website URLs, social media handles, and more!
EDNS is constantly building to expand its Web3 ecosystem with sophisticated products. We soon expect to launch Web Hosting and a Web Builder for our users. The chrome plugin is key to achieving these milestones amid the Web 3.0 craze.
Web3 is currently picking up steam in the online space. Its rising popularity is proportionate to blockchain and the distributed lager’s broad acceptance and adoption. Web 3.0 aspires to provide a trustworthy, data-driven UI that caters to every user.
On the other hand, the soon exiting internet iteration, Web 2.0, allows users to create content and distribute it on global networks. Social media channels such as Instagram and Facebook and other video streaming applications, blog posting, podcasts, and social bookmarking are all examples of Web 2.0 platforms.
Let’s take a look at how the EDNS chrome extension works.
Introduction to the EDNS chrome extension
With Web 2.0 being dominated by social media platforms and centralized websites, it is more important than ever to have a feature that enables you to host your social network handles, Web2 sites, and more on the blockchain.
And at the same time, have the privilege to retrieve this information from the blockchain in real-time with a Web3 lookup tool. The EDNS chrome plugin comes with a pack of functions. Besides being a blockchain-underpinned search engine that generates particular information tied to your EDNS domain, it can also be used to check wallet addresses on different chains.
Basically, the plugin is a tool for anyone to find information about your digital identity through your EDNS domain.
How to use the plugin
First, you must install the plugin as a chrome extension on your Chrome Browser. Simply click this link here.
After downloading the plugin, you can pin it to your toolbar. Then open it, and you will see 3 tabs: “Address”, “Text Record”, and “Website”.
The “Address” tab effectively looks up any wallet addresses associated with the domain. Input the target EDNS domain and choose a wallet chain from the drop-down menu. If the domain holder has bound a relevant address to the domain, you can see their linked wallet address.
In contrast, the “Text Record” works by checking different records associated with the domain. You only need to enter the EDNS domain and choose the record type you want to retrieve from the drop-down menu. Thus, the relevant record will be fetched and displayed.
While the “Website” tab will instantly access any websites linked to the user’s domain. To use the feature, input the target EDNS domain and click “Go”. You will be redirected to the website linked to the EDNS domain.
With that, it’s okay to deem that you can now use the tool to fetch any user’s domain-linked data. However, you might be asking, how is this information added to the blockchain? Let’s find out.
How to add a record to your domain?
Log in at app.edns.domains and click “My Domains”. Click into the domain to which you want to link the records. On the following tab, click the “RECORDS” and “Add Record”. The system will then prompt you to choose the relevant record from the drop-down menu.
You will then be required to input the information you want to link. Click on “Save” and pay the gas fees attached. Congratulations! Your record has been added to your domain.
How to link a website to your domain
Access your account dashboard, click “My Domains”, and select the domain you wish to attach to a website URL. Next, click the “RECORDS” tab and click “Add Record”. On the first drop-down menu, choose “Text Record” then proceed to the second drop-down menu, and select “Url”. Input the URL of the website you want to be attached to the domain and click “Save.” Of course, you will be required to pay gas fees, and the website will automatically link to the domain on-chain.
How do I edit a record that is already linked to the domain?
Upon logging into your account, go to“My Domains” and select the domain you wish to edit its data-related records. Afterward, you should click the “RECORDS” tab, then “Add Record”, and choose the description you want to edit or replace from the drop-down menu.
Next, input the updated information you would like to link to the domain and click on “Save”, then pay the gas fees attached to the transaction. The data will be updated and viewed by users searching it through the EDNS Chrome extension.
Why charge gas fees and what would happen if I sell my domain?
Since you are adding your data to the blockchain, the gas fees will occur; adding any records to the blockchain will come with the gas fee; the gas fees are usually in $MATIC.
On the other side of the camp, if you sell the domain linked to your records, you will lose not only the ownership of the domain but the records as well tied to that domain. The information remains part of the domain and is transferred to the next domain holder. Only the domain holder has the privilege of replacing the data following the editing steps.
Please note that any information the user is linking to the domain will be stored on the blockchain. And as the nature of blockchain, it is immutable and transparent. Any person with technical knowledge can retrieve linked information on the smart contract even after it has been replaced. EDNS does not recommend and is not responsible if any sensitive information is added to your domain.
More about the extension on EDNS Website: https://www.edns.domains/extensions
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