NFT, NFT Domains, Historical NFTs

How to Wrap an OG Linagee Name Registrar NFT for Viewing and/or Selling on OpenSea

A quick, step-by-step guide, with screen shots.

Photo by Jackson Simmer on Unsplash

This is a quick follow-up from my previous article on the Linagee Name Registrar. Okay, so, you’ve minted yourself a name, and now you want to get it onto OpenSea either to simply view in your wallet and/or to sell there. Great! But first we have to “wrap” the name. We need to this because, without this freshly developed wrapper (specifically for this purpose), we can’t make NFTs that OpenSea and other marketplaces can interact with (and indeed you’ll need this to even to simply view your asset in your wallet like a normal NFT). Remember, the initial 2015 contract came years before the normal ERC721 standard ever existed. So, we should be thankful that any of this is even possible!

So, here’s how it’s done! (And, btw, this info is in the Linagee Discord, already. But below will be a more graphical version that some may like.)

The OG Palpatine

Let’s use one of my names as an example… One of the things I did upon first hearing that these may come to be referred to as “.og” domains was to think of various gangsters and villains. I registered a whole bunch of such names, just for speculation. Today let’s use “Palpatine” which is a pretty well-known bad-guy name. Note that I registered it using the proper case / initial cap. I’m sure that by now someone has also registered it as “palpatine”. In the end, all lower-case may have been a better move if any actual address-resolving utility comes of these (which I see as doubtful, as we have ENS for that utility already). But, for purely display purposes, I like the initial cap. So, I went with it. (And hey, for 50 cents in gas, it’s not the end of the world if I lose out.) Anyway let’s use “Palpatine”.

Okay, so my first step is going to the Linagee wrapper utility at https://linageenameregistrar.com/wrapper and connecting the wallet used to mint the name. (Make sure to have some ETH in your wallet, as this will require some gas! Will show how much below.)

Paste your name there and click CHECK:

If all goes well (as it should), you’ll see the name as available for you to wrap, like so:

Click on CREATE WRAPPER. As you can see, the network, via Metamask, currently wants about $1.01 in gas for this step. So, go ahead and confirm it.

Next you need to transfer the name to the wrapper you just made. So, go ahead and click TRANSFER TO WRAPPER:

The network, via Metamask, wants about $0.56 more from me to do this step. So, CONFIRM this…

And finally, there is the WRAP step that shows up like so. (Click WRAP.)

This one costs a bit more — $3.75 for me here. Click CONFIRM:

When it’s done, it’ll show you links to OpenSea and Etherscan:

But really the OpenSea link is just a link to the main OpenSea Linagee collection (https://opensea.io/collection/linageenamewrapper). To view the NFT, simply go to your OpenSea account for the wallet used here, and it’s right there:

Note the expansion lately of the metadata properties. For this one, this is super handy:

So, we can see that there are NO spaces in this name (which is a good thing, as it means, for example, that this is not a scam one like “[space]Palpatine” or “[space]Palpatine[space]” etc. And there are NO special characters either, which means it’s not a scam one like “[invisible space]Palpatine”.

So, buyers can have reasonable confidence that this name is as it appears. They are constantly improving on the metadata lately in order to provide improved levels of assurance to buyers that what they’re looking at is indeed what they’re expecting (or not). I may well do another article on how to leverage metadata in authenticating potential buys. But I’ll save that for a separate piece.

Total cost to wrap: About $5.25. But note that this can vary. I’ve heard of low-gas wrappings that cost $1 or so, and higher-gas ones that cost $12 or so. So monitor gas and try to do this when it’s as low as possible. (I think gas was around 20 when I did this — forgot to look closely!)

Anyway, that’s how you wrap and view/sell. Pretty easy!

💡Oh hey! Let’s connect on 🐦Twitter, ok?! I’m @SwiggaJuice there, also findable as JimDee.eth. I’m a fully-doxxed web3 dev at 😼GenerativeNFTs.io — here’s my LinkedIn. 🙏
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