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Nov '23

7 simple steps to use a domain name as a handle on BlueSky – Domain Name Wire

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Changing your handle to a domain name is as simple as adding a TXT record.
One of the interesting things about recently-launched social media platforms is how they use domain names.
Mastodon requires users to pick a server, each one using a different domain name. Many of those domains use new extensions such as .social.
And the newest entrant, BlueSky, lets you set your domain name to be your handle. It’s incredibly easy, too.
I recently joined BlueSky and started with the standard handle, which uses the format name.bsky.social. I decided to change my handle to allemann.org. Here’s how to do this with any domain you own:
1. Open up the left menu in BlueSky and click on settings
BlueSky side panel with an red arrow pointing to Settings
 
2. Scroll down to the Advanced section and tap “Change handle”.
BlueSky settings with a red arrow pointing to "change handle"
 
3. Tap “I have my own domain”
BlueSky Change Handle screen with red arrow pointing to "I have my own domain"
 
4. Enter your domain and copy the Value
BlueSky Change Handle screen with TXT record DNS info
 
5. Go to your domain registrar and select your domain. Go to the DNS records for that domain. Here’s how that looks at GoDaddy:GoDaddy DNS change screen
 
6. Choose Type TXT, enter _atproto. for the Name, and Value for Value
7. Go back to BlueSky and click “Verify DNS Record”.
That’s it. Now my profile looks like this:
BlueSky handle for @allemann.org
I’m not sure what the future of BlueSky is, but I like this domain name feature. If you’re on BlueSky, be sure follow me @allemann.org.
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Nuno says

Do you have an invitation code? I would follow you if I could signup! 😀
Anonymous says

I’ve been waiting to get access to BlueSky to no avail. You can also register your Tik Tok handle as a domain name (at least .com)
Frank Meester says

I have been on the waiting list for a while ,did not get any notice
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Joker has been buying and selling domains since the late 90's. He has worked with many portfolios and investors over the past decade as well.

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