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Feb '24

GoDaddy makes connecting domains to crypto wallets with ENS easier – Domain Name Wire

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World’s largest domain registrar adds two-step wizard for connecting domains to Ethereum wallets.
Last week, Ethereum Name Service (ENS) announced a new, “gasless” way to connect real domain names with wallet addresses.
Today, GoDaddy (NYSE: GDDY) gave a significant boost to the effort by adding a two-step integration to connect domains at GoDaddy to ENS.
Customers will now see a “Crypto Wallet” option within the DNS section of their domain manager.
All customers have to do is click a button to turn on DNSSEC and then enter their Ethereum wallet address. In the background, GoDaddy will add a TXT record to the domain. The domain must point to GoDaddy’s nameservers in order to use the automated setup.
While cryptocurrency users that would use a domain with their wallet address are probably technologically savvy, GoDaddy is making it super simple for them to connect domains to ENS without fiddling around to find how to implement DNSSEC or add a TXT record to their DNS.
It will be interesting to see how many people use this feature at GoDaddy.
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Anthony Mitchell says

.Box domains now seem overpriced.
John says

They’re big believers in freedom though. Already started censoring at their Discord thing. 😉
What parents have done to each successive worsening generation. So sad. And I’m not even a boomer.
Mark Thorpe says

Web 3.0 needs to be linked to Web 1.0 to be looked at as legit.
John says

Okay, so for those who know more than me about that topic, how does this compare to what .box is now offering?
Worse, or still worse?
(Practically) just as good?
Better?
Inquiring minds want to know.
For example, from what I’ve seen it may involve just adding a TXT record to DNS, is that right? Would that then mean you wouldn’t necessarily have to have the domain at GoDaddy, or would such a TXT record only involve some proprietary software controlled by GoDaddy? Etc.
In general I really like the idea of just being able to add a TXT record to use a domain with ENS, but not if it’s limited to GoDaddy only.
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