It’s been a breathtaking journey of innovation, fostering a vibrant community, refining our platform, and expanding the AZERO.ID ecosystem! Today, we are thrilled to announce the AZERO.ID’s public launch on the Aleph Zero Mainnet. This marks a significant leap in redefining the domain services and harnessing the full potential of the Aleph Zero blockchain.
Each team member has dedicated countless hours and expertise to the enhancement and deployment of the AZERO.ID platform. The fruits of our labor are finally here, and it’s all thanks to you. Your support and belief in our vision have been paramount to our success.
In the following sections, we’ll provide a comprehensive overview of the public launch. Let’s get started! 👇
Get your first domain!
First, of course, a big thank you to the entire team who has anxiously worked towards this day for over a year. Going from ETHWarsaw hackathon winners to launching our public mainnet in less than a year is fantastic, so congratulations to the AZERO.ID crew behind the scenes!
Today marks an important day for Aleph Zero and the whole Substrate ecosystem. The first ever ink!-based domain nameservice is going live for the public. The protocol has undergone an extensive security audit by Kudelski Security and was intensively stress tested by our community on the Aleph Zero testnet over the last weeks.
The initial version of the AZERO.ID protocol provides you with the following exciting features, among others:
- Register your domain for up to three years — Our domains come in the form of NFT’s that are fully controlled by you.
- Attach all your website and social handles to the domain — Aggregate your on-and off-chain identity with our metadata storage.
- Secure your domain’s access rights — Set controller and resolver to achieve maximum security and flexibility with our role system.
- Your domain’s personal spotlight — An individualized website for every domain that showcases all your metadata, acting like an on-chain Linktree — only cooler.
- Bring your friends to the party: Our unique on-chain referral system gives the nod (and rewards) to those who introduce their friends to our domain world.
- Trade in style: Looking to dabble in the secondary market? Our seamless integration with the ArtZero NFT marketplace offers your domain trading from the very beginning.
This is the first step in creating web3 most innovative and user-friendly domain system. Over the following months, we will refine the platform and develop AZERO.ID’s USPs according to our roadmap.
With Aleph Zero’s upcoming privacy framework Liminal, AZERO.ID will be able to provide web3’s first privacy-preserving domain system. This will allow us to finally enable the full power of on-chain domains, enabling users to build up their identity without revealing their on-chain activities. Further, we aim to solve the economic challenges of domain services and the existing problem of domain squatting with an innovative demand-based pricing mechanism. Moreover, we are extensively researching a multi-chain future for AZERO.ID leveraging the power of the XCM protocol to create a unified domain system and namespace for the entire Substrate ecosystem.
You want to learn more about all the detail of AZERO.ID? Then head over to our detailed documentation covering everything you need to know!
Trading enabled from day one 📈
With today's public launch of AZERO.ID, the ArtZero marketplace will exclusively bring the first-ever secondary market for AZERO.ID NFT domains to the community. The ArtZero team has put in a significant amount of effort to support AZERO.ID domain smart contracts since our domains are not basic PSP34-NFTs, but highly customized smart contracts offering crucial functionalities required for an on-chain domain system. The ability to trade domains fully permissionless, trustless, and on a decentralized infrastructure solves many existing challenges of web2 domain marketplaces and heavily improves the UX of domain trading.
Bring your friends 🎁
We built an on-chain referral system designed to benefit both the referrer and the referred mutually. If you recommend AZERO.ID to someone, you’ll receive a 5% bonus. Additionally, the person you’ve referred will benefit from a 5% discount on their registration fee. This system not only thanks you for spreading the word about AZERO.ID but also welcomes newcomers with a registration discount.
To celebrate our mainnet launch, we will soon start a big Zealy sprint with many exciting rewards to be won by the community. Further, we are thrilled to share that over the following days, we will announce exciting integrations and partnerships that will add utility to all AZERO.ID domain holders.
We welcome all of you to be part of this journey and cannot wait for what’s to come! This is (still) just the beginning, anon.
AZERO.ID is the leading domain service for the Aleph Zero and Substrate ecosystem. By leveraging the privacy framework of Aleph Zero, we can create web3’s first privacy-preserving domain system enabling private domain-to-domain transfers. With our on-chain domains, users can aggregate their on-and off-chain identity and leverage it while exploring the web3 ecosystem.