Namecoin DNS servers

Server : dns.bit / dns.dot-bit.org (with openNIC tld support)
IPv4 : 178.32.31.41
IPv6 : 2001:41d0:2:f391::401
=> Other DNS servers are available on Dot-BIT : existing dot-bit DNS servers.

Instructions to configure your DNS server

Instructions on OpenNIC to configure DNS (windows, mac, linux, etc)
Just replace the ip they propose with this one : 178.32.31.41

What is namecoin / Dot-BIT ?

Namecoin is a distributed domain registration system based on the bitcoin concept.
It is part of the Dot-BIT project.

It allows you to :
* register domains (.bit currently)
* be the only person to be able to modify it (no possible external control)

It is inspired by the bitdns discussion and recent failures of the DNS.
* This is a new blockchain, separate from the main Bitcoin chain
* Name/value pairs are stored in the blockchain attached to coins
* Names are acquired through new transaction types - new, first-update and update
* Names expire after 12000 blocks unless renewed with an update
* No two unexpired names can be identical
* Block validation is extended to reject transactions that do not follow the above rules
* The code is here: https://github.com/vinced/namecoin

How to register a .bit domain

To register a .bit domain, you need to use a registrar or buy it with some namecoins.
=> http://dot-bit.org/HowToRegisterBitDomains

Use a registrar

First registrar is available at http://register.dot-bit.org/.
It allows you to register a .bit domain without configuration and to pay directly with bitcoins.

How to get namecoins

=> http://dot-bit.org/HowToGetNamecoins

Current .bit domains

Number of domains [with valid names] : 179734

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