DecentraWeb is a decentralized

Implementation
of the
DNS base
layer protocol on the
Ethereum Blockchain.

Committed to taking back the internet, one layer at a time...

Partnerships

About
 

what is decentraweb

DecentraWeb aims to transform the internet and DNS (Domain Name System) by allowing anyone to permissionessly
create their own top level domain (TLD) and own it permanently on the Ethereum blockchain.

Corporations & Businesses

Buy and own a completely custom Top-Level-Domain (TLD) like .tesla .apple or .bobsappliances.

Freedom Seekers & Privacy Enthusiasts

Never worry about censorship or removal of your domain(s) and content, while providing pseudonymous ownership.

Individuals

Purchase your own name or keywords for TLDs. Once registered, you can create associated subdomains such as gardening.hobby or john.doe.

Stakers

Users who lock their tokens to earn passive returns on sales of products and services, and those who operate DNS nodes on the DecentraWeb network.

Problem & Solution
 

Problem

Since the creation of the internet we’ve built some of our greatest inventions on it. But somewhere
along the way, we’ve gone off course.

This has resulted in a centralized internet where a few gatekeepers such as tech companies and others
have unprecedented power.

Everyone’s online actions are tracked and censorship is rampant. At the flick of a switch, an entire
company or individual’s online presence can be deleted.

This can happen for political reasons, or simply because one company does not agree with another’s
business practices.

Wikipedia is now banned in...

Wikipedia joins a growing list of websites that cannot be accessed in china, which in recent years... Wikipedia is also blocked in Turkey

India permanetly bans Tik Tok...

India's ministry of electronics and information technology has issued fresh notices to make permanent a ban imposed on video app TikTok...

Report: Turkey banned 130,000 ...

Click to read the article in Turkish. Focusing on access blocks to websites, news reports and social media content, “Blocked web 2019:

Pakistan follows India in ...

Pakistan follows India in banning Tik Tok.. Sign up to myFT daily digest to be the first to know about technology news. Tik Tok was banned in...

Solution

Solution

A decentralized DNS (Domain Name System), giving anyone the ability to permissionlessly create their own top level domain and own it permanently on the Ethereum blockchain.

Domain objects (DomainCoins) could represent the right to own a domain for a year.
Satoshi Nakamoto
Blockchain
 

How It Works

DecentraWeb allows anyone to permissionessly register their own top-level-domain (TLD)

As an NFT (non-fungible-token), and own it on the Ethereum blockchain.

IT'S AS EASY AS 1-2-3!

Registering a TLD on DecentraWeb is easy! We have strived to make the process as simple as possible so that even non-crypto savvy users can register their own domains and subdomains!

Search for any top-level-domain (TLD) such as .hotel.
If the TLD isn't available, we'll let you know!
Choose your registration duration, and then pay in
either ETH or DWEB tokens to receive a 50% discount.
Your TLD NFT is instantly minted and sent directly to your
wallet which you control.
Hold or trade your TLD NFT ... the choice is yours!
Roadmap
 

Our Plan

  1. Q3 2021

    DecentraName DNS registrations for TLDs & subdomains as ERC-721 NFTs

  2. Q4 2021

    DecentraDNS testnet & private launch via custom DNS GO daemon

  3. Q1 2022

    DecentraDNS mainnet with DNS GO daemon using smart contracts & resolvers.

  4. Q2 2022

    DecentraHost launch on IPFS allowing users to host websites, content, & more on their DecentraName

  5. Q3 2022

    DecentraMail launch on IPFS allowing users to host mail (webmail, IMAP,etc) on their DecentraName

  6. Q4 2022

    DecentraMail launch on IPFS allowing users to host mail (webmail, IMAP,etc) on their DecentraName

  7. Q1 2023

    DecentraHost launch on IPFS allowing users to host websites, content, & more on their DecentraName

About Our
 

Tokenomics

The DWEB token will play a crucial role in the DecentraWeb ecosystem, and will be used
for payment for products & services, governance, DNS Validator Nodes, Staking & more.

DWEB Token

The proceeds for all domain, hosting, and other sales of products and services will be distributed as follows:

Transfer
 

FEES

Fees breakdown

A 10% fee will be assessed upon each token transfer to improve liquidity and further incentivize token holders and stakers

Our
 

Team

We have built an executive and advisory team with extensive experience in the
domain, DNS, security and blockchain space with team members hailing from
GoDaddy, Intel, Dow Jones, Microsoft, Dell, ServiceNow, Bloomberg, HP,
T-Mobile, TrustSwap, Coin Market Cap (CMC) & others.

Michael "Mafiaboy" Calce

HP, Optimal Secure

Adam Barlam

GoDaddy, Intel, TrustSwap

Arne Josefsberg

GoDaddy, ServiceNow, Microsoft

Mauvis Ledford

CoinMarketCap, DexTools

Justine Bone

MedSec, Bloomberg, Dow Jones

Paul Sebastien

T-Mobile, Offensive Security, Microsoft

Sundeep Krishna

TrustSwap, QANX, OSU

Lorena Valencia

Relliance Wire & Cable NMSDC
 

FAQ

  • Unstoppable Domains ONLY allows you to register subdomains on their existing TLDs THEY have chosen for you. This is a centralized approach, as they run the TLDs, and subsequently have control of all subdomains under their umbrella.

    DecentraWeb allows you to register ANY TLD that isn't already an existing ICANN TLD (can't register .com, .net, .org, etc).

    ENS (Ethereum Name System) currently only allows for .eth subdomains, so much like Unstoppable Domains, they are somewhat centralized with this approach. Furthermore, ENS domains are controlled by a multisig wallet, so technically if they wanted to they could censor or take away subdomains created, or even change them.

    The closest competitor to us would be Handshake, and the Handshake protocol. However we feel their implementation is flawed on many fronts. First off, they run their own PoW blockchain, based on Bitcoin. This is problematic, as if you are trying to rewrite one of the base layers of the internet and most important protocols (DNS), you should ensure you're on the most decentralized and secure blockchain around. The fact that Handshake runs its own chain, and one that runs a common SHA256 hashing algorithm, means it is subject to a 51% attack since there isn't much hashing power associated with the chain. We feel something as critical as DNS should not be subject to these types of attacks. Furthermore, being a smaller chain means its subject to potential downtime or other issues. Think about Solana with its recent 20 hour downtime. Something as critical as DNS CANNOT have ANY downtime!

    Furthermore, to register a domain on Handshake, you need to go through a bi-weekly auction process. We also feel this is a flawed approach, as not only do you need to potentially wait 2 weeks to get a domain you requested, but someone can outbid you for a simple name you want! We want the process to register domains be open, and similar to the current ICANN process where you can register a domain name instantly if it is available (instant gratification). Imagine being a developer or company and having to wait 2 weeks to secure your domain, and then potentially not even being able to register it due to a bidding process?

    DecentraWeb has taken all of this into account and has chosen to run on the Ethereum blockchain to allow its users to register ANY open TLD they can find INSTANTLY!

  • As it stands ICANN controls all domains, and your DNS (the thing that resolves IP addresses to domain names) is controlled by your ISP (by default). If you change your DNS in your browser or your home router to 1.1.1.1 (Cloudflare) or 8.8.8.8 (Google) you resolve DNS through these companies instead but they still only resolve ICANN domains. With Decentraweb you either change your DNS resolver to one that supports both Decentraweb and ICANN domains or you run a browser extension we are creating that handles that for you.

    We are making it so anyone can create a top level domain (TLD). Currently on the centralized internet, ICANN is the only one who can approve this and it costs 250K USD non-refundable just for an application to get them to review a new one (which they typically deny). Then it is an additional 200-250K a year just to ICANN to maintain the TLD through them.

    By making a decentralized version of DNS (dDNS) and having the domains and subdomains on Ethereum, anyone can create a TLD if it doesn't already exist on ICANN (we want to be backwards compatible, so someone wouldn't be able to register .com, .net, .org, etc), and maintain it as an NFT (ERC-721) on Ethereum.

  • We regulary get asked why you chose to have this project run on Ethereum, and not Cardano, Solana, Binance Smart Chain, Algorand (insert X chain here). Reason: DNS is a critical base layer of the internet and requires the MOST decentralized and SECURE network and smart contract-enabled blockchain. This is currently Ethereum. We cannot risk having DNS go down (for instance like Solana's 20 hour downtime), or being centralized (like BSC, where Binance and many Chinese entities run the nodes) and censored.

  • Staking pools will be enabled from Day 1 as soon as $DWEB is launched.

    There will be 2 types of staking pools, each a separate staking contract and each with a different rewards structure.


    Pool #1: Liquidity Provider Stakers (LP) - 45% rewards

    Those who stake Uniswap LP tokens for providing liquidity to our Uniswap pool and token pair will receive 45% of all fees collected for purchases of domains, hosting, products and other services via DecentraWeb.


    Pool #2: $DWEB Token Stakers - 35% rewards

    Those who stake just $DWEB tokens will receive 35% of all fees collected for purchases of domains, hosting, products and other services via DecentraWeb.

  • All domains and subdomains on the DecentraWeb network will be registered as NFTs (ERC-721) on Ethereum. This allows for these domains and subdomains to be easily bought/sold/traded on any NFT-based marketplace.

    We envision an open market where users can register any TLD (top level domain) such as a keyword for example .cryptocurrency, and then sell subdomains of that keyword to interested parties (boredape.nft, cryptopunks.nft, etc).

    This allows for ANYONE to essentially be their own registar like GoDaddy, Unstoppable Domains, etc, and sell subdomains of a TLD!

  • Each TLD bought through DecentraWeb will be $50 in $DWEB or $100 in $ETH per year (plus $ETH gas fees), offering a 50% discount to $DWEB users to incentivize use.

    The max term of registration will be 5 years. Users will have the opportunity to renew/extend the registration at any point in time.

  • We regulary get asked why you chose to have this project run on Ethereum, and not Cardano, Solana, Binance Smart Chain, Algorand (insert X chain here).

    Reason: DNS is a critical base layer of the internet and requires the MOST decentralized and SECURE network and smart contract-enabled blockchain. This is currently Ethereum.

    We cannot risk having DNS go down (for instance like Solana's 20 hour downtime), or being centralized (like BSC, where Binance and many Chinese entities run the nodes) and censored.

  • Current top domain names (like apple.com, youtube.com, facebook.com, etc) will be restricted from registration unless user can prove they own the ICANN version. If you try to register .facebook for instance, the smart contract will verify you own the domain by asking you to add a TXT record to facebook.com DNS with a random string we provide you. If you can't update the existing DNS record, registration won't continue.

    This way we can avoid people squatting on top domains, and it also gives us a way to work with top brands/companies etc and get them into our ecosystem!