How to Register a New ENS Domain
The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) is a blockchain-based distributed registry for top-level domains. Users can register and administer.eth domains just as they would.com or.org domains. An ENS domain registration tutorial is provided below for your perusal.
Step 1: Set up an Ethereum wallet
A new ENS domain requires an Ethereum wallet before it can be registered. MetaMask, MyEtherWallet, and Ledger are just a few of the alternatives. Pick the one that works best for you, and set up your wallet by following the on-screen instructions.
Step 2: Acquire some Etherereum
Ether, the native coin of the Ethereum network, is used for ENS domain registration and administration. You’ll need to have some Ether in your wallet before you can register a new domain name. Ether can be purchased on a cryptocurrency market or gained through mining.
Step 3: Go to the ENS website
Just head on over to the ENS website (https://ens.domains/) and hit the “Register a Name” link. Clicking this link will lead you to a page where you can look for a domain name that is still available.
Step 4: Search for and select your desired domain name
To register a domain, type the name into the search bar. Whether or not the domain name you’ve chosen is available will be displayed on the website. You can move forward with domain name registration if you see that the desired domain name is still available.
Step 5: Register your domain name
After deciding on a domain name, you’ll have to pay a nominal price, usually measured in Ether, in order to secure your spot as the official owner. Domain names with more than three dots (.) are more expensive. Your Ethereum wallet will request confirmation before processing the transaction.
Step 6: Set up your domain
Your domain will be registered once the transaction has been validated, and you may then direct it to whatever you’d want (a website, an Ethereum address, etc.).
You’ve just accomplished the lofty goal of registering a brand-new domain in the ENS. ENS allows you to generate a unique address for your Ethereum resources and smart contract that is both memorable and simple to use. If you don’t want to lose control of your domain name or private key, you need to be sure to maintain both secure and up-to-date.