In partnership with Unstoppable Domains, Polygon has now introduced the ability to create Web3 .polygon domain names. This new feature allows users to log into Web3 applications, use easy-to-read wallet addresses, and create decentralized websites.
Over 2.7 million domains on Polygon blockchain
The service will be available to approximately 180 million users and 40,000 services within the Polygon blockchain ecosystem. Unstoppable Domains uses Polygon to store decentralized domains with no gas costs. At the moment, more than 2.7 million domains have already been registered on the Polygon blockchain.
Using .polygon domains, users can create digital identities that are compatible with 750 applications, games, and Metaverse platforms. These domains can serve as login addresses for web apps, cryptocurrency wallets, and decentralized websites.
Creation of decentralized Polygon domains
In addition to creating decentralized domains on Polygon, Unstoppable Domains also offers the ability to create profiles that can be connected to social media accounts and act as digital identities on Web3 platforms and networks.
Sanket Shah, the vice president of business development at Polygon Labs, stressed in a statement the importance of unlocking user-owned digital identities for Polygon’s users. Shah said the following:
Web3 domains will give our community a digital identity that they fully own, allowing them to log into dApps without revealing their personal information and trade crypto without lengthy wallet addresses.
Unstoppable Domains will also offer access to premium .polygon gaming and -digit domains starting March 16.
Over the past year, decentralized domain services such as Unstoppable Domains and Ethereum Name Service (ENS) have become popular, with a significant increase in the number of registered domains.
In August 2020, US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase partnered with Unstoppable Domains and offered payments through domain handles instead of cryptographic addresses. In September 2022, Coinbase then partnered with ENS to offer users free “name.cb.id” usernames, in an effort to replace alphanumeric wallet addresses with alternatives that are easier for people to understand.