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The Avalanche Name Service

Where have we been?

September 23rd, 2021

We've received a lot of questions recently about the project, whether it's still alive, and whether we are still developing. We want to take this opportunity to assure you that we are indeed here and that we are moving forward.

Our soft-launch in April was a success. For those who missed it, we developed infrastructure for selling domain names and a key-value store for setting records on the C-Chain. We launched with four record types: C-Chain Address, X-Chain Address, Nickname, and Avatar. We created an NPM package and a basic Chrome extension for performing lookups. We had every intention of moving & building fast.

Shortly after, we stopped building. We realized that this project is critically important infrastructure. We reached out to the team at Ava Labs & have been collaborating with them since to ensure that our product will properly serve the Avalanche community. We know we have an important role to play and we want to make sure we do it right.

Our mission is to create a naming system that will integrate well with applications and subnets in the Avalanche ecosystem, while also providing utility outside of the Avalanche ecosystem. The goals of the project have not changed since the soft-launch in April, however our approach has shifted a little. We want to build a sustainable business that can carry out its mission and continue to serve the Avalanche community for years to come.

We've paused domain sales while we finalize our plans and continue discussions with Ava Labs. For those who have bought domains, you'll be able to continue using the application. No matter what happens, we want early supporters to know we are here for you & won't be forgetting you.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to send us a DM on Twitter @avvydomains or an email to [email protected]