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Resolution

Resolution is the main functional offering of your .avax name. Resolution can be broken down into two operations: Forward Resolution and Reverse Resolution.

 

What is Forward Resolution?

Let's say you want to send your friend 1 AVAX. Normally, you must ask for their wallet address (0x0000…), and then you can transfer to that address. Unfortunately, the address is difficult to remember.

To simplify the process, you can use a domain name. Your friend can register johndoe.avax, and configure johndoe.avax to resolve to their wallet address. Then, you can transfer them funds knowing only their domain name.

Read more about Forward Resolution and how to enable it

 

What is Reverse Resolution?

Reverse Resolution is the process of taking a piece of data like a wallet address (0x0000…) and finding the related .avax domain.

 For example, if you are playing a GameFi game, you are likely identified by your wallet address. You can enable reverse resolution to allow users to find your .avax domain using your wallet address. With your .avax domain, the game can pull more information such as an avatar.

Read more about Reverse Resolution and how to enable it.