Name Alert Check if your namecoin .bit domains are about to expire
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What is Name Alert
Name Alert is a service which notifies you about your Namecoin Dot-Bit domains which are about to expire soon. (NEWS: id/ namespace now supported!)
What is Namecoin
Namecoin is a peer-to-peer generic name/value datastore system based on Bitcoin technology (a decentralized cryptocurrency). It allows you to:
- Securely register names (domains for example), no possible censorship!
- Trade and transact namecoins, the digital currency NMC.
What is dot-bit
Dot-bit is an alternative domain name system, based on Namecoin. Its top-level domain (TLD) is .bit.
In the traditional domain name system, the DNS, you purchase your domains for a period of time, usually one year. In Namecoin dot-bit, the lifetime of a domain is counted in blocks, which are the shorter the more nodes exist in the network. It's virtually impossible to precisely predict when your domain will expire.
Name Alert is an online service which will alert you whenever one of your domains is about to expire. You can use it to make sure that cybersquatters won't take over your domain just because you didn't know that expiration date has passed. You can also choose to be alerted whenever value of one or more of your domains has changed - that is, for example, that now it's pointing to a different IP address.