Launched .polygon domains for NFT and Web3- The Cryptonomist

Launched .polygon domains for NFT and Web3- The Cryptonomist

Unstoppable Domains and Polygon Labs have announced the launch of .polygon NFT domains for Web3.

Through this initiative, users in the Polygon ecosystem can create custom Web3 domains with a .polygon suffix that they can use to access Web3 applications, create decentralized websites, create their own Web3 identity, and easily send cryptocurrencies and NFTs is without having to use regular long wallet addresses.

Unstoppable domains

Unstoppable Domains is actually a Web3 domain provider, and it has launched this collaboration with Polygon Labs specifically to create the new .polygon domains that enable digital identity within the Polygon ecosystem.

In fact, thanks to these new domains, users can create a digital identity that they fully own, while signaling their support for Polygon. This network in particular already hosts some important Web3 projects, such as DeFi apps and services for NFTs.

Unstoppable Domains allows anyone to create portable digital identities that can be used in more than 750 apps, games and metaverses. Its main use is to replace the classic very long and unrecognizable public addresses of crypto wallets, to simplify the process of receiving tokens and NFTs.

.polygon NFT domains

These identities can then also be connected to social channels, and have on-chain tokens such as tickets and rewards, view tokens and more.

In addition, they enable dApps on Polygon to create communities through the Login with Unstoppable service, which enables quick access through the new .polygon identity without having to enter passwords or crypto addresses.

Unstoppable Domains is launching exclusive access to premium .polygon games and digit domains starting March 16th.

Polygon Labs Vice President and Chief Growth Officer Sanket Shah said:

“Web3 domains will give our community a digital identity that they fully own, allowing them to log into dApps without giving away personal information and perform crypto transactions without long wallet addresses. We are excited to make user-owned digital identity a core part of The Polygon Ecosystem.”

COO and Head of Business Development at Unstoppable Domains, Sandy Carter, added:

“We are excited to deepen our partnership with Polygon Labs with .polygon Web3 domains and bring our communities even closer together. User-owned digital identity is the future of the Internet, and with the Polygon ecosystem, we’re putting the power of user-owned digital identities in more people’s hands.”

Polygon and NFTs

Recently, Polygon has been somewhat transitioning users away from Ethereum, especially in the NFT world.

In fact, the transaction costs of sending NFTs on Ethereum have remained significant, even after the transition to Proof-of-Stake, and this particularly affects large volumes of low-value NFT transactions.

In contrast, Polygon, which is a layer 2 solution specifically for Ethereum, enables transactions at far lower costs, and has now become the leading alternative to Ethereum for this type of use.

Suffice it to mention that while in December and January at OpenSea the monthly volume of NFTs traded on the Polygon network was around 15 million, in February it skyrocketed to over 100 million.

That’s still small compared to 600 million on Ethereum, but the growth on Polygon has been resounding.

However, it is worth noting that in the first two weeks of March, NFT trades on OpenSea on the Polygon network fell to $2.3 million, and on Ethereum they fell to $186 million.

The downsizing of the NFT market has been going on now since June 2022, although it had shown signs of improvement in the last months of the year, but it is a consequence of the bursting of the giant bubble that inflated in 2021.

It is important to point out that current volumes remain much higher than pre-bubble volumes, given that in February 2021, for example, there was no more than $90 million on Ethereum, compared to more than $600 million in February 2023, and on Polygon it exceeded only 1 million dollars in July 2021, at the height of the bubble.

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