Shytoshi Kusama, the primary developer behind Shiba Inu (SHIB), has recently offered insights into a pioneering endeavor within the project, aiming to transform digital identity. Collaborating with the domain name startup D3, Kusama detailed a strategic blueprint designed to propel the Shiba Inu ecosystem to the forefront of the internet, introducing top-level domains (TLDs) under “.shib.”
Shiba Inu: A New Collaboration With D3
Kusama underscored the recent partnership between SHIB and D3, a reputable domain name startup. This collaboration seeks to redefine perceptions of digital identity by applying for an exclusive .shib top-level domain (TLD). The ambitious objective is to “invade the internet,” creating a digital landscape seamlessly incorporating the Shiba Inu ecosystem.
Potential Impact on Digital Identity
Pending approval, the .shib domain could leverage an existing infrastructure used by over 5.3 billion people globally. Kusama highlighted the versatile applications of this domain, envisioning Shiba Inu holders utilizing it to host websites, and e-commerce platforms, facilitate digital asset transactions and communications, verify identities, and establish new usernames. The .shib domain aspires to offer a comprehensive solution for users within the SHIB community.
Strategic Move in Web3
Kusama emphasized the remarkable surge of 198 million internet users in the past year. Recognizing users’ familiarity with domains in the Web3 space, he suggested that the integration of .shib domains could seamlessly enhance the user experience within the SHIB ecosystem.
The .shib Domain Launch
D3 introduced the .shib domain initiative last month. This aligns with Shiba Inu’s vision to pioneer innovation in the digital identity space. The strategic partnership with D3 involves seeking approval from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to establish the .shib domain. Despite the intricate verification process, D3 expresses confidence in obtaining approval.
Steps to Pre-register
To streamline the pre-registration process, D3 has launched an early access program for Shiba Inu community members. Interested individuals can utilize the D3 app’s search tool to check the availability of their preferred .shib domain names. Upon successful availability, users can opt to pre-register for early access by providing an email address and completing the registration process.
Shiba Inu’s collaboration with D3 to introduce the .shib domain marks a substantial advancement in the project’s quest to redefine digital identity. If approved, this initiative holds far-reaching implications. It offers SHIB holders a unique and multifaceted domain to interact with the broader internet landscape. As the SHIB community eagerly anticipates further developments, the project stands as a trailblazer in innovation within the space.