Neo Naming Services


Blockchain technology has emerged as a groundbreaking innovation, disrupting traditional paradigms in various industries. One such revolution within the blockchain world is Neo N3, an advanced iteration of the Neo platform focusing on scalability, security, and interoperability. However, one issue that persists across all blockchain platforms is the complexity associated with blockchain addresses. This is where the Neo Name Service (NNS) steps in as an elegant solution.

The Traditional Blockchain Addresses

In the blockchain ecosystem, addresses are essential for transactions and account management. They serve as the unique identifier that facilitates the transfer of assets. For instance, a typical Neo N3 might look something like this: `NXYoEuepxeeGKs7uCXa3UvE5FVMor385tX`.

While these alphanumeric addresses are secure and unique, they are not exactly user-friendly. Imagine having to tell someone your address over the phone or writing it down on a piece of paper; the process is error-prone and cumbersome. The challenge is clear: How can we make blockchain addresses more accessible without compromising on security?

What is a Domain Name System (DNS)?

Before diving into the Neo Name Service, let’s look at a technology that has already solved a similar problem: the Domain Name System (DNS). Anyone who has browsed the internet is familiar with domain names. Instead of typing in a complex IP address to visit a website, you simply type in a domain name like

NNS: A Decentralized Name System for Neo N3

Neo Name Service (NNS) aims to bring the simplicity of domain names to the Neo N3 blockchain. NNS is a decentralized, blockchain-based domain name system that allows users to replace complicated blockchain addresses with simple, human-readable names. For example, instead of using a cumbersome address like NXYoEuepxeeGKs7uCXa3UvE5FVMor385tX, you could simply use johnsmith.neo.

How to Register a Domain with NNS

The process of acquiring your own NNS domain is straightforward and can be summarized in the following steps:

  1. Access an NNS-Compatible : Make sure you have a Neo N3 compatible wallet that supports NNS features.
  2. Search for Availability: Within the wallet interface, navigate to the NNS section and search for the domain name you desire.
  3. Place a Bid or Buy: Depending on the domain’s status, you might need to participate in an auction or you can buy it outright.
  4. Confirm and Pay: Once you’ve won the bid or selected the domain, you’ll need to confirm the transaction and pay the associated fees.
  5. Domain Setup: After acquiring the domain, you can set it up to point to your Neo N3 address.