Unstoppable Domains, an Ethereum-based project that allows users to create “.crypto” website URLs, has been integrated into Cloudflare’s Distributed Web Resolver. After integration, Users will be able to access Unstoppable Domains blockchain addresses from any browser.
Previously, websites created with the Unstoppable Domains .crypto extension were only accessible through browsers that had already chosen to include access to them. Through the use of Cloudflare’s DNS over HTTPS, all internet-connected web browsers will now be able to access .crypto sites.
While traditional domain name providers subject users to annual renewal fees and control large numbers of websites through centralized data centers, blockchain-based domains remain completely under user control. The common threats that come with running a traditional website, such as privacy violations, arbitrary censorship, and phishing attempts, are all irrelevant in a blockchain-based domain service.
Matthew Gould, CEO of Unstoppable Domains, referenced the now common occurrence of internet data breaches and the ever-invasive invasion of Big Tech’s monopoly on the web, as the rationale for the project. Gould said:
“In an age where data breaches have become commonplace, while privacy and ownership of a person’s own digital assets are paramount, many forward-thinking individuals and companies have questioned centralized control. This new system is different. It puts control back where it should be, back to the user. “
Backed by venture capitalist Tim Draper, Unstoppable Domains launched in 2018 and has secured millions of dollars in funding to date.. So far, it has been reported that almost half a million domain names have been created through Unstoppable Domains.