Blockstack domains are not registered on the traditional DNS run by an organized called ICANN. Instead they're registered on a blockchain in a fully decentralized way. This means that Blockstack domains are truly owned by their owners and cannot be taken away. All Blockstack domains have public keys by default (public keys are required to own the domains), unlike the traditional DNS where a small fraction of domains get the (optional) public key certificates.
Articles in this section
- Can Blockstack control my data or ID when I use it?
- Can Blockstack delete my Blockstack ID or deny me use of it?
- Can I get an identity without the Blockstack in the name, like steve.id?
- Can I have more than one identity?
- Can I move my data from one storage provider to another?
- Do apps using Blockstack work with a regular browser?
- Do DApps work with a regular browser?
- Do I need to keep my identity secret?
- Do identities last forever or do they expire?
- How are Blockstack domains different from normal DNS domains?