1.country — now offering 1 character domains names for you to claim.

PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA (May 16, 2023): For the first time ever, 1.country - a blockchain based domain name provider is unlocking 1-character premium domains to be claimed. These domains offer a unique opportunity to own a piece of internet real estate that provides instant brand recognition, a strong online presence and a memorable web address for businesses, organizations, and individuals alike.

Historically, single letter domains have not been easily accessible to purchase on any domain registration platform as they are locked & reserved to be sold at high prices or at auction. But Harmony, an open and fast blockchain in spirit of democratizing domains purchase is making 1- character domains on the 1.country platform for only $10. Domain names can be claimed for a period of 3 months and then can be renewed.

Most importantly, With 1.country users don't have to choose. 1.country delivers an ICANN approved secure top-level domain with the superpowers of smart contracts backed by the Harmony blockchain.

We’re also announcing new powerful features to help creators and domain owners boost their brand and identity:

  • 🆕 Email Alias: Users can create a unique email address for different purposes such as personal, work, or anything they desire. Ex: me@1.country
  • 🆕 Vanity URLs: Ability to create custom, personalized URLs that are easy to remember and brand. Ex: 1.country/shop 1.country/payment 1.country/about
  • 🆕 URL Parameters: Key benefits of URL parameter input is the ability to add widgets from their .country page, pin posts, and stake.
  • 🆕 Profile Enhancements: The ability to add iFrames and directly pay and tip on .country sites.

In addition to this, 1.country also announced the launch of its blockchain-based affiliate program, which gives all .country domain holders the chance to make up to 50% commission automatically on every new domain sold. Getting started as an affiliate seller is easy — simply syndicate and promote this link to your network 1.country?[insertdomainname] and encourage your friends and family to purchase a domain. Every domain sale that generated through the unique link will be automatically paid out after the transaction closes. Unlike traditional affiliate systems our partners get paid immediately.

This opportunity is unprecedented on other platforms — and we are enabling it with Web3 functionality. Thanks to the support of our community, we are excited about the progress and adoption of 1.country and look forward to sharing future platform innovations. We remain focused on democratizing access to Web3 and further connecting the worlds of Web2 and Web3,” said Stephen Tse, Founder of Harmony.

As Web3 evolves, creators need a solution to own their data and identity, figure out new business models, and capture the value that the current web fails to deliver. The current Internet is dominated by advertising business models which extract value from users — 1.country opens a new era of possibilities for digital commerce to empower them. Creators can use 1.country to showcase their work, engage their community, and connect directly with their fans globally without a central intermediary.

Web3 identity is a rapidly growing space with projects such as Ethereum Name Service and Unstoppable Domains gaining over 5 million total registrations. With the goal of building the Internet where users own their personal assets, data, and communities, .country is the extension of the digital nations or network state ethos. A network state is a highly aligned online community with a capacity for collective action. By claiming a 1.country, users can start building their own digital communities and Web3 nations.

Hidden State LLC, a Harmony ecosystem partner, manages the .country top level domain and brings together the integration of Web2 and Web3 after significant engineering development.

Be the first to claim your one character domain on 1.country!

About Hidden State LLC

Hidden State LLC provides state-of-the-art solutions in blockchain infrastructure, wallet, security, forensics, and machine learning. Learn more at hiddenstate.xyz.

Launched in March by Hidden State, a Harmony ecosystem developer, 1.country is the world’s first integrated platform for Web2 domain names and Web3 profiles. Before 1.country, users could either buy a traditional web domain name through domain name registrars or a Web3 domain name based on smart contracts. Now, in just a few clicks, 1.country allows users to easily create their Web3 profile and build a unified digital identity and delivers to them a one-stop-shop for domain registration, management, and monetization.

About Harmony

Harmony is an open and fast blockchain. Its mainnet runs Ethereum applications with 2-second transaction finality and 100 times lower fees. Harmony is an open platform for assets, collectibles, identity, and governance. Learn more at harmony.one.

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