Unstoppable Domains, an Ethereum-based project that allows users to create URLs for “.crypto” websites, 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 under the .crypto extension of Unstoppable Domains were only accessible through browsers that had previously chosen to include access. Thanks to Cloudflare’s use of DNS over HTTPS, all web browsers connected to the Internet will now be able to access .crypto sites.
While traditional domain name providers subject users to annual renewal fees and control masses of websites through centralized data centers, blockchain-based domains remain entirely in user control. Common threats to running a traditional website, such as privacy breaches, arbitrary censorship, and phishing attempts, are not all relevant on a blockchain-based domain service.
Matthew Gould, CEO of Unstoppable Domains, referred to the now common occurrence of internet data breaches and the ever-invasive encroachment of Big Tech’s web monopoly as the raison d’être of the project. Gould said:
“In an era when data breaches have become commonplace, when privacy and ownership of an individual’s own digital assets are paramount, centralized control has been challenged by many forward-thinking individuals and companies. This new system is different. It puts control back where it should be, in the hands of 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, nearly half a million domain names have reportedly been created through unstoppable domains.