How to register a MetaMask account

How to register a MetaMask account

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If you’re looking for one of the best ways to hold your Ethereum and tokens utilizing the Ethereum network, then look no further than MetaMask. It is a fantastic option for both novice and experienced cryptocurrency consumers. Today’s article is a step-by-step guide to getting a Metamask wallet registered so that you can start sending and receiving crypto.

We’ve previously explored the topic of MetaMask, explaining what it is and the fundamental features of this wallet. Head on over to here to read more about this or if you’re ready, continue down this article for help on setting up.

If you’re already set up and want to know how to get paid in cryptocurrencies, then we’ve got another useful guide on this very topic. It is our aim to make every member of the Cloudname community achieve their goals, whether that is trading domains, investing in crypto or building up a portfolio and a crypto wallet is a great way to do this.

So let’s get started…

 

Step 1: Download and then install the browser extension

The first in a series of very easy steps is to download and install the MetaMask browser expansion. They currently have an extension available for the following web browsers:

Chrome | Firefox | Opera | Brave

You can find the browser extension you need on the MetaMask homepage. The link on this page should take you to your browser’s store where you can then choose MetaMask and press add to the browser.

After installing the browser extension, you should see the icon for MetaMask appear, which is a picture of a fox. This can sometimes vary but in most cases, it will be in the top right corner of the web browser screen.

 

Step 2: Set up your new wallet

Once you’ve installed the browser extension for MetaMask, it’s time to set up your new wallet. You will see an option to click on “Get started” and then be shown a screen that lets you create a crypto wallet.

You will need to read the usual T&Cs, and then accept them before you can progress from this stage.

Once done, you will need to choose a unique password that is used to access your MetaMask account. As always, it is important that you follow good practice for passwords. Don’t use things like a different variation of your name or your birthday.

For added security, MetaMask will give you a backup phrase comprising 12 words that is unique to you and your wallet. This is used to back up your wallet and it is vital you store this in a safe place, such as on a piece of paper and keep it securely somewhere. 

Important Note: Never save it onto your PC as someone may be able to access it if they hack your computer. If they were to access this, they could take your funds from the wallet.

Now that you’ve saved your unique backup phrase, MetaMask will ask you to confirm it and this is the final stage in setting up your new wallet. It’s so easy!

 

Step 3: Depositing funds in your new wallet

It couldn’t be easier to deposit funds in your wallet, but for those new to this system let’s break down the steps required.

As normal, press the MetaMask extension icon.

From here, click on “Deposit” which appears in the pop-up. Please note there is an option to expand the screen if you want to see a larger version of your wallet.

Now that you’ve chosen to deposit to your account, you get to choose from a variety of options including:

  • – Depositing ETH or various other tokens
  • – Purchase crypto via third-party services including Wyre

 

Depending on the option you go for, the next steps vary slightly but as an example, we will show you how you can deposit Ether from a different account that you own. Once you’ve chosen this option, it will display the wallet address for deposits.

You can either scan the QR code or copy this address into the send section within your other wallet. Always make sure to check your balance once this process has been completed, to make sure the transfer was successful.

 

Step 4: Sending funds from your new wallet

Even easier than depositing funds, it takes a matter of seconds to send funds to someone else from your MetaMask wallet. No matter whether you’re sending funds to another wallet or exchange or buying something from a store, it follows a similar pattern.

Firstly, press the MetaMask icon on your browser and when you see the pop-up screen select “Send”.

Secondly, complete the information required including the recipient’s address, assets to send, amount and the transaction fee involved.

Once this has been filled out, it will calculate the gas fee for you and then display the total amounts involved in the transaction. If you’re happy with this, click on “Confirm” and the transaction starts at this point. Once this process has been completed, you will see a notification inside your web browser.

 

Step 5: Adding new networks or changing the existing ones in Metamask

It is important to note that MetaMask wallets can work with more than just the Ethereum network. The list will expand as the cryptocurrency world develops but right now there are compatible networks such as Polygon and Binance Smart Chain (BSC) that can utilise MetaMask.

A fantastic way to deal with adding or changing networks is to use Chainlist, a site that MetaMask refers to in their user guides.

 

How do I add a network with Chainlist?

Firstly, connect your MetaMask account to the Chainlist website. When you visit the site, you will see in the top right corner the option to connect your wallet and this will trigger the MetaMask system’s security, verifying the specific connection.

From here you can find the particular network you wish to connect to your wallet and click “Add Chain”. You will then be provided with all the key details about the network including the name and chain ID. As long as everything is accurate, then click on the “Approve” button.

Please note that you may see a pop-up warning that switching networks can cancel any pending confirmations you have. Make sure this is okay and won’t disrupt anything and click on the “Switch network” option.

 

Summary

Now that you’ve followed these easy steps and set up your MetaMask wallet, you’re ready to get trading! By having access to a wallet, you increase the ways you can pay for domains but also expand your potential customer base when selling or renting domains.

Head on over to the Cloudname platform today and start using your new wallet!

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Why Numbered Domains are Valuable

Why Numbered Domains are Valuable

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The numbered domains, also known as numeric domain names (NDN), are composed of only digits like 123.com.

This type of domain names can contain two, three, four, etc. digits before the extension. More than four however makes them complicated to remember and understand, and therefore less valuable.

The NDNs are perfect to translate an idea or a meaning in a short and straight manner. Take for example 360.com – an NDN sold back in 2015 for USD 17m. by Vodafone. The buyer was the Chinese IT company Quihoo 360 which already owned 360.cn and this was one of the most successful deals in top level numeric domain names’ history.

Numeric domains can also help gaining new markets where otherwise a language barrier would make it difficult to communicate the idea. Check Cloudname’s Marketplace for a good catch of numeric domains.

How Valuable Are the NDNs

Due to their nature – being entirely composed of digits, the numbered domain names are limited especially those highly priced. Only part of the NDNs is truly valuable and the chance to find such TLDs on a Marketplace is minimal. If you are looking for such domain names, you’ll have to contact the owners via an outbound sale.

Most valuable numbered domain names:

360.com – USD 17m. sold in 2015

55.com – USD 2.3m. sold in 2011

114.com – USD 2.1m. sold in 2013

88888.com – USD 245,000 sold in 2014

1001.com – USD 100,000 sold in 2013

More than just numbers

Initially limited, the digits used for representing a certain idea make the top-level numbered domain names lacking on the marketplace.

However, in East Asia, different NDNs keep being created and looked for, and the reason for this is partly due to this geographic region’s specific linguistic characteristics.

Since the domains’ main purpose is to name a business or an idea and spread it through the World Wide Web, these names tend to be universally recognizable and easy to associate a meaning to. And this is what makes the numeric domains so easy to use.

In East Asia two different factors make the NDNs more desirable than anywhere else in the World – the love for numerology, numbers, and their symbolic, and the fact that the East Asian and the European languages are phonetically and linguistically so different and yet they need to meet and cooperate in order to understand the meaning of a domain name and a business.

The Sense Behind the Digits

Despite all said above, in East Asia NDNs keep being created and looked for, and the reason for this is partly due to the geographic region’s specific language characteristics.

In China, where 80% of the DNDs are traded, for the senior generation it’s much easier to remember digits than the Latin alphabet’s symbols. One of the reasons for this is because in Chinese the phonetic sound for each digit means something else too and therefore various meanings can be associated with a group of digits.

For example, 589 which pronounced in traditional Chinese would sound like saying “I am forever rich”.

Number 9

9 means forever in Mandarin. Its pronunciation however sounds also like saying Harmony or Emperor.

Number 8

If you look at the East Asian TLD traders, you won’t find NDNs for sale containing this number and the reason is that 8 means Prosperity making it the luckiest number in the region.

Not only with TLDs but almost everywhere where digits matter, 8 takes special attention.

In Hong Kong a license plate with a single 8 on it was sold for USD 6m. while in the City of Chengdu, Sichuan a phone number containing all 8s was sold for USD 270,723.

Number 7

7 means lucky relationship. You can play with the numbers by making a pair of 7s as in a good relationship where usually two people is needed.

Number 6

6 is associated with prosperity, infinity, something desirable as in traditional Chinese, this number is pronounced as Wealth.

Number 5

5 has negative connotations as it sounds like “Not” in Chinese. However, when used as a pair, it gains positive connotation. In fact, while a single 5 is associated with unhappiness, 55.com has been sold in 2011 for more that USD 2m.

Number 4

From Japan, to Korea, and to China “4” sounds like and is associated with death.

Just like 13 in the Western culture, 4 has always been avoided.

The hotels do not mark the floors between 40th and 49th, the airplanes skip seat number 4, and the numeric domains use this digit very precociously because under some circumstances two pairs of 4s will mean “all the best”.

Number 3

3 means birth. One should be careful because if used as a pair, it will start associating with twins. And twins do not really link to luck in China.

Number 2

2 in pair means added value. Two is better than one. Two will add to what is already existing.

Number 1

1 in traditional Chinese sounds like Want and if someone wants something, they must miss it. However, as seen above, used in pairs changes the association in this case to Luck. This is why, some of the top-level NDNs are 11.com and 1001.com. Two is better than one. Two will add to what is already existing.

Conclusion

The valuable numbered domain names are limited. Your best option is to buy one on the outbound market.

Due to the possibility to create various associations and meanings, and their importance in the East Asian market, no matter how few they are, the numeric domains are always a great catch and a valuable asset in your portfolio.

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How to get paid in cryptocurrencies

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If you have not done so already, download Metamask here.

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How to add BSC Network

Once you have downloaded and set up Metamask as instructed, add the BSC network. To do so, open Metamask and click on your Profile Image at the top right corner of the page.

Then, click on settings.

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On the Settings page, we want to locate the Networks menu.

Marketplace_settings

We want to click Add Network in the top-right corner to manually add the Binance Smart Chain one – it doesn’t come packaged with MetaMask. Below are the parameters to fill in.

BSC network 

Network Name: Smart Chain

New RPC URL: https://bsc-dataseed.binance.org/

ChainID: 56

Symbol: BNB

Block Explorer URL: https://bscscan.com


Once you Save the Network and return to the main view, you’ll notice two things: the network has automatically been set to the one you just entered, and the units are no longer denominated in ETH, but in BNB.

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How to Import tokens (and get paid in cryptocurrencies)

The BSC network allows you to view the tokens that are transferred to you: once entered, they will automatically appear on your wallet.

The process when adding a token is the same for everyone, only some basic information changes. So:

  1. Choose the token you prefer (USDT, WETH, WBNB, BUSD, CNAME);
  2. Enter the corresponding information into your wallet;
  3. That’ s it!


Specifically, make sure you are on the BSC network. If you are not, click on the BSC network and scroll down the wallet until you find the link ‘Import tokens’ and click on it.

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Now all you have to do is copy and paste the informations about the token you want to import into your wallet and then, click ‘Add custom token’.

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Below you will find the information to be copied and pasted into the fields of the  ‘Import token’ function:

 
  • USDT
  • 0x55d398326f99059fF775485246999027B3197955
  • USDT
  • 18
 
  • WETH
  • 0x4DB5a66E937A9F4473fA95b1cAF1d1E1D62E29EA
  • WETH
  • 18
 
  • WBNB
  • 0xbb4CdB9CBd36B01bD1cBaEBF2De08d9173bc095c
  • WBNB
  • 18
 
  • BUSD
  • 0xe9e7CEA3DedcA5984780Bafc599bD69ADd087D56
  • BUSD
  • 18
 
  • CNAME
  • 0xfc3514474306e2d4aa8350fd8fa9c46c165fe8cd
  • CNAME
  • 18

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Elon Musk acquista il dominio tesla.com per 11 milioni

Elon Musk acquista il dominio tesla.com per 11 milioni

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la controversia per il dominio internet della casa automobilistica Tesla

Elon Musk ha acquistato il dominio della sua azienda tesla.com per quasi 11 milioni di dollari, a causa di quella che è la disputa di domini internet più controversa degli ultimi anni. Il CEO di Tesla, ha infatti impiegato oltre 10 anni per convincere Stuart Grossman, proprietario del dominio, a vendere i diritti di tesla.com.

per chi non fosse esperto del settore, risulta alquanto strano capire perché il legittimo amministratore delegato di un’azienda non possegga i diritti per un dominio che porta il suo nome. In realtà coloro che si stanno approcciando al mondo dei domini internet, potranno facilmente comprendere che siamo di fronte ad una delle compravendite di dominio più di successo della storia contemporanea. Stuart Grossman, ingegnere della Silicon Valley, creò il sito fan page tesla.com nel 1992 in onore del fisico ed ingegnere Nikola Tesla. Nel 2003 in California, viene fondata da Martin Eberhard e Marc Tarpenning la celebre azienda automobilistica Tesla, senza però possedere i diritti del dominio web omonimo. Dall’ingresso nel 2004 di Elon Musk in azienda, Tesla si accontentò del dominio teslamotors.com mantenuto per più di 10 anni.

è stato proprio Elon Musk, sui suoi canali social, a raccontare l’odissea vissuta per registrare il dominio tesla.com, sottolineando come l’azienda Tesla non fosse soddisfatta di quello precedente. L’obiettivo aziendale, infatti, non è mai stato quello di legarsi unicamente al mercato automobilistico ma di presentarsi come un’azienda con prospettive che guardano ben oltre la compravendita di auto. “Ci abbiamo messo 10 anni per comprare il dominio tesla.com e ci è costato più di 10 milioni di dollari”.

"l'esempio più lampante di quanto possa essere redditizio oggi possedere un dominio internet"

solo nel 2016 Tesla è riuscita ad acquistare da Stuart Grossman il dominio tesla.com per ben 11 milioni di dollari. Lo stesso Grossman si definì sollevato dalla vendita a causa di numerose intrusioni sulla privacy. La verità è che l’azione di Grossman altro non è che l’esempio più lampante di quanto possa essere proficuo oggigiorno possedere un dominio internet. Stuart Grossman potevi essere tu!

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