Shiba Inu Sets Up .SHIB Web Domains in Next Digital ID Phase

Shiba Inu is trailblazing decentralized digital identity as the first crypto community to apply with the ICANN.

Shiba inu resting under a huge ".shib" typographic installation in a desert.
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  • Shiba Inu’s decentralized identity quest escalates with .SHIB addresses.
  • SHIB makes history as the first DeFi ecosystem to claim a TL domain.
  • SHIB Token previously introduced Shiba Name Service (SNS) and SSI.

SHIB is getting ready to bridge the gap between traditional internet infrastructure and the advanced technology of Web3. The developers of SHIB announced a partnership with D3, a Web2 startup specializing in Web3 domain names.

The partnership is a breakthrough for Shiba Inu’s decentralized identity push, rolled out earlier this year with other digital identity gateways like the Shiba Name Service (SNS), Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI), and a non-custodial cryptocurrency wallet.

What Top-Level Domains Bring to the Crypto Table

With a top-level domain (TLD), crypto enthusiasts can get a domain name with the ending .SHIB. All TLD category addresses must go through a manual check conducted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).


Through this collaboration, SHIB aims to add the ability to register .SHIB domains would be compatible with both Web2 and Web3 applications and would be rooted in the domain name system (DNS). Some blockchains already have native segments in their domains, for instance, Ethereum’s addresses ending with .ETH.

However, it’s fair to distinguish between Ethereum’s .ETH addresses and Shiba Inu’s attempt to comply with the ICANN. For instance, the Ethereum community would have difficulty implementing their domain names with the DNS root. Firstly, two and three-letter codes are not likely to be considered. Secondly – .ETH coincides with the country code for Ethiopia.

In contrast, Shiba Inu’s domains have a fair chance of being accepted by the general structure of the internet. Shiba Inu is the first Web3-focused community to apply with the ICANN, moving away from the complex cryptocurrency addresses to build a comprehensive and personalized digital identity across all generations of the internet.

On the Flipside

  • SHIB and D3 Global are slated to apply for the top-level domains (TLD) in the next application window announced by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
  • The acceptance of the TLD application depends on many factors, including community activity. ICANN considers social impact, public interest, and other key factors for a successful TDL.

Why This Matters

A top-level domain for a crypto community would significantly boost interoperability between applications on traditionally-structured internet and Web3.


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Tadas Klimasevskis

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