How to get a pretty address

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A pretty address is a convenient alias for your primary Minter network address.

The Minter Name System or MNS is Distributed Domain Name Service that provides the ability to create a pretty address based on your domain name. You can bind your crypto address type Mx ****** to absolutely any domain name, for example, to mydomain.mnt or mydomain.com. You can specify your domain instead of payee address after creating the alias. This approach is absolutely safe, you can study it in more detail in the official documentation of the project.

Which domains are suitable for pretty addresses?

Absolutely any domain is suitable for creating a pretty address: classic (.ru, .com, .org) or decentralized (.mnt, .bip). If you already have a domain name, skip to the last part of this article. If you want to purchase a domain name in the .mnt zone, the next section will help you do this.

How to buy a domain name in .mnt zone?

  1. To buy a domain name in the .mnt zone, go here https://mns.hashex.org/buy.
  2. Enter the desired name in the search field and click the “Search” button.
  3. If the domain name is free, a green checkmark and the “Buy” button will appear. If the domain name is taken, a red X will appear.
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  4. Click the “Buy” button. A window with prompts will appear.
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  5. Send the necessary amount to the address indicated in the window, do not forget to attach a message with the registration command to the transaction. Do not send a transaction without a command, this will cause an error.
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  6. Wait for the transaction confirmation and go to https://mns.hashex.org/settings.
  7. The domain management interface will become available if the registration is successful.
  8. Congratulations, you are now the domain owner in the .mnt zone!

How to create a pretty address in .mnt zone?

If you already own a domain in the .mnt zone, follow the instructions below. If you are not yet a domain owner, but want to become one, read the previous part of the article.

  1. Go to the domain name editing interface https://mns.hashex.org/settings.
  2. Enter the domain name in the search field and click the “Search” button.
  3. If the domain exists, an editing interface will appear.
  4. Click the “Add” button. A window appears to add the entry.
  5. Click on the "Cryptoaddress" template. The assistant will fill in the required fields.
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  6. Make sure that the Minter address is entered correctly and is yours.
  7. Send 1 BIP to the address indicated in the window, do not forget to attach a message with the command to the transaction. Do not send a transaction without a command, this will cause an error.
  8. Wait for the transaction confirmation and refresh the page. A new entry should appear in your domain.
  9. Congratulations, now you are the owner of the pretty address!

A full update of the entire system takes up to 1 hour. Do not be alarmed if the pretty address does not become in official wallets or other Minter services instantly.

How to create a pretty address in a zone other than .mnt zone?

To create a pretty address in a zone other than .mnt, you need to be the owner of a domain name.

  1. Open your domain’s control panel.
  2. Add a TXT record for host @ with data v = mns1 A = YOUR_ADDRESS [P = YOUR_PUB_KEY C = YOUR_COIN]
  3. After applying the changes, go to https://mns.hashex.org/resolver and check your domain.
  4. Congratulations, now you are the owner of a pretty address!

A full update of the entire system takes up to 1 hour. Do not be alarmed if the pretty address does not become in official wallets or other Minter services instantly.