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Sia introduced a brand new partnership with Namebase to carry an excellent higher internet hosting expertise for everybody utilizing Skynet. We are actually releasing an improve to our Skynet portal that permits customers to resolve any Handshake area that factors to a Skylink. That is thrilling information as a result of it allows builders and customers to host their content material on Skynet whereas sharing a human-readable hyperlink that can at all times current up-to-date content material!

It wouldn’t be a fantastic usability enchancment if it wasn’t simple to do for everybody. For the aim of this weblog submit, we are going to stroll you thru an instance and showcase the benefit of utilizing this integration. We purchased the “doesn” area and pointed it on the Skylink for Uniswap utility on Skynet.

Authentic URL (not very person pleasant): https://siasky.net/EAAFSIgoVg6UoZ6BT91jeGDa_32Aa7EA8yEnnlCEJ_u14Q/

Handshake URL (human-readable): http://siasky.net/hns/doesn/

When you personal your area on the Handshake community and assign a Skylink, it is possible for you to to entry your content material utilizing

The very best half, although Skynet is immutable and the uploaded content material can not change with out altering the Skylink, with Handshake integration it is possible for you to to add new variations of your Skynet Purposes or Skapps as we name them, replace the resolver entry within the Handshake area configuration and your Handshake hyperlink will appropriately level to the brand new content material!

All of that is extraordinarily simple to arrange and we are going to get you thru how within the subsequent part.

If that is the primary time you might be listening to the time period Skynet within the context of a decentralized web, you may wish to learn up about it intimately on this weblog submit we launched a few months in the past. You can too go to our portal — siasky.web and browse up about Skynet.

Then you possibly can check out the importing part of the portal and drag and drop some native information.

When you add, you’ll find yourself with a hyperlink to your file:

Now that hyperlink you’ve seems to be one thing like this:


The 46 characters after the is what we name Skylink:

As soon as the file is uploaded to Skynet, it is possible for you to to entry it from every other public portals or your individual Sia node.

It’s now on the decentralized cloud!

Organising Handshake is reasonably easy. All it is advisable to do register at Namebase.io and purchase a website.

Shopping for a website

So as to purchase a website, you have to some HNS cash. You should purchase them utilizing fiat forex immediately on namebase.io however you have to to undergo their KYC course of. Should you don’t really feel like doing that, you should purchase your HNS cash at an change and switch them to the handle related along with your account.

Shopping for the particular area you need may take a while — it typically takes weeks for the area to turn into accessible for public sale. As soon as the area is accessible you possibly can place your bid and so can different bidders. You then would wish the public sale to undergo and settle. Alternatively, you possibly can immediately purchase a website on {the marketplace}. This course of is sort of immediate and that is how we obtained our check area — .

Configuring your area

Handshake domains have all of the data old skool DNS has however as an alternative of utilizing the file to level the area to an IP handle, you’d use the file in an effort to level the area at a selected Skylink, e.g. . Discover how one can set not solely the Skylink but in addition the trail to your Skapp’s entry level.

For a extra in-depth rationalization of handshake APIs and scripts, please learn this superb submit by the Namebase group.

At this level, you need to have:

  • Your content material uploaded to Skynet
  • A handshake area arrange and configured to resolve to your Skylink

Verifying area configuration

You need to be capable of use your area proper now however, first issues first, let’s confirm that your area is correctly configured. For that, you need to use the endpoint of siasky.web ( stands for “handshake resolver”):


Simply change along with your area title and you need to see one thing like this:

It implies that you appropriately configured your area and the portal is ready to resolve the Skylink. If it isn’t appropriately configured, you can be introduced with an error. We’re actively engaged on this integration, so ideally, you will note a purpose why your area will not be resolving appropriately.

Typically it may possibly take some time to propagate the area adjustments for the reason that handshake node has to sync the adjustments. For us, nevertheless, it didn’t take greater than 10 minutes.

Accessing your content material

As soon as you might be checked that the area is appropriately resolving to your Skylink, you ought to be good to make use of it to entry your content material. It’s as simple as appending your area title to the endpoint of siasky.web ( stands for “handshake”):


Simply change along with your area title and also you’re all set!

Skynet itself is a tremendous cloud infrastructure that lets you host and publish content material in addition to functions. However all of the uploaded information are immutable, as an example, when you add your trip album or a javascript utility and share the hyperlink, recipients of this hyperlink will at all times see the identical content material. Now think about you forgot so as to add one picture to your album or discovered a bug in your javascript utility and you’d wish to amend it. The one approach to do this can be to re-upload the content material and share a brand new hyperlink however that does sound clunky. With Handshake, you can as an alternative share a Handshake area hyperlink that will resolve to your album or utility Skylink and when you ever have to replace these, you possibly can re-upload the up to date content material and edit the Skylink within the area settings. Your content material will at all times be updated whereas nonetheless holding every little thing decentralized!

From a developer perspective, whereas it was quite simple for us so as to add a Handshake resolver to our portal stack, different Skynet portals won’t help it. In the interim, you might need to make use of siasky.web however as issues progress, we’re certain that there will likely be loads of alternate options as soon as there’s a demand. Our integration code is open-sourced and accessible to anybody on GitHub.

The very best factor about all of that is which you could strive all of it out your self proper now and with minimal prices! Utilizing siasky.web is free as much as a restrict of 1 GB per file and domains on Namebase price pennies.

In case you are a developer and want to study extra about how we built-in Handshake into siasky.web, our entire stack is open-sourced and you’ll browse the code on our GitHub repository.

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