What is a Smart Name?

Simply put Smart Names are Names with DNS. The closest example of “names with DNS” that you might be familiar with are domain names like example.com. While legacy names can only be used to name websites, “Smart Names” have a significant range of use cases.

Smart names are created using an open-source technology called Handshake. Handshake (HNS) is an open-source peer to peer root naming system that supports smart names in all vernacular languages, emojis, numbers, signs, symbols, hieroglyphics and even braille.

As the larger eco-system for this exciting new world is being built here are some immediate use cases for your smart names: -

1- Your unique name for your avatar in the metaverse.
2- It can be your unique wallet address just like your phone number is for UPI.
3- A domain name for your website with email support.
4- It will be your universal log into all the Apps in the new internet.
5- The names are non-fungible.
6- You can have exciting vanity emails like 😀@♾.🙏 🇮🇳 or नमस्ते@साजन.भ

While It’s almost impossible to predict the millions of use cases that will emerge once the Internet itself becomes programmable, we can safely predict that it will change every aspect of our lives. Our dream of building a smart internet that is for India and by India starts with these vernacular Smart names.