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Terminology

Domain Name / PNS Name or Name

Domain names in the PulseChain Name Service (PNS) serve as the foundation for your presence and identity on the PulseChain blockchain. These domain names translate complex addresses into easy-to-remember names, simplifying transactions and interactions within the PulseChain ecosystem. The main domain is critical as it represents the primary identifier for individuals or organizations on the blockchain.
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    Personal Identity: Replace complex addresses with a simple, memorable name like alex.pls, streamlining transactions and DApp interactions.
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    Business Branding: Businesses can use branded PNS domains like apple.pls to enhance their visibility and credibility in the blockchain space, making customer interactions more straightforward.
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    DAOs: A DAO can use a domain like communitydao.pls as its primary address for all transactions and interactions, boosting brand cohesion.
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    Digital Art and NFTs: Artists or NFT platforms can use domains like digitalart.pls to host galleries or marketplaces, simplifying access for collectors.
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    Event Organization: Use domains such as blockchainconference.pls for centralizing event-related activities like registrations and information.
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    Educational Resources: Domains like cryptoeducation.pls can host educational content and resources, making them easily accessible.
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    Community Platforms: Create online forums or social platforms with domains like cryptoforum.pls for crypto-related discussions.

Subdomain / Subname

Subdomains in PNS function similarly to subdomains in traditional DNS (Domain Name System). They allow the owner of a primary PNS domain to create additional, more specific addresses that still fall under the umbrella of their main domain. This feature is particularly useful for organizations or individuals looking to establish a clear and organized online presence within the PulseChain ecosystem.
Here are some examples of how subdomains can be used:
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    Personal Branding and Identity: If you own alex.pls, you can create subdomains like wallet.alex.pls for your wallet, blog.alex.pls for your personal blog, and contact.alex.pls for your contact information. This helps in establishing a personal brand and makes sharing different aspects of your digital identity easier.
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    Business and Organizational Use: A company with the domain apple.pls can create subdomains for different departments or services, such as finance.apple.pls, support.apple.pls, or projectx.apple.pls. This not only organizes the company's online presence but also lends credibility and ease of access to various services.
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    Community and DAOs: For decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) or online communities, subdomains can facilitate member identification and roles. For example, member1.community.pls or admin.community.pls can be used to distinguish between different members and their roles within the community.
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    NFTs and Digital Art Galleries: Artists or collectors can use subdomains to showcase their work or collections. If you have a domain like artgallery.pls, you can create specific subdomains for each artist or collection, like monet.artgallery.pls or modern.artgallery.pls.
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    Event Management: For events, subdomains can be used for various purposes, such as tickets.event.pls for ticketing, schedule.event.pls for the event schedule, and speakers.event.pls for information about speakers.

Owner

The individual or entity with ultimate control over a .pls domain name. They have the authority to transfer ownership, change the Manager, and manage other critical aspects of the domain.

Manager

A role designated to manage specific aspects of a domain or subdomain. The Manager can modify the resolver, edit records, update profile information, and upload avatars, but does not have the complete authority that an Owner possesses

Owner / Manager Example

A company called web3consulting bought the domain name web3consulting.pls. The CEO made the purchase with his/her address and is now the Owner of the domain name. The CEO decides to create subdomains for all employees. John received his subdomain, john.web3consulting.pls. John is now the Manager of that subdomain. Allowing him to update his profile information, change the avatar, and include other records in his subdomain.

Label

A segment or component of a domain name, such as 'alex' in 'alex.pls'. Understanding labels is key to grasping the hierarchical structure of domain names within the Pulse Domains system.

Labelhash

The cryptographic hash of a label, which plays an important role in the technical operations and security of the Pulse Domains. It's akin to a unique identifier for each label within the domain name.

Namehash

The algorithm used to process a PNS name and return a cryptographic hash uniquely identifying that name. Namehash takes a name as input and produces a node.

Node

A cryptographic hash that uniquely identifies a name in the Pulse Domains system. It is the outcome of the Namehash process and is used internally for identifying and managing names.

Registrar

A contract in Pulse Domains responsible for allocating subdomains. It operates under specific rules and guidelines to ensure fair and secure distribution of subdomains.

Registry

The core contract of Pulse Domains, maintaining a mapping from domain names to owners, resolvers, and other essential data. It serves as the central database for all domain and subdomain registrations.

Resolver

A smart contract in the Pulse Domains that maps names to resources, such as cryptocurrency addresses or content hashes. It is essential for linking human-readable names to their corresponding machine-readable information.

Registration

A concept that could refer to the record of a user's ownership of a name within the Pulse Domains system, distinct from the owner's status. It may include details like registration date, expiry date, and associated fees.

Registrant

A role that could be relevant in Pulse Domains, referring to the individual or entity that holds a registration. This role may involve responsibilities like transferring the registration and managing associated settings.