Setting Up An Uncensorable Unstoppable Domains IPFS Website

By Scott Cunningham | Crypto & Things | 20 Mar 2020


Unstoppable domains released an extension and their own internet browser to enable you to view IPFS websites and effectively set up your own Uncensorable website. Let’s dive in and I’ll share my experience setting one up with you.

 

It’s pretty straightforward if you’ve ever used a website builder before like Wix or Wordpress. After acquiring a domain and going to manage websites or domain, navigate to the website tab and then you can either redirect to your normal URL, set up a fully IPFS hosted site, or use their template. Based on the template you choose, you can get started filling in your about section, links, and all that good stuff. When you’re done, you simply hit publish to IPFS and you should be able to view your website using and IPFS enabled browsing mechanism.

Make sure when accessing your site, you add a “/” add the end of your domain, so your browser knows you want to look up your website and not do a search. For example, my domain is scottcbusiness.crypto so to then use it to navigate to my site, I need to use scottbusiness.crypto/.

 

You can find their announcement and contest regarding website templates here: https://medium.com/unstoppabledomains/unstoppable-website-templates-e5ed343a7c7a

You can find their post about their browser and extension here: https://medium.com/unstoppabledomains/unstoppable-extension-77451196c9ab

This is the link for the extension: https://unstoppabledomains.com/extension

This is the link for the browser: https://unstoppabledomains.com/browser

 

With the unstoppable extension, you can decide if you want to use Cloudflare or just straight up IPFS for accessing your files. It really just makes a difference in load time.

 

Another great service to check out is Ethereum Name Service (ENS) which does something similar for the names but doesn’t have the full website hosting capabilities. The reason you may want to use it is that only certain wallets work with ENS and certain ones work with Unstoppable and this will cover all your bases.

Will you set up a website? Do you think this is useful? How important is an Uncensorable website to you? Do you prefer ENS or Unstoppable domains? Let me know what you think about this in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe!

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Scott Cunningham
Scott Cunningham

I am the host of Crypto & Things and a huge social blockchain enthusiast using what I believe to be the next level of social communication. I make educational content, review platforms, and interview cool people. Links: http://www.scottcbusiness.com/


Crypto & Things
Crypto & Things

I am the host of Crypto & Things and a huge social blockchain enthusiast using what I believe to be the next level of social communication. I make educational content, review platforms, share my passive & crypto income journey, and most importantly, I get the opportunity to interview and chat with so many amazing people in the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and tech space every week and share it all with you. Links: http://www.scottcbusiness.com/

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