Gurugram-based startup Agaamin Technologies will go live this Friday-Saturday midnight with the country’s first internet offering with a native smart name that can be used instead of dotcom (.com) or dotin (.in). with the Devanagri equivalent of dotbha (.bha), the first alphabet of the word Bharat.
Agaamin means “the future” in Sanskrit, and founder Sajan Nair said his startup Internet India could go a long way in “bridging the digital divide between India and Bharat”.
Nair added that India’s Internet of Smart Name with “.bha” is the first not only in the country but also in Asia and probably the second/third globally when it comes to “dWeb or smart name registry for the decentralized world”. Web”.
Agaamin also plans to have emojis and surnames as top-level domains (TLDs) soon.
The first “smart TLD” to be launched is in Devanagri (Hindi) and will be a single letter TLD that will be the first alphabet of the word Bharat. Agaamin will also roll out the same alphabet in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada Manipuri and all other languages in phases, Nair told PTI from Gurugram on Friday.
While the first launch will be in Hindi, plans are underway to launch a Bengali version (the Bengali equivalent of .bha) by February, a Malayalam version by April, and an Urdu version by May, Nair said.
Some of the more direct ways to use a smart name are unique names in the metaverse, such as a phone number for UPI, or a unique wallet address; or a domain name for a website, universal access to all applications, among others.
In other words, this means that such clever names allow anyone to build anything they want on the Internet.
In addition to registering smart names, it also plans to create a secondary market where users can buy and sell their smart names, thereby creating value for smart name owners.
The only remotely similar offerings on dWeb in the country are a few local TLDs offered by the government, but they’re not smart names because they can’t be used for anything other than naming a website and no application on Web3/dWeb, he said.
He added that “we are incremental like an airplane is incremental over a bicycle.”
Agaami’s TLDs are based on a decentralized protocol called “Handshake” instead of the old Internet, which is controlled by a centralized organization called ICANN based in the US. An open source protocol like Handshake ensures that the network remains free and open.
Users can easily access dWeb sites through Beacon Browser for IOS and Puma Browser for Android. Nair, who has spent over two decades in advertising and marketing, says you can install a free open source solver called Fingertip on your desktop/laptop to securely access the entire dWeb and legacy web.
The three-decade-old internet as we know it today is commonly referred to as Web2.0, and it is about to be disrupted by the “New Internet” known as dWeb or decentralized Web or Web3.0.
dWeb isn’t just a better version of the existing web, it’s built from the ground up to be fundamentally and structurally different from how the old Web worked.
One of the basic building blocks of the Internet is its now .com, .org, .in, etc. is a “namespace” built on top of TLDs such as Names created in these TLDs are used as names for websites. For example, in google.com, ‘google’ is the name and ‘.com’ is the TLD.
In Web2.0, one’s digital ID is issued by centralized entities such as Google and Facebook as a username, which is then used to log into other applications. However, on the other hand, “your user ID on dWeb is yours and you control it, which means that unlike the current namespace on dWeb, which only belongs to website owners, the namespace is relevant to everyone,” says Nair.
On the future of the smart namespace, Nair said it will “have something for everyone; apart from local languages, we will soon have TLD-like emoji combinations like tricolor, music, doctor or engineer emojis.”
(Only the headline and image of this report may have been revised by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content was automatically generated from the syndicated feed.)