The Ethereum Name Service announced a new tool enabling decentralized websites to be created. The tool is part of the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) Manager and, through integration with Temporal Cloud, uses the interplanetary file system (IPFS) pinning service. The tool allows easy uploading with the ENS Manager and access to files on the IPFS.
How to Use Ethereum Name Service
The ENS is a naming system, and a lookup system based on Ethereum that provides domain names. These domain names are distributed, and they can be acquired and managed by anyone. A feature of the ENS is that it is more decentralized and resistant to censorship than the Domain Name Service (DNS) on the Internet which is built on the Ethereum blockchain.
Users only need a Web3 search engine like Google Chrome or Brave to use the ENS on a desktop computer. The former requires the extension of MetaMask and the latter its integrated Crypto Wallet. For now, the ENS can be used on a cell phone through the use of search engines in applications such as Status, MetaMask Mobile, and Trust Wallet, among others, except for the Coinbase wallet.
The user must own ETH, otherwise first he must buy Ethereum (ETH). The transaction fee will be paid by ETH on the Ethereum network. The user must have a name for. ETH, too. If the user does not already have a. ETH name, they may log in here and register a new domain.
Users can go to the ENS Manager and search for their ETH name after completing this process, and create a Content record if they don’t have one. The record of content can be created by pressing the + icon through the menu. Then click on the right side of the menu under “New Upload.” Additionally, in Temporal Cloud, users must create or have an account.
The process of registering and creating an account at Temporal Cloud is free. Cloud account creation allows users to access 3 GB of data immediately once their email address is verified. Content uploaded to the cloud will be placed 12 months into the IPFS network.
Once the user has logged in to his account, the “Folder Upload” option must be pressed to upload files. Then the user must complete the last step:
“The file is uploaded to IPFS, but the IPFS hash hasn’t been saved to your ENS name’s Content record yet. To do this, click “Save”. Your web3 browser will ask you to confirm the transaction to save the record.”
Once these steps have been completed and the transaction confirmed on the Ethereum network, the user will be able to visit their new decentralized website. ENS team release concludes the following:
“This tool makes it just that much easier for people to host files and websites on the decentralized web. We look forward to a future in which the web is more decentralized and censorship-resistant, and this is a key step toward that goal.”