Handshake Web3 Domains


How to resolve a Handshake TLD or 2nd-level Domain

Web3 is far ahead of its time and not even the most cutting-edge browsers have implemented native support yet. But using and resolving Web3 Handshake HNS domains and TLDs in any browser for a Windows based PC is simple using hdns.io DNS. The following is a basic guide on how it's done and what the browser address bar (also known as the url bar) will accept to resolve the names.

A few things to keep in mind:
- always use http
- Firefox users, go to about:config, search browser.fixup.fallback-to-https and set it to false
- alternately, visit hns.to and input the exact domain or TLD to have it resolve via the hns.to appendation system on traditional DNS


(1) Set computer to HDNS.io DNS

- use these two IP addresses in the network adapter IPV4 DNS Server Addresses:
103.196.38.38
103.196.38.39


(2) Resolve Web3 Handshake bare TLD

Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera and Brave browsers:
- input the TLD into the browser address bar directly followed by ./
eg. http://acumen./


(2a) Resolve Web3 Handshake domain (2nd-level)

Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera and Brave browsers:
- input the domain into the browser address bar directly followed by ./ or /
eg. http://business.acumen/


That's all there is to it! Now you are truly surfing the decentralized Web3.