Enables the resolving of .bit domains by Namecoin blockchain. Also .emc, .coin, .lib and .bazar domains by EmerCoin blockchain.

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What is PeerName?

PeerName is a Chrome extension that facilitates the easy resolution of non-standard .bit, .emc, .coin, .lib, and .bazar domains. It uses the blockchain technology of Namecoin and EmerCoin cryptocurrencies, ensuring these domains don't get censored or seized. Users should type the domain with either a trailing slash or with the protocol to avoid triggering a search. PeerName caches Nameservers and IPs for six hours, and currently, it does not support HTTPS.

Rating: 3.71 (28)
Version: 1.3 (Last updated: 2023-11-06)
Creation date: 2019-03-24
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • proxy
  • *://**
  • *://*.bit/*
  • *://*.emc/*
  • *://*.coin/*
  • *://*.lib/*
  • *://*.bazar/*
Size: 10.14K
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Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

Easy resolving of .bit, .emc, .coin, .lib and .bazar domains. A decentralized domain system based on Namecoin and EmerCoin cryptocurrencies. These new TLDs cannot be censored or seized.

Keep in mind that the browser will trigger the search operation if you type "domain.bit" in the address bar. The reason is that these domains are not recognized as standard TLDs. There are two ways to fix that:

  1. Type the domain with a trailing slash, example: "domain.bit/".
  2. Type the domain with the protocol, example: "http://domain.bit".

Dot BIT domains are served by Namecoin. Dot EMC, dot COIN, dot LIB and dot BAZAR domains are served by EmerCoin. All systems use Bitcoin's Blockchain technology.

Known bugs:

  1. The server's directive REQUEST_URI contains the full requested URL instead of the relative path. This is because the app is using the browser's internal proxy. HTTP protocol requires the full URL when the request is made via proxy. Your CMS must be aware of that.

  2. All Nameservers and IPs are cached for six hours. If you change your domain's settings, please wait the cache to expire.

  3. HTTPS is not working. We are searching for the solution.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Works well for accessing certain domains
  • Useful for browsing .BIT websites
  • No lags, quick access to certain sites
  • Does not work for some users
  • Conflicts with local proxy
  • Stopped working in some browsers
Most mentioned
  • Possibility to access Namecoin and other decentralized DNS systems
  • Stopped working
  • Useful for accessing .BIT websites
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Risk impact

PeerName is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install PeerName if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

PeerName is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.

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