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Resolving D-Websites in a Browser

It will take some time for the IPFS website transaction to resolve on the blockchain after the transaction is signed with the user’s wallet. After the domain records are updated, the decentralized website will resolve in certain browsers and browser extensions.

Compatible Browsers and Extensions

The following is a list of compatible browsers and extensions for Unstoppable d-websites:

Add a Custom DNS to Your Browser

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These settings only allow your to resolve .crypto domains in your browser. To resolve .zil or other top level domains, you will either need the browser extension or the Unstoppable Browser.

The following table provides the configuration options for different browsers in order to view Unstoppable d-websites.

Browser Type Configuration Settings
Edge Browser Settings Menu > Privacy, search, and services > Security section and set Custom URL as https://resolver.unstoppable.io/dns-query
Chrome Browser Settings Menu > Privacy and security > Security > Advanced section and set Custom URL as https://resolver.unstoppable.io/dns-query
Firefox Browser Settings Menu > Options > General Tab > Network Settings > Settings section and set Custom URL as https://resolver.unstoppable.io/dns-query and click OK.
Brave

NOTE: Brave has native support for desktop and Android (iOS to follow). Follow these steps for other devices:

Browser Settings Menu > Additional settings > Privacy and security > Security > Advanced section and set Custom URL as https://resolver.unstoppable.io/dns-query

Opera

Opera Browser has native support for resolving .crypto domains across all platforms.

Android Phones For Android, follow the details for your browser as covered in the guidelines above.
iPhones & Safari Download this DNS profile. Install the profile in Safari under Settings > General > Profile.

Once you have configured your browser according to this section, you will be able to access .crypto Unstoppable domains in two different ways:

  1. http://domainname.crypto . note that it is http and not https
  2. domainname.crypto/ , using a forward slash to override your browser's default search engine behavior.
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If you have the Unstoppable extension in your browser you will need to disable it to switch to DNS over https (which retains the domain name in the browser).

Resolve Using a Gateway URL

You can also resolve a decentralized website using a gateway URL, such as the ones provided by Blockscan or Pinata.

IPFS gateways provide workarounds for applications that do not yet support IPFS natively, which allows those browsers and tools to access IPFS content. See the resource guide on IPFS Gateways for more information.

Redirect to a Traditional DNS Record with an Unstoppable Domain

In order to set up a redirection to a traditional domain, you will need to do a redirection via index.html on your NFT domain so visitors are sent to a traditional domain.

  1. On your computer, open a text editor (for example: Notepad for Windows or TextEdit for Mac) and paste the following code into an empty file.
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    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>HTML Meta Tag</title>
    <meta http-equiv = "refresh" content = "1; url = YOUR WEBSITE URL HERE" />
    </head>
    <body>
    <p>YOUR WEBSITE DESCRIPTION HERE </p>
    </body>
    </html>
  2. Replace YOUR WEBSITE HERE with your website URL and YOUR WEBSITE DESCRIPTION HERE with a short description of your website and save the file as index.html ( do not use any other name ).
  3. Open index.html from your hard drive to see if everything is working before proceeding. Right-click the file and select " Open with " followed by your browser of choice.

Right click to 'Open With' a specific or preferred browser

Right click to 'Open With' a specific or preferred browser
  1. Follow the instructions in Upload Your Website to IPFS and Connect Your IPFS Site to Your Domain to upload your redirect index.html to IPFS and attach it to your domain.