Blockchain startup Unstoppable Domains has integrated with web infrastructure firm Cloudflare to enable direct access .crypto domains within any web browser.
Announced Tuesday, the new service uses Cloudflare’s Distributed Web Resolver to link to decentralized websites though .crypto addresses, instead of requiring a browser plug-in.
A .crypto address can now be accessed in the same way a user types .com or .gov into a browser address bar, opening up the benefits of decentralized blockchain sites to more users, according to Unstoppable Domains.
Decentralized domains are controlled solely by the owner, not centralized authorities. This brings the advantages of greater security and privacy, as well as being harder to take down than traditional domains, said the firm.
“In a time when data breaches have become commonplace, while privacy and ownership over an individual’s own digital assets is paramount, centralized control has been called into question by many forward-thinking people and companies,” said Matthew Gould, CEO