About the General category


Handshake is a decentralized, permissionless naming protocol compatible with DNS where every peer is validating and in charge of managing the root zone with the goal of creating an alternative to existing Certificate Authorities. Its purpose is not to replace the DNS protocol, but to replace the root zone file and the root servers with a public commons. The Handshake protocol maintains the root zone file in a decentralized manner, making the root zone uncensorable, permissionless, and free of gatekeepers.

This is an open and public forum meant to help everyone coordinate around the Handshake protocol. We encourage thoughtful discussions around protocol development, mechanism design, blockchain scalability and user experience. Please see the documentation here: https://handshake-org.github.io/

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