Friendly Names for the permaweb

The Arweave Name System is a simple way to name and find things stored on the permaweb. It's a smart contract based system that helps you find your data, apps, or websites on Arweave easily.

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  1. Understand ArNSStep 1

    Read about ArNS in our docs and familiarize yourself with this phase of the testnet and it's caveats.

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  2. Get a walletStep 2

    You will need an Arweave wallet with a small amount of $AR for transaction fees. Learn how to get $AR here.

    Need a wallet? Check out third-party services like ArConnect - the ArNS app is only compatible with ArConnect at this time.

    The application for test tokens requires the transaction ID of data uploaded to Arweave by your wallet. Try ArDrive to upload data.

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  3. Head to DiscordStep 3

    New applications for ArNS names are currently closed. Be sure to join the AR.IO Discord to stay up to date on Testnet status and possible future availability prior to launch of the Mainnet.

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ArNS App - Register a Name
ArNS Web - Register Domain Names


Arweave for the masses.

Arweave data transaction IDs have become human readable, and will enable adoption of the permaweb.

Human Readable

Arweave transaction IDs are 43 case sensitive characters long, impossible to remember. ArNS matches that transaction ID to a friendly name in a decentralized way.

Google Searchable and Presentable

Show up looking legit in Google results - Google indexes the permaweb, and yourname.arweave.net is going to look a lot more presentable than arweave.net/234as138j_12ss1sd-A-ssuwEjhaAFFnns__dD.

Ownable Subdomains

Each ArNS name is given a token which provides ownership & allows it to be resold like an NFT.

Multiple Top Level Domains (TLDs)

ArNS Subdomains resolve through any ar.io gateway. This means that your ArNS is resolvable by multiple gateways. (TL;DR, TLDs are awesome.)

ArNS App - Manage Assets
ArNS Web - Manage Assets

Key features

Benefits to using ArNS

Easier to remember

ArNS makes it easy to find things on the permaweb by using short and easy-to-remember names instead of long and hard-to-remember addresses. Did someone say ar://convenience?

A permanent record (immutably timestamped)

ArNS keeps a perfect record of all addresses and names, making it easy to find things from the past. The permaweb enables anybody to look back on data, websites, and applications exactly as they were published.

The ArNS Registry makes it easy and transparent to look back at what data was stored with an ArNS. Imagine being able to use Google from 2003 or the first version of Facebook - the ArNS Registry keeps perfect records of where your ArNS points. ar://tightness

SEO optimization

ArNS helps to improve the visibility and accessibility of permaweb addresses.

ArNS makes permaweb addresses look more professional in Google search results by allowing them to be found through multiple websites and subdomains. ar://dontletyourdreamsbedreams

What is an ANT?

Arweave Name Tokens (ANTs) are used to establish ownership of a name in the ArNS Registry. ANTs are unique, tradeable SmartWeave tokens that give their owners the ability to set under_names (subdomains), assign a controller, and update where the ANT points.

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