Handshake Timeline

Handshake since launch. Last updated on December 31st, 2021.

December 31st, 2021

Opera announces intent to support Handshake

December 14th, 2021

Beacon, a Handshake-native iOS browser, goes live

December 3rd, 2021

Bitrue exchange lists HNS

December 2nd, 2021

Handshake sets up in Africa

November 24th, 2021

ICANN acknowledges Handshake in their blog post

November 15th, 2021

dWeb Foundation co-hosts Priv8 summit with Orchid Protocol

November 4th, 2021

Porkbun begins selling Handshake domains

October 28th, 2021

IPFS announces support for Handshake domains

October 26th, 2021

Handshake joins the BPSAA

October 9th, 2021

Clearpool sets up on Handshake

September 22nd, 2021

Handshake's three-day NamesCon track goes live

August 18th, 2021

Bittrex exchange lists HNS

August 14th, 2021

@HNS Twitter account freezes its activity

August 11th, 2021

Namecheap announces support for Handshake

August 3rd, 2021

.forever domains goes live

July 30th, 2021

Fingertip resolver goes live

July 21st, 2021

Handshake domains are supported on ArGo

July 21st, 2021

Hey tx goes live

June 23rd, 2021

Epik supports Handshake

June 23rd, 2021 goes live

June 15th, 2021

Wrapped HNS goes live

May 28th, 2021

HNS Name Claim goes live

May 20th, 2021

Bob Extension is released

May 18th, 2021

dWeb Foundation annouces #ProjectDWeb incubator

May 14th, 2021 becomes a Handshake explorer

May 6th, 2021

Bob Wallet integrates Ledger hardware wallet

April 22nd, 2021

Youg Motiv8 drops The Crypto EP ($HNS)

April 20th, 2021

Namecheap purchases p/ for 375,000 HNS ($~230k)

April 16th, 2021

Namebase hosts its first AMA

April 15th, 2021

ViaWallet adds support for HNS

April 12th, 2021

Namebase's Registry goes live

April 10th, 2021

Sentinel dVPN begins resolving Handshake by default

April 2nd, 2021

Handshake's re-claim inflation bug was patched

March 29th, 2021

Shakestats releases search function

March 28th, 2021

Handshake domains are supported on Fleek

March 25th, 2021

The public DNS resolver,, goes live

March 24th, 2021

c/ surpasses 1,000 subdomain registrations

March 24th, 2021

Handshake Wiki goes live

March 21st, 2021

Hmail, email service for Handshake, is released

March 11th, 2021

Handy Con fundraising auction raised 33072 HNS (~$11k) for the HNS Fund

March 10th, 2021

Handshake’s first Handshake conference, Handy Con, goes live!

March 10th, 2021

The Namer News forum makes its public release.

March 5th, 2021

flip.flops/ email service is released

March 5th, 2021

Library Genesis has a home on Handshake

February 28th, 2021

Impervious introduces decentralized .badass subdomains

February 28th, 2021

HNSsearch/, a web crawler for Handshake, launched

February 17th, 2021

Namebase launches its Stats page

February 14th, 2021, Yahoo for HNS, begins resolving natively on Handshake

February 12th, 2021

1 year anniversary of when the 1st batch of Handshake names were released

February 3rd, 2021

The final 52nd batch of Handshake names were released

February 2nd, 2021

nft/ sold for $84k (~680k HNS)

February 1st, 2021

Namer Community landing page launched

February 1st, 2021

Namer Stories podcast launched

January 22nd, 2021

Handshake use case showcase released

January 15th, 2021

handshake.mercenary/ launched

December 19th, 2020

Sinpapeles profile builder released

December 18th, 2020

Impervious Inc was created to focus on Handshake development

December 16th, 2020

Puma Browser began natively supporting Handshake

December 16th, 2020

dLinks launched

December 14th, 2020

Nomad, a social network using Handshake names as usernames, was launched

December 8th, 2020

Handshake was added as a section to the “Alternative DNS root” Wikipedia page

November 23rd, 2020

Skyinclude announced their legacy domains porting service

November 15th, 2020

app.sinpapeles/ launched

November 13th, 2020

Uniswap is mirrored on Handshake

November 12th, 2020

HNSfans, a Chinese Handshake community, launched

November 3rd, 2020

Niami Handshake Domains rating website launched

October 31st, 2020

Handshake was the #1 Product of the Day on Product Hunt

October 30th, 2020

Make an Offer was launched in the Namebase Marketplace

October 21st, 2020

LearnHNS goes live

October 10th, 2020

Handshake Development Fund was launched

September 25th, 2020

HNSD v1 was released

September 22nd, 2020

Namebase redirects went live

September 18th, 2020

Namer Merch Store goes live

September 6th, 2020

The Shake released their first weekly recap

August 28th, 2020

Resolvr was a runner up for the Own the Internet hackathon

August 26th, 2020

LinkFrame was the Grand Prize winner at the Own the Internet hackathon

August 3rd, 2020

Sia adopts Handshake

July 19th, 2020

First domain added to parking.sinpapeles/

July 15th, 2020

101domain supports Handshake

July 14th, 2020

Namesake Domains launched

July 10th, 2020

Audius sets up Handshake subdomain redirects

June 15th, 2020

Vercel supports Handshake

May 29th, 2020

The first 2 Handshake TLD registries (.JS and .TXT) were launched

May 27th, 2020 was first created

May 6th, 2020

The Namebase Marketplace launched

April 29th, 2020

Namebase's Learning Center goes live

April 12th, 2020

Encirca supports Handshake

March 20th, 2020

NextDNS announces it resolves Handshake names

February 12th, 2020

The first batch of Handshake names were released

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