Domain Names For Lokinet (ONS)
By default Lokinet uses 52 character non human readable strings as addresses in the network, for example:
These default addresses can be hard to remember and communicate to users.
ONS (Oxen Name Service) allows SNApp operators to map a human readable name to any default .loki address, as an example
http://probably.loki Which is an ONS record mapping the human readable name
probablyand the Lokinet address
ONS records are registered as transactions the Oxen blockchain and can be resolved by Lokinet clients, which with the Service Node network. They work in a similar manner to other blockchain naming services like ENS
Registering a .loki ONS mapping requires the user to create an Oxen wallet and deposit at least 7 Oxen (plus transactions fees), visit the Oxen website to find out where Oxen can be bought
Once the "Oxen Name Service" tab is open, select the drop down menu underneath "ONS Record Type", and choose how long you would like to register your Lokinet name for.
Add your preferred human readable name, and your existing .loki address, an Oxen address may also be specified if you want to delegate ownership to a wallet separate from the wallet currently in use. Backup owners can be specified and have the same rights as the owner.
Once the relevant fields have been populated press "purchase" and confirm the transaction, transactions can take up to 20 minutes to confirm, once confirmed, you record will be registered and resolution between the human readable name and the default loki address should be complete.