Bynamic Domain Name Tx
It can be cumbersome to keep sending your audience updated links so they can access the transaction containing the latest changes when data is hosted on the blockchain.
Making an on-chain domain name setup would be awesome - so while we all wait for the perfect solution Bico.Media lets you use the traditional domain name system to identify a specific transaction. We call it Bynamic Domain Name Tx - or
B://DNT. This will let you distribute a link like
bico.media/my-website.com to your audience while being able to update the content as you please.
To use a
B://DNT url on Bico.Media you need to make a TXT record in the DNS setup for the domain with a B:// reference to the content you wish to display, like:
If you make a TXT record for
my-website.com with the content
https://bico.media/my-website.com will provide the same content as when you open
When you have a new version of your content, you upload it as normal and change the TXT record to reflect the new transaction ID. It's not perfect. It's not decentralised, but it works - today.
A TXT record takes some time to propagate, so the change will not be instant.
A TXT record has a
namemust be set to
@if you want no subdomain (like my-domain.com). If its a subdomain
namemust be the subdomain part (i.e. links like
bico.media/abc.123.my-domain.commust have the
namepart set to
Any subdomain with a TXT record will work - so you don't need the domain setup to respond with any content.
The B:// reference can contain hints (like file extension) just like any other regular url on Bico.Media
For performance reasons, the domain can only be up to 32 chars long.