Exploring the Base Ecosystem with BNS & DAppscout

Blockscout interface with a 'Base Name Service' search bar against a purple gradient background representing a collaboration.

Ethereum remains at the forefront of blockchain innovation, offering unparalleled opportunities for developers and users alike. However, navigating this advanced ecosystem efficiently and affordably has been a challenge for many, leading to the massive rise of L2s. To support L2 growth, Blockscout and Base Name Service (BNS) are working together to bring flexibility and enhanced features to name service implementations.

The Blockscout team has been hard at work unifying and optimizing the onboarding of users into crypto with the implementation of DAppscout, a marketplace built-in to the explorer. The focus has been on customizing the user experience to simplify DApp discovery, and use. Our most recent development and research work with the BNS team helped pave the way for the BENS integration into Blockscout Explorer. This universal implementation grants name service providers the ability to have Name Service lookups on Blockscout without the need of proprietary infrastructure!

ENS search
Name service lookup feature

🎉 Collaboration Details and Rewards

Now let's dive into the exciting details! To celebrate this collaboration, the BNS team has vouched to help associate every 0x address on Base with a personalized name, offering a special deal for DAppscout users!

When you register a .base name thought DAppscout, you'll receive 1,000 BNS points for each year of your domain's registration. A BNS domain name registration for:

  • 1 year grants you 1,000 points.
  • 2 years grants you 2,000 points.
  • 3 years grants you 3,000 points, and so forth.

Accumulating 2,000 points earns you a free year's registration of your new BNS name!

This means if you register your name for two years, you'll gather enough points to secure a new domain for one year at no additional cost!

How to Earn Points?

It's very simple. Follow this easy guide:

  1. Visit DAppscout on the Base explorer.
  2. Connect your wallet to Blockscout, at the top right of the explorer.
  3. Launch the Base Name Service app within DAppscout.
  4. Search for your desired .base domain, select a duration, and make your purchase.

You'll see the number of points you'll earn from the domain purchase. Don't forget if you register a name for two years (2000 points) you can claim a free domain for a one year!

How to Use Points?

  1. On checkout select the years you want to register for.
  2. Under 'Type of Payment' select "PTS" as payment method.
  3. Select the checkout button "Register with Points"

Remember, points can only be accrued through DAppscout usage!

See how easy it is below 👇