I see that you can register a .com .net .org account name, but I read that you have to first control the account names com net and org in order to register these new ones. How does one get these 3 letter domain names?

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You can buy and sell names on https://eosnameservice.io/


Account names that are 3-11 characters long are considered premium account names. They get auctioned off daily on-chain. You can participate here: https://toolkit.genereos.io/community/bidname

Once you have a premium account name, say patoshi, you own what we call the namespace. With the patoshi you will be able to create new accounts in the form *.patoshi assuming the account name is still less than 13 characters and only uses valid characters (a-z 0-5)

You'd need to reach out to the owner of the com account name to get access to patoshi.com. However many namespace owners sell account name in their namespace.

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