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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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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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  • where does the money go to when someone wins an auction? – Patoshi パトシ Apr 21 '19 at 13:52
  • Right now it goes to the account eosio.names. There are plans to distribute these funds to token holders with the release of the Resource Exchange (REX). – Byte Disciple Apr 21 '19 at 16:15
  • eosflare.io/account/eosio.names -- that account has $7 million worth of eos. Who is sending the coins out from that account if its suppose to be for the REX? – Patoshi パトシ Apr 21 '19 at 22:19
  • Block producers – Byte Disciple Apr 22 '19 at 1:44

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