#What is the Aptos Name Service?
Leveraging the power of Aptos Tokens & Move we have built the decentralized, composable identity layer of Aptos.
Under the hood, ANS is a smart contract that maps a name to to an Aptos address. Claiming a name mints you a special NFT Token that gives you the sole power to edit the address of that name. That Token is composable and can be bought, sold and traded as you see fit.
We are LIVE now on devnet and before the last reset over 40k names were claimed.
We’re looking to partner with wallet builders and other dApps to integrate our name protocol to offer people an amazing user-friendly name.
Data is available on-chain and we also have a LIVE, developer-friendly REST api that anyone can use. Looking forward to chatting with other builders and let us know if you have any questions!
No one on the Aptos Names team will ever DM you first. We are ONLY available on devnet now and will not ask you to purchase anything on any other crypto chain.
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