.bit sub-accounts are live!

What are sub-accounts?

Similar to DNS, each .bit can have its own sub-account. For example, if you own satoshi.bit, you can mint 001.satoshi.bit, etc. In this case, 001.satoshi.bit is a sub-account of satoshi.bit.

Sub-accounts have the following features.

  • Low cost, almost zero
  • Unlimited minting
  • Completely independent. Sub-accounts have the same functions as the main .bit accounts

Compared to a main .bit account, sub-accounts can be used in a wider range of scenarios, especially for DAO, NFT communities, etc.

Usage scenarios

  • DAO: membership, voting weight credentials, contribution record, receiving airdrops

DAO organizers can distribute unique sub-accounts to each member based on when they joined. Admins can obtain basic information of members, including Twitter, Discord, address, etc. via all sub-accounts of the organization. Through the basic information of the members, admins can analyze the members’ participation in DAO activities, their contributions to DAO, etc., and arrange tasks and assign voting weights according to the members’ contributions. The manager can also analyze the ability and contribution of each member via sub-accounts, formulate a corresponding reward scoring system, and distribute corresponding rewards for members, which can be directly distributed through sub-accounts.

To ensure fairness and transparency, DAO can write the rules of sub-accounts distribution into the contract in advance.

For example, PeopleDAO can distribute xxxx.peopledao.bit to all members.

  1. The organization only allows the first 5,000 members to join. The first member is 0001.peopledao.bit and the last one is 5000.peopledao.bit.
  2. 0999.peopledao.bit has served as the community AMA moderator several times and has facilitated the operation with several projects. PeopleDAO has awarded 1,000 $PEOPLE to 0999.peopledao.bit.
  3. PeopleDAO can develop a reward system based on members’ contributions and then distributes $PEOPLE airdrops. $PEOPLE will be distributed directly to the member’s address via their sub-accounts.
  4. PeopleDAO sets corresponding voting weights for different sub-accounts according to members’ responsibilities.
  5. PeopleDAO members change their names to xxxx.peopledao.bit to promote the PeopleDAO anywhere and anytime to attract more people. At the same time, members will also have a deeper sense of identity and belonging to the PeopleDAO.
  6. PeopleDAO holds events. Admins do not need to collect winners’ information separately. They can collect members’ information via their sub-accounts directly and distribute the rewards.
  • NFT Community: Verifiable PFPs - NFT + DID

Today’s PFP NFTs are often right-click copied and are often easily counterfeited. Purchasers/collectors are often easily cheated due to the difficulty in distinguishing the true author. Because of the extremely low cost of theft and the high profit of a successful sale, thefts are frequent and there is nothing the victim can do.

Surprisingly, sub-accounts can effectively solve this problem! NFT+DID will become a verifiable PFP. For example, when Loot sells NFT, Loot can distribute a corresponding sub-account to each buyer at the same time. Buyer A will receive 0001.Loot.bit at the same time as he buys Loot#0001 NFT.

  • Proof of attendance, event commemoration

A sub-account can be used as an on-chain proof of attendance, which is not only a simple credential but also has all the capabilities of a DID. Organizers can distribute sub-accounts as commemorative credentials to all participants at the event.

For example, the International Olympic Committee can distribute commemorative credentials to all athletes who participate in the Olympic Games. E.g. janes.olympic2024.bit, kite.olympic2024.bit, jack.olympic2024.bit. If Jack participated in the 2018, 2020 and 2024 Olympics, he can get jack.olympic2018.bit, jack.olympic2020.bit, jack.olympic2024.bit.

Additionally, Jack can manage these sub-accounts with his address. When a new coach or teammate wants to know about Jack’s past competition history, they can access all the sub-accounts of Jack. Not only that, but they will also be able to learn more about Jack’s achievements and experiences through these sub-accounts.

  • Clubs, Star Fan Clubs: Verifiable Tickets on the Chain

Fan clubs often host a variety of activities. Selling and verifying tickets are critical links, and they often choose to look for a third-party company to take charge of this part. In fact, sub-accounts can be sold as tickets and entry credentials, with the ability to easily set prices and quantities.

For example, the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held soon. The spectator seats are divided into 15,000 seats in General I area, 30,000 seats in General II area and 5,000 seats in VIP area, with different prices for different areas. At this time, the organizer can set the number of sub-accounts and the price as follows.

Spectator seats Tickets Number Price($)
VIP area VIP0001.2022FIFA.bit ~ VIP5000.2022FIFA.bit 5,000 2,700
General I area GI00001.2022FIFA.bit ~ GI15000.2022FIFA.bit 15,000 2,000
General I area GII00001.2022FIFA.bit ~ GII30000.2022FIFA.bit 30,000 900

When the audience enters the stadium, they only need to verify their sub-accounts. Moreover, fans can also gain a unique fan identity after watching an exciting competition.

More scenarios: a symbol of honor for the project, Gmail for Web3.0, managing multiple addresses in the same chain for individuals, etc…

How to mint sub-accounts?

There are two ways.

Method 1: Mint Manually

You can directly mint sub-accounts.
In the input box, enter the name of the sub-account one by one, the address, and the number of years.


Sub-accounts can be minted to Ethereum / BNB chain / Polygon / Tron addresses. You can also fill in the user’s .bit account directly and the sub-accounts will be distributed directly to the owner address of the .bit account.

Method 2: Sell sub-accounts via a simple link in SuperDID

SuperDID is the largest .bit sub-account service platform. You can set up the pricing plan for your .bit sub-accounts and SuperDID supports multiple payment methods, including BNB, ETH, Polygon, etc. You can sell your sub-accounts directly by sharing a simple link to your community. It’s easy to set up, once and for all.
The .bit contract automatically charges 3% of the sale price on SuperDID.
Since the .bit smart contract runs on Nervos CKB, the sale fee will be based on the CKB. Your income will be withdrawn to your .bit Balance.

FAQ

1. What is the difference between a sub-account and a parent account?

A sub-account is completely independent and has the same functions as the parent account. Compared to the parent account, a sub-account has the following additional features.

  • Low cost, almost zero

  • Unlimited minting

  • Completely independent. Has the same functions as a typical .bit account

2. Is there a fee for minting a sub-account?

The fee for minting sub-accounts is very low, almost 0. To prevent abuse of sub-accounts, the fee for minting 1 sub-account is 1 CKB/year.

3. Is it possible to mint multiple levels of sub-accounts?

No. Currently, you can only mint up to three levels of sub-accounts, such as nnn.mmmm.bit.

4. How can I get back the 220 CKB frozen when sub-accounts are enabled?

Since enabling the sub-account feature requires on-chain storage space, 220 CKB will be frozen from the Owner address. You can retrieve the frozen 220 CKB after the parent account expires.

5. Can I mint a sub-account with both owner and manager addresses? Where are the fees for minting sub-accounts deducted?

Only the owner address can enable the sub-account feature. Once enabled, only the manager address can mint sub-accounts. The cost of minting a sub-account will be deducted from the .bit balance of the manager address.

6. Why can’t I manage the data of my sub-account? Why can’t I mint a new sub-account?

Since the transaction of managing the data of a sub-account is related to the transaction of minting a new sub-account for the parent account, the two cannot be done at the same time. If you encounter this situation, please wait 5 minutes and try again.

7. What is the maximum validity of a sub-account?

The validity of a sub-account cannot exceed that of the parent account. Anyone can renew both the parent accounts and the sub-accounts (sub-account renewal feature is under development).

8. What is the maximum initial age of a minted sub-account?

When casting a sub-account, you need to fill in the initial age of the sub-account, the initial age cannot exceed 20 years. After successful casting, anyone can renew the sub-account (sub-account renewal feature is under development).

9. Is there a maximum number of sub-accounts?

The sub-accounts can be minted without total number limitation, but the maximum number minted each time is 100.

10. Can sub-accounts be renewed?

No, the account renewal feature is under development. Anyone can renew a sub-account after a sub-account has been minted.

11. Why can’t I enable sub-accounts?

Currently, .bit sub-accounts are only available to .bit partners. If you would like to distribute .bit sub-accounts in your community or combine .bit sub-accounts with your product, please send an email to supermancy@did.id with a brief description of your project and a short description of how you will distribute .bit sub-accounts in the body of the email.

12. What is the rule of minting sub-accounts?

It is the same as the parent account. The account name can only contain one language. It can be combined with numbers, some Emojis and “-”. Rules details

13. What is SuperDID?

SuperDID is the largest .bit sub-account service platform. You can set up the pricing plan for your .bit sub-accounts and SuperDID supports multiple payment methods, including BNB, ETH, Polygon, etc. You can sell your sub-accounts directly by sharing a simple link to your community. It’s easy to set up, once and for all.
The .bit contract automatically charges 3% of the sale price on SuperDID.
Since the .bit smart contract runs on Nervos CKB, the sale fee will be based on the CKB.
Your income will be withdrawn to your .bit Balance.