Sherpa Founders Series: as Cypherpunk Activism: Decentralizing the Internet – with Mike Carson

Developer/programmer & founder Mike Carson has recently launched, a new EPP based registrar built to serve handshake TLDs. This is an interesting partnership with, the biggest exchange for handshake TLDs and handshake coins, as well as with James Stevens, the former CTO of the dot-IO registry, who is creating the registry operator (like Afilias or VeriSign) specific for handshake TLDs.

– First, Mike clearly explains the decentralized protocol behind and why that is important.
– We discuss the values behind this, cypherpunk activism, and how this prevents certain concerns. We discuss what impact this does have and has the potential to have on the entire internet.
– Mike explains the TLD options and how to purchase and/or utilize these new assets.
– And we even review & walk you through a screenshare for resolver options for utilizing seeing these handshake TLDs!

Frankly, anyone who uses the internet and wants to know what the future may look like, and certainly any individual who invests in domains or corporate brand manager, will benefit from today’s show!

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Mike Carson
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Mike Carson is the founder and programming guru behind, a domain name backordering service for .io, .ly and .my country code top-level domain names.

After selling to DynaDot, Mike shifted focus to a new project, Impervious and Spaces, a naming protocol that leverages existing infrastructure and security of Bitcoin without requiring a new blockchain or modifying to bitcoin itself. Spaces serves as community identifier that are distributed thru an auction process built using pre-existing bitcoin scripting capabilities.

Carson studied computer science at the College of Wooster and the University of Minnesota, and has been active with technology for the last 15 years both as a developer and well-respected blogger.

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5 Responses to “Sherpa Founders Series: as Cypherpunk Activism: Decentralizing the Internet – with Mike Carson”

  1. Paolo says:

    congrats to Mike for this new project, nowadays protections seem limiting too much our freedom, I really like these decentralized projects

    1. Mike Carson says:

      Thanks Paolo, for listening, and for your comment

      1. Zer0 says:

        Yo Mike!

        How do we get this “Free” subdomain or “Endless subdomains” for free once we win a TLD auction?

        So say I won .ekxd how could I utilize it?

        Cheers bro!

        1. Mike Carson says:

          Hi! you can use it like any other domain. You have to set the name servers for the TLD itself on the blockchain. And from there you can use the name servers that you set to create subdomains. If you’d like to add your TLD to a registry so that registrars can sell subdomains on them, you can do it form

          1. Zer0 says:

            Thanks Mike, really appreciate it!

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