.Austin Domain Launches at SXSW


Unstoppable Domains and The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC) have introduced the first city-centric blockchain-based TLD

AUSTIN, Texas, March 12, 2024 – The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC), in partnership with Unstoppable Domains, is announcing the launch of the .austin top-level domain (TLD), empowering 2.4m Central Texas residents and visitors to show their love of Austin and personalize their digital identity in the heart of Texas.

The launch of .austin represents the first city-based superpowered web domain, leveraging blockchain technology, which ensures security and trustworthiness and highlights the city’s reputation as a friendly and innovative tech hub. Minted exclusively on the Polygon network, .austin domains are considered far more secure than the four US city traditional TLDs that exist so far: .nyc, .miami, .vegas and .boston – but also integrate a range of new capabilities, making it a must-have for local businesses, organizations for artists, musicians, sports, non-profit entities, and more.

Mark Duval, President and CEO of the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce commented, “We are proud to lead the adoption of the .austin domain, with the vision of strengthening the bonds within our community and beyond. This city-centric domain allows people to own a piece of digital identity that advocates their support for our community. We aim to ensure that our members, Austin businesses, residents, and visitors have new ways to celebrate the city’s dynamism and diversity.”

Those who purchase .austin domains during SXSW will be awarded special digital badges, visible on their Unstoppable Domains account. With .austin domains, domain holders will gain access to a versatile and interoperable domain that bridges the gap between traditional web experiences and the collaborative potential of Web3.

Sandy Carter, COO at Unstoppable Domains, said: “The launch of the .austin TLD is a big move forward in our mission to revolutionize digital identity. This endeavor is about creating a cohesive online ecosystem that mirrors the innovation, creativity, and community spirit that Austin is celebrated for worldwide.”

These domains seek to foster a sense of digital community amongst GAACC members, Austin businesses and visitors, providing domain owners with the ability to show their ambassadorship via email signature, social media, and web3 applications with a branded domain extension, paving the way for future digital applications and use cases.

“I knew right away that I wanted to be one of the first to register a .Austin domain,” said Joshua Baer, Founder and CEO of Capital Factory. “My mind is racing with ideas on how to use this new branding for our startups and our events. Thank you to the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce for their vision and collaboration.”

For more information or to secure your .Austin presence, please visit Unstoppable Domains.


About the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce

Since its formation in 2012, the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce has focused on improving the business climate in Austin, conducting job fairs, industry forums, educational seminars, and business networking functions. Our mission is to promote the Central Texas Asian Pacific American community and community at large as a catalyst for local and global economic growth through programs focused on Advocacy, Connection, and Education. Learn more at www.austinasianchamber.org.

About Unstoppable Domains

Unstoppable Domains launches domains secured by blockchains and builds uncensorable websites. The company offers NFT domains that give people control of their digital identity and its usernames can be used to log into more than 150 web3 applications, shorten crypto wallet addresses, and build a decentralized web3 identity.

Media inquiries:

Erich Pelletier, Communication & Marketing ManagerGreater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce: [email protected]