About Public Frogans Networks
“Public Frogans Networks” are essentially Frogans networks in which anybody can register a Frogans address. This differs from a “Dedicated Frogans Network” where the holder of that network is also the holder of all of the Frogans addresses in that network.
In a Public Frogans Network all addresses use the network name “frogans” or a homonym thereof in a different script, like Arabic, Cyrillic or Chinese.
So, in the Public Frogans Network for addresses in Latin script is always “frogans” and the addresses follow the pattern of:
When you register a Frogans address in a Public Frogans Network, you essentially register the “Site Name” – the part that goes after “frogans*.” The script in which your site name is written (e.g., Latin, Hebrew, Korean, etc.), will determine whether the network name will be “frogans,” “פרוגנס” or “프로강스,” etc.
Registering a Frogans address in a Public Frogans Network (PFN)
As an FCR account administrator go to the FCR API Web interface at https://accadmin.api.fcr.frogans/interface.html.
From the pull-down list in Step 1, choose “PFNA section – Process Related to the Registration of a Frogans Address of a Public Frogans Network” and hit “Select.”
The process that you want to choose is “PFNAFA-REGISTER process – Registering a Frogans Address of a Public Frogans Network.”
If you’know that the address that you want is available, then the action that you want to choose is “PFNAFA-REGISTER-ACCADMIN-START action – The FCR Account Administrator Starts the Registration of a Frogans Address of a Public Frogans Network.”
- Enter your Access Key and Identifier if they have not already been filled in using the “Hold credentials” window.
- Choose your Linguistic Category. For instance, if you choose “LC-Latin,” then your address will start with “frogans*” and your site name will have to be written using Latin characters (e.g., in English, French, German, Finnish, etc.). If you choose Korean, your address will start with “프로강스*” and your site name will have to be written using Korean characters.
- Enter your “Preferred Form of the Site Name.” For instance, if your full address is going to be “frogans*Biscuits-n-Gravy,” write “Biscuits-n-Gravy.”
- The registration’s Duration Type from a pull-down list – whether you want to represent it in years (1 – 10) or or according to its end date (like February 30, 2024); choose “Duration in years” as “Duration by date” is not compatible with available options as of this writing;
- For Registration Type, choose “During priority registration period for entrepreneurs” as this is the period in effect as of this writing,
The rest of this step is pretty self-explanatory. When you’re done, click “Send query” and if all is in order, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration.
If you query has failed, you will be invited to modify or clear your query (the information provided in Step 4). Click “Modify query” to fix your errors in Step 4 without erasing the entirety of your hard work.
The email that you receive from the FCR will contain a string of characters, called a “confirmation token.” Copy that character string.
Now go back to the FCR API Web interface and in Step 3 change your action to “PFNFA-REGISTER-ACCADMIN-CONFIRM action – The FCR Account Administrator Confirms the Registration of a Frogans Address of a Public Frogans Network” and hit “Select.”
The new Step 4
If necessary, you enter again your Identifier and Access Key, plus the “Site Name” and Linguistic Category of the Frogans address that you are registering. Paste the “confirmation token” character string that you copied from your email in the “Confirmation E-mail Token” text field and hit “Send query,” and then “Confirm.”
Optionally, you can enter information of your choice in the ‘Stakeholder Context’ text field.
If again if all is in order, you will be the proud registrant of a Frogans address in a Public Frogans Network (and 6€ will have been debited from your FCR account).
The other posts in this series are: