Setting up federated addresses with Stellar
Fun fact: the username you sign up with on Stellar’s hosted web client is actually a federated address rather than a username. That is, the username
gdb is actually short for
email@example.com. If you control a domain, you can set up federated addresses for your domain.
We’ve now set up federated addresses on stripe.com. You can now use your client to make a payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Setting up federation
You can set up federation for your domain too — it’s pretty easy (though per the below, the protocol may end up being changed). I’ll walk you through how a client or browser resolves
First, the client finds Stripe’s
stellar.txt file by requesting the following URLs until one works:
We’ve set up our
stripe.com, which is served as...
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