How to add a Nostr address to your account
About Nostr identifiers:
Nostr (NIP-05) identifiers are human-readable addresses that make it easier for users to find and interact with each other. Identifiers are linked to and used as a replacement for public keys. They look exactly like email addresses, making them more user-friendly than the underlying cryptographic keys. Ideally, each Nostr user should create an identifier using their own unique domain name. However, due to the necessary technical know-how and associated cost, many users opt for an address from a centralized provider. At BitcoinNostr.com, we encourage and help users to set up identifiers on privately owned domains through our Nostr Sovrn initiative. We do also provide free identifiers to Bitcoiners and anyone who’s interested in learning more about Bitcoin. These free identifiers are offered as part of our Bitcoin education initiatives and are also intended as a starting point on the path towards full ownership and control of your Nostr address.
If you requested a free Bitcoin Nostr identifier, please note note that it will only work once you’ve added it to your Nostr profile and we’ve activated it. It can take up to 12 hours for your Bitcoin Nostr identifier to be activated. That’s because we do so manually in an effort to prevent spam. We appreciate your patience in the meantime.
Please follow these instructions carefully: Go to the profile settings in your Nostr client and paste your identifier into the ‘NIP-05 Verification / Identifier’ field (and click ‘Save’). Do not change any characters and make sure that there are no extra spaces at the beginning or end of your identifier. Be sure to also read your client-specific instructions below. Once your identifier has been activated, your profile will automatically display a check mark and/or display your identifier domain (i.e. BitcoinNostr.com).
Bitcoin Nostr identifiers are and will remain completely free. The only thing we ask in return is that you please follow the Bitcoin Nostrich account so that we can share educational Bitcoin and Nostr content with you. To follow this account, copy the PubKey below, paste it into the search field of your Nostr client and click on the ‘Follow‘ button on the profile page.
If you’ve followed these instructions but your identifier is still not working, please contact us on Nostr. We’re happy to help!
Mobile client instructions:
Damus Common issue!
Please start with the general instructions at the top of this page. To find the NIP-05 identifier field in Damus, click on your profile picture (top-left of the interface), then on the ‘Profile’ tab in the sidebar and then on the ‘Edit’ button (top-right of your profile page). After entering your identifier into the NIP-05, click ‘Save’. A check mark and/or domain (i.e. BitcoinNostr.com) should now be displayed on your profile (next to your @username). If the check mark is not there, please close and restart the app and check your profile page again.
Please start with the general instructions at the top of this page. To find the NIP-05 identifier field in Amethyst, click on your profile picture (top-left of the interface) and then on the edit profile button (top-right of your profile page).
Desktop / Browser client instructions:
Astral.ninja Common issue!
Please start with the general instructions at the top of this page. If you’re using the Astral.ninja client, you may experience difficulties when saving your identifier settings. The best and easiest solution is to switch to a better browser-based client such as iris.to or coracle.social or to a mobile app like Amethyst for Android or Damus for iOS. To do so, simply scroll to the bottom of the settings page in Astral, click on the ‘VIEW YOUR KEYS’ button and copy your private key (nsec…). Now go to your new Nostr client and log in with your private key (all of your Nostr posts, DMs and account settings are connected to your private key and will automatically re-appear in your new client). Lastly, go to your profile settings in your new Nostr client, make sure that your identifier is displayed correctly in the ‘NIP-05 Verification / Identifier’ field (without extra spaces at the beginning or end) and be sure to click on the ‘Save’ button.
Please start with the general instructions at the top of this page. To find the NIP-05 identifier field in Iris, click on your profile picture (top-right in desktop browsers, bottom-right in mobile browsers), then on the options symbol in the top-right on your profile page and then on the ‘Edit Profile’ button.
Please start with the general instructions at the top of this page. To find the NIP-05 identifier field in Coracle, click on your profile picture/name at the top of the navigation bar (on mobile, first click on the menu symbol in the top-left of the main interface) and then on the ‘Edit Profile’ button.
Please start with the general instructions at the top of this page. To find the NIP-05 identifier field in Snort, click on your profile picture (top-right), then on settings symbol and then on the ‘Profile’ tab (you can ignore the ‘Buy’ button next to the NIP-05 field, as you are using a free BitcoinNostr.com identifier).
Please start with the general instructions at the top of this page. To find the NIP-05 identifier field in Nostr.rocks, click on the settings symbol (at the bottom of the sidebar in desktop browsers, at the bottom-right of the toolbar in mobile browsers).