Namecoin Core Client (Stable Release)

  • Name wallet: includes command-line interface for registering, tracking, updating, and renewing names (if you don’t already have some namecoins, you’ll need to buy some at an exchange).
  • No graphical interface for name wallet. Use the Name Tab Beta (see below) if you require this functionality.
  • Name lookup: allows looking up names (use in combination with ncdns or NMControl to browse .bit domains).
  • Currency wallet: includes graphical interface and command-line interface for receiving and sending namecoins.
  • Recommended for miners.
  • Recommended for users who don’t own any names.
  • Recommended for users who are comfortable registering, updating, and renewing their names via the command-line.

Note that Windows binaries of Namecoin Core Stable Release are not yet available. For now, Windows users should use the Name Tab Beta (see below) or build from source.

Namecoin Core Client (with Qt Name Tab)

  • Name wallet: includes graphical interface and command-line interface for registering, tracking, updating, and renewing names (if you don’t already have some namecoins, you’ll need to buy some at an exchange).
  • Name lookup: allows looking up names (use in combination with ncdns or NMControl to browse .bit domains).
  • Currency wallet: includes graphical interface and command-line interface for receiving and sending namecoins.
  • Not suitable for mining.

Current release: 0.13.99-name-tab-beta1.

Source on GitHub.

macOS

macOS binaries of Namecoin Core Name Tab Beta are not yet available. For now, macOS users should use the Stable Release (see above), build Namecoin Core from source, or use Namecoin Legacy (see below).

Namecoin Legacy Client

  • Use this instead of Namecoin Core if Namecoin Core doesn’t work or if you need OS X binaries that include the name management tab.
  • Not suitable for mining or development.
  • Always wait for six confirmations.
  • Backup your wallet.dat before enabling wallet encryption.

Source on GitHub.

NMControl Middleware

NMControl connects your browser/application to the client. It allows you, for example, to browse .bit domains. Source and installation instructions on Github.

Linux and Mac OS X

With Python 2.7 installed you can run nmcontrol.py directly from source. If you need help ask on Github or on the forum.

Help Us Test Betas

Want to help us test improvements in Namecoin? Check out the Beta Downloads page.