Namebase Pro can be used trade HNS for BTC using a traditional order book exchange similar to Binance and Coinbase Pro. Namebase Pro has some of the lowest trading fees (0.1% maker fee and 0% taker fee).
The mining fees that are charged for bid placements are paid to the miners who add your transactions to the Handshake blockchain, and do not get paid to Namebase.
The Namebase Registry is a service that enables you to sell 2nd-level domains on your Handshake TLD. We partnered with the creator of the .io registry to create this service that is compatible with existing registrars, making it easy to plug directly into their existing distribution channels. We essentially handle all of the logistics regarding the sale of your domains, while you just handle the actual pricing of your domains and your marketing kit. The Namebase Registry operates on a revenue-sharing model — after a $1 processing fee, 70% of proceeds go to the TLD owner and 30% go to Namebase.