Verifying
We use Jumio to verify accounts
Before you can start trading HNS, you must first verify your profile. This is because Namebase is an incorporated company that has to follow normal AML/KYC laws like other onramps such as Coinbase.
The verification process can vary depending on your location. Some users may only need to verify with their first name, last name, and phone number. For others it may require more information such as your ID (drivers license, local ID or passport). We partner with Jumio to verify accounts and store verification data — Jumio is also the same verification partner that Coinbase, Airbnb, United Airlines, and many other well-known companies use, which is to ensure your data is always safe and secure.
While you can't sell or transfer HNS without verifying, you can buy HNS with BTC without verifying on Namebase, which you can then use to get and transfer names to other wallets.
Trading HNS is not available to NY residents due to regulatory restrictions.

Permission Levels

Due to regulatory reasons (we're not happy about it either), Namebase accounts are restricted in functionality based on verification status and location. See the full list of services based on verification status and location below:
Services
Unverified
Verified (NY)
Verified (USA)
Verified (non-USA)
Deposit HNS
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Register Names
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Transfer names
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Marketplace
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Buy HNS with BTC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Buy HNS with USD
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sell HNS
No
No
Yes
Yes
Transfer HNS within Namebase
No
No
Yes
Yes
Transfer HNS via address
No
No
No
Yes
Namebase Pro
No
No
No
Yes
Wrap HNS
No
No
No
Yes
Unwrap HNS
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Requirements
Unverified
Verified (NY)
Verified (USA)
Verified (non-USA)
Personal details
Email
Email, Name, DoB, Address Details
Email, Name, DoB, Address Details
Email, Name, DoB, Address Details
Identity document
(Phone, Passport,
SSN, or ID)
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
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