Transferring HNS & Names
A guide for transferring Handshake entities
You can transfer HNS from another wallet directly to your Namebase wallet by using the Deposit address on your dashboard. Due to the current volatility in Handshake's hash rate, Namebase confirms HNS deposits after 20 blocks, which typically takes 3-4 hours. Namebase will decrease the number of blocks needed to confirm deposits as the hash rate increases and stabilizes.
You can use the Withdraw button on your dashboard to transfer your HNS to an external wallet. Some restrictions may apply, such as daily withdrawal limits, and restrictions for new accounts. If you're inside the USA, you must complete KYC in order to withdraw HNS.
To initiate the transfer, please transfer your name to your Namebase HNS wallet address, which you can generate through your dashboard. Once you've sent the TRANSFER and FINALIZE transactions — these must be spaced 288 blocks (~2 days) apart, the transfer will automatically process in 20 block confirmations.
Remember to submit your FINALIZE transaction!
You can transfer your Handshake names to any HNS address by visiting your names' domain manager page and clicking "Transfer domain".
We handle name transfer requests in the same order of when they are submitted, so there may be a queue of up to 7 days before the TRANSFER transaction is sent for your name. In addition, there is an inherent 288 blocks that must past before we submit your FINALIZE transaction (this is a Handshake restrction, not a Namebase one), thus completing the name transfer. This may also take up to 7 days to process.