Need to reclaim blockstack name


#1

Hi everyone. I lost access to my username natehoward.id. I had purchased it and Id like to get it back if possible. I have my key phrase which I tried to use to restore my information, but that didn’t seem to work. When trying to transfer it from the CLI, its says that I don’t own it.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Nate


#2

Hey! I’m guessing this is you: https://explorer.blockstack.org/name/natehoward.id

Where did you originally register the name, in the Browser or via CLI? Also do you see the 1GxErkVPn7m4kfNiWzYBPnCLZBgbCYLGrm owner address anywhere in either your CLI or the Browser?

Jack


#3

Hi Jack,

Thanks for the reply. Yes that’s the ID I purchased.

I don’t see the address attached to my ID anywhere on my computer, CLI or Browser. I tried using my recovery key chain after resetting the browser as well to recover the ID. I am pretty sure I registered it through the CLI in June.
I believe I did it through the command line, but for a while it showed up on the browser with no issue. After an upgrade about 1 month ago the ID was no longer available in the browser. When looking in the Blockstack CLI after starting the server, I notice that the wallet keys are different between the Browser and the CLI.

Thanks,

Nate


#4

We moved the identity location to the browser from the on host process (the one the CLI talks to). The old wallet will be at ~/Library/Application\ Support/Blockstack/config/wallet.json. You should also have a backup phrase for that wallet that will hold your ID as well. We don’t currently have a migration tool for IDs in that format, but we are working on one and will have it available soon.


#5

In that file I see a completely different Owner Address. I may have to wait until the migration tool is in place.


#6

@nhoward We are working on shipping this soon. You can track that work here: https://github.com/blockstack/blockstack-browser/issues/619


#7

Thanks I will keep an eye out for it.