Saw this in release 0.30.1:
This public alpha release features:
- Added an 8 character minimum length requirement for sponsored usernames
For a namespaced subdomain like
id.blockstack, it doesn’t matter if it’s one char or many. Or actually, more characters is worse, since you can fit less updates in one batch then.
Is this for hindering name-squatting? But anyone can create a subdomain (sponsored name) it’s not such a big thing, even though the
id.blockstack is a bit ‘official’ as sponsored names go you could say. (Along with
I see many people were able to register before the limit too, I found
ace.id.blockstack just by looking a bit at the list.
So why the limit?