<!-- TITLE: OpenAlias Introduction --> <!-- SUBTITLE: A brief introduction to OpenAlias --> ## Introduction OpenAlias allows you to use domain style addressing. It's easier to remember outdoordevs.com than it is to remember 0xF08d00694Ff9aDbE37960030fE622EdEa35Eb48F. You can tie a domain name to any cryptocurrency address with OpenAlias. The standard was created and is currently maintained by the [Monero dev team](https://openalias.org). ## How to do it If you have your own domain name you can create OpenAlias records for it in a few easy steps. 1. [Make sure your domain name has DNSSec enabled](/tutorials/openalias-setup-domain). 2. [Create your OpenAlias records](/tutorials/openalias-create-record). 3. [Test your OpenAlias records](https://oat.outdoordevs.com/). ## Current Issues If you setup OpenAlias records now, you should consider yourself a pre-early adopter. These are a few of the problems you might encounter. 1. DNSSec is required and it's not universal yet. 2. Not a lot of services support it. Unless your machine is resolving against DNS servers that use DNSSec, OpenAlias is not safe to use from a browser. 3. Verifying a chain of trust is not easy and not well documented. If you are a developer, the [Ellaism OpenAlias Rest Api](/tutorials/openalias-rest) can help with all of these problems.