Q: WHAT IS URBIT?
A: It’s a completely new internet made possible by a completely new kind of personal server that can be owned and maintained by normal people.
Q: WHY WOULD I WANT TO DO THAT?
A: If you’re tired of having your digital life spread out over Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc and you’re tired of having those platforms tracking every single thing you say and do while you’re there, then you’re ready to own your own urbit server (called a “planet”).
Q: WHAT DO I DO WITH IT?
A: Your planet is your server where you can keep and share information with others. Right now it’s set up so you can host and join chat rooms, host a blog, and build a community. It’s all done directly planet to planet with no third parties involved. It’s you talking with the people you want to connect with, and only the people you want to connect with.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I BUY THE PLANET?
A: You will receive a NonFungible Token to the ETH wallet that you used to complete the purchase. This token is the deed to your planet, and it is completely yours. We cannot replace it, so never lose it!
Q: I HAVE THE TOKEN. NOW WHAT?
A: Click here to read a step-by-step guide written by the company that has been developing Urbit for nearly a decade. If you don’t know what “unix” means, we can help. Before we started, we had no clue what command line, terminal, ssh, or anything meant. So we can meet you where you are, and take it from there.
Q: HOW DO I GET A COOL PLANET NAME?
A: They’re randomly assigned, and you’ll quickly connect with it as yours. Oftentimes looking for The Right One™ backfires by taking too long and feeling too important. Getting on the network is the best part.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I HAVE A PROBLEM?
A: Email us at email@example.com
Q: WHO RUNS THE PLANET STORE?
A: ~minder-folden (@theZAVANT), and the people he leans on.