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What are federated Stellar addresses?

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How federated Stellar addresses work

Learn how to make sending and receiving lumens easier below.

Federation

The Stellar protocol allows you to map your public key (e.g. GCCVPYFOHY7ZB7557...) to an email-like address such as yourname*domain.com. This is called a 'Stellar address' (a la 'email address').

'Stellar addresses provide an easy way for users to share payment details by using a syntax that interoperates across different domains and providers.' - Stellar Developer Docs

Addresses

Stellar addresses have two parts: a username and a domain. They are split by * instead of @.

For example - yoda*lumenauts.com:
     + yoda is the username,
     + lumenauts.com is the domain.

'The username is limited to printable UTF-8 with whitespace and the following characters excluded: <*,>' - Stellar Developer Docs

In Use

When you send or someone else sends lumens to your primary account, the lumens can be sent to yourname*domain.com instead of typing in a long, error-prone string of random characters.

'Stellar client software to resolve email-like addresses such as name*yourdomain.com into account IDs like: 'GCCVPYFOHY7ZB75...' ' - Stellar Developer Docs

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