Validator Claim

Instructions to claim your Validator on Avascan

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We announced it in the Explore #3 issue: introducing the Avascan Validator Claim Program (VCP, in short).

June 14th Update: now that claims are stabilizing, we're remodulating our support for Validator Claims. Until further notice, we will claim new validators on Thursdays.

The VCP is supposed to be the way Validators can apply to be more recognizable for current and potential delegators, as well as users and developers, on the Avalanche network. At launch, we support Alias and Icon visualization in the Validators list, as well as rich information in the Validator Details. The information involved in the Verification are the following:

  • Alias: the alias of the individual validator. If a single entity (company, individual) has more than one Validator, this is a great way of differentiating the set. For example, Avascan has two different Validators, so it uses different aliases for them, that coincide with the names used in our delegation campaigns on Twitter and Telegram: 'Lazy' Snorlax and Ditto;

  • Icon: An image that can represent the Alias, the Manager, or both. It's displayed in square format. For example, for Avascan's Validators, the logo is Avascan's logo;

  • Manager: the entity that manages the Validator. In our case, it's Avascan.

How to claim you Validator

Claim transaction

If you've already claimed your Validator and just want to modify some details, you need to re-do the transaction with all the new info and all remaining existing details, in the same order.

Applying for the VCP is actually pretty easy. You need to send a transaction with the following fields:

  • Recipient address: X-avax199gwsvdn2ynxw4kgu52lkluwu2gfylwgm2edc2

  • Amount: anything between 0.01 and 1 AVAX (you choose);

  • Memo: NodeID Alias Manager URL IconURL

The transaction must be sent from the correspondent X address that owns the Validator (if the Owner Address is P-avax1frgig..., the correspondent X address is X-avax1frigig...).

We won't add details to Validators which applications have been requested by a different address (even from the Reward Address, if it's different from the Owner Address).

The only mandatory fields for a claim to be accepted are NodeID and one between Alias and Manager. URL and IconURL are optional. Please do not send a Claim transaction with generic data like 'Avascan' as Manager or '' as URL. We will not accept these transactions.

For example, to add details to 'Lazy' Snorlax, we may send a transaction of 0.3 AVAX with the following memo:

NodeID-V5R4XjWDtjs8Zi2g3TRNzngnGJiXm2ic "Lazy Snorlax" "Avascan"

As for the IconURL, you can use whatever service you want, both centralized (Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, iCloud) or decentralized (IPFS or similar). The only mandatory requirement is that the link MUST be public, and everyone needs to be able to download the file. Please upload the image in SVG format (preferred, maximum 30 kb file size) or PNG, in squared format. If the Icon URL is too long, please include a short link instead: you can use a service like Bitly or Rebrandly.

Please note: a bitmap image wrapped in a SVG file is not considered a native SVG image, so please create a native SVG image instead.

If you upload a SVG file image and it includes text, you need to convert them in outlines to keep the file size at minimum.

You can now claim your Validator in a simpler way by signing a message with all the claim information.

  • Go to and access your wallet

  • Go to Advanced and write the same memo in the Sign a Message box

  • Select the address that match the beneficiary address of your node

  • Copy the signature that is generated

  • Paste the memo and the signature in the #programs channel on Discord

This is an example of message on Discord:

NodeID-V5R4XjWDtjs8Zi2g3TRNzngnGJiXm2ic "Lazy Snorlax" "Avascan" SIGNATURE_HERE

Claims requested with the new method will likely be processed quickly, because it's simpler for us to verify the signature.

We are receiving a large amount of transactions connected to this Program, and we sometimes need to trace the actual owner of the node way back in the transaction history, so it takes up time. Please be sure to send the transaction from the Stake Owner or Beneficiary address.

Removing the Claim

If you want to remove a Claim associated with one of your validators, you can do so either with with a new Claim transaction or by signing a new message including the NodeID and just one other field of your choice. The Claim will be removed within 24 hours on business days.

Some Validators already completed their claim, so check them out!

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