In a previous article, I submitted a motion to the Kusama Council proposing the registration of a new registrar on Kusama: Registrar #1.
Unlike the name suggests, this is not the first registrar on Kusama. It brings a second registrar on the chain as we can see by querying the chain state of the identity module:
1. TLDR If you only want to jump to practical todos ignore the explanations, you may directly go to Certification process.
At the launch of the Kusama network, there was no way to identify who the owner of a given account was beside making your own research and adding a name to an account in the PolkadotJS UI. New solutions have been tested and the system is evolving.
Background Address book Building your network of trust with the Address book looks like this:
This would look as follow: