Although both are aimed at the same purpose of improving usability, CNS and Domain Name Systems (DNS) differ considerably. Besides the difference in top-level domains supported by these name service, CNS directs requests to wallet addresses, content or websites hosted on distributed storages and even supported domain names, DNS on the other hand only supports websites mostly centralized. CNS’s by definition are distributed and open which is in stark contrast to DNS’s which are mostly private and managed by central party. In most cases, as previously mentioned, the owner provably owns the domain name in CNS as it is minted and transferred to the minter’s wallet. No subscription or renewal fees, the domain name is fully owned as long as the chain on which it is minted exists. This is not the case for DNS’s.