Urbit planet sales & service providers

Below is a non-authoritative list of known Urbit providers. Note that this information is not definitive for any provider besides Networked Subject. If you have a correction, or are aware of a provider that isn’t listed here, please let us know.

Transaction fees for claiming and transferring address ownership are currently very high; work is underway to implement a system to reduce fees by 65-100x, which should be in place later this year. You can read more details here. Remember that you don’t need a planet to use Urbit! You can boot a comet for free today, even on Windows, and even hosted on a server for free.

Be sure to check whether your sponsor is online before purchase, or you will have diminished or no ability to communicate with the rest of the network! ~matwet resident ~hodzod-walrus has built a monitoring system with live information about sponsor connectivity here. Hosting & sponsorship fees refer to recurring costs denoted in monthly rate.

Provider Planet cost Hosting fee (/mo) Sponsorship or subscription fee (/mo) Notes
Escape Pod Store Unknown Unknown Unknown Full hosting provider & one-off sales; BTC/ETH/Ravencoin/fiat
Get Urbit ID Incl. w/ hosting 20USD No Full hosting provider; CC payment
Networked subject 20/40USD NA No ETH or BTC
OpenSea Var. NA No Make sure the sponsor is online! ETH only
Planet.market ~20USD NA No ETH only
Tlon Forthcoming Forthcoming Forthcoming Full hosting provider (Waitlist referral)
UrbitHost Incl. w/ subscription 15/6USD (Planets/comets) NA Full hosting provider, CC payment
Urbit.live 20USD NA No Network & sigil explorer; ETH only
Urbit Marketplace 30USD NA No Offline sponsor?
Urbit.me Var. NA No Sigil picker tool; ETH only
Urbit Supply 20USD NA No BSV/BTC/ETH
Urth Systems Incl. w/ subscription NA 5USD/mo Free planet with 3mo group subscription; macOS app; ETH only
Wexpert Systems Forthcoming Forthcoming Full hosting provider Details forthcoming

You can find directions for going from purchase to booting here. Note that to take possession of an address after purchasing a planet from any provider, you will need an additional small amount of ETH to pay transaction fees to transfer your planet to a paper wallet before you can download a keyfile necessary to boot for the first time. If you opt for full hosting, this step is not necessary unless you want to run your planet yourself.