The LAND ID Creators Guide

NFT is a hot market, however, is it possible to create NFTs out of everything? There is an obvious answer to that… The Non-Fungible Tokens are new, so to last in time, they have to respect the laws of each and every country regarding image copyrights. Fortunately, creators of LAND IDs can follow those simple rules to check if a place is or not under a copyright law. Here is the ultimate guide to read before submitting a LAND ID to Etherland’s marketplace.

8 min readMay 5, 2021

Etherland’s applications to Real Estate applies a strict process of verification and moderation in order to check that the LAND ID submitted do respect copyright and trademark laws.

What place can I register on the World Metaverse?

There are two type of registration: as the actual owner or not.

Obtaining a verified status as the actual owner:

If you wish to register a residential home or a business and receive the “verified” status on your LAND ID, you need to be the owner of the physical real estate you want to represent in the Etherland’s Metaverse. More information to identify you as the real owner will be demanded such as a complete KYC and a picture of the certificate of ownership (see requirements below). As an optional layer of security, the Etherland mobile app can be used to “drop” the LAND ID on location. You will have to go on site and catch it, hence verifying your location. Only the real owner will be able to catch and receive the LAND ID.

For the actual owner of the place in the physical world, prepare three documents prior to registering:

  • Your Passport or ID card.
  • A Utility Bill.
  • Your Certified proof of ownership.

If you are not the owner of a real estate in the real world, you can always register a place from the public domain on the Metaverse:

You can register any public place such a landmark, a natural wonder, a park, an arena or any public infrastructure such as a city hall as long as there are no copyrights and trademark on the chosen location.

Here are a few location examples that could create some troubles due to copyrights infringement:

  • The Empire State Building
  • The Hollywood Sign
  • The Eiffel Tower (at night)
  • The Golden Gate Bridge
  • The London Eye
  • Stonehenge
  • The Louvre Museum
  • Sydney Opera House

So how do you know that one or another location is copyrighted or under the law of a trademark?

1st thing simple thing to do is to Google it!

You may find the information about the copyrights with a quick Google search and basic keyword with Copyright + Trademark and the name of the place you wish to create an NFT.

2nd, you may check on these two sites if the landmark sought is affected by a known and listed copyright:

3rd, check on Etherland’s list if the place has not been tokenized already (on the marketplace) or if the place is on the black list of places that we have checked already.

If not found on the sites, search manually on a case-by-case basis and in case of doubt you may always send us an email at for our moderators to give you a feedback on the location you wish to digitalize.

How to register a location on the Blockchain with Etherland ?

Complete the registration form and enter all the required information about the location you want to tokenize.

  • Start by entering a valid e-mail where you will receive the respond regarding if your application has been approved or not.

Every entry is reviewed so each LAND ID is up to par with the standards, that there is no duplicate of a location and that there are no copyrights infringements.

  • Select in the form the appropriate category for the place, being a landmark, an agricultural land, a commercial or residential building, etc. as well as its subcategories.

Those categories will help creating its unique real estate identification code. For example, the code of the Versailles Castle is FR.L.M.V.1 meaning France, Landmark, Monument, Versailles and 1, being the first registered in this category.

  • Upload your photos and videos of the location and write a description of the place.
  • You will now have to enter information such as the location, GPS coordinates, land surface, floor surface, number of rooms and bathrooms if applicable.

If you don’t have some of the information or the complete description, don’t worry. You will be able to update your Estatepedia page later using the same form.

All the newly created LAND ID will have their own page on the Estatepedia, containing the information you provided, and will have a tailor-made visual created for the location just like the already registered collections of Etherland NFTs!

This is the list of the information you need before hand:

  • A working email address
  • Your ETH address using an ERC721 token compatible wallet
  • Being able to identify the category where the place belongs (ex: Agricultural land, residence, commerce, etc.)
  • The name of the location
  • A short summary (40 to 80 words)
  • A detailed description (400 to 800 words) (Optional)
  • A banner picture
  • Gallery pictures (minimum of 4)(Optional)
  • A video of the location (Optional)
  • The country where the location is in
  • The city of the location
  • The GPS coordinates via Google Maps
  • Various characteristics such as the land surface, the floor surface, the numbers of floors, the numbers of rooms, numbers of bathrooms (Optional)

If you want to register a property as the owner and receive the “Verified” status you need to provide the following:

  • Recto-verso pictures of an official ID (National ID card or Passport)
  • A picture of a utility bill with your name and address
  • A picture of the certificate of ownership in your name
  • The address of your property
  • The Energy Performance Certificate (EER & EIR)(Optional)

To celebrate the launch of the registry, the first 50 eligible LAND IDs will be created and distributed for free! Do you already have a place in mind, or do you want to register your own house? Go to the Etherland website and register a location now!

The List of places that have already been minted on the Etherland Metaverse:

Tour Eiffel 
Versailles Castle
Statue of Liberty
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Big Ben
Notre-Dame de Paris
Sagrada Familia
Great Wall of China
Arc de Triomphe
Fontainebleau Castle
Taj Mahal
Pyramids of Giza
The Great Sphinx
Tower Bridge
Mount Everest
Times Square
Florence Cathedral
Edinburgh Castle
Machu Picchu
Niagara Falls
Central Park
Lake Powell
Rock of Gibraltar
Iguazu Falls
Washington Monument
Temple of Luxor
Brandenburg Gate
Mount Vesuvius
Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza
Angkor Wat
Victoria Falls
Horseshoe Bend
Hagia Sophia
Oriental Pearl Tower
Nyhavn Canal
Ponte Vecchio
Urquhart Castle Loch Ness
Spanish Steps
Bridge of Sighs
Summer Palace
Mount Etna
Lascaux Caves
Horseshoe Bay
Kronborg Castle
Gateway Arch
Windmills at Kinderdijk
Juliet's balcony
Helsinki Cathedral
Bath Abbey
Brighton Pier
The White Temple (Wat Rong Khun )
Giant's Causeway
Alhambra (marc)
Papal Palace Avignon
Pont Du Gard
Festung Hohensalzburg
Bran Castle
Chapel Bridge
Piazza Del Campo
Table Mountain
Amalienborg Palace
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Oxford University
Blue Lagoon
Blue Mosque
St. Joseph's Oratory
Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal
Ulm Minster
Ping An International Financial Center
The Lotus Temple - New Delhi
Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
Dresden Frauenkirche
Le Mont-Saint-Michel
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Paro Taktsang
Konark Sun Temple
Ponta da Piedade - Lagos, Portugal
Boulders Beach - SA
Great Mosque of Djenne
Dome of the Rock
Nairobi National Park
Lake Nakuru
Benguerra Island
Fort São Sebastião
Maputo Special Reserve
Matobo National Park
Mana Pools National Park
Cape of Good Hope
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Serengeti National Park
Lake Manyara National Park
Changuu / Prison Island
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Kibale National Park
Georgia Aquarium
Prasat Bayon
Georgia Guidestones
Simpson Desert
Hawa Mahal Jaipur
Amer Fort
Agra Fort
Ahsan Manzil
Lalbagh Fort
Somapura Mahavihara
Inle Lake
Kyaiktiyo Pagoda
Sule Pagoda
Grand Palace, Bangkok
Emerald Buddha Temple
Wat Arun
Railay Beach
Kuang Si Falls
Pha That Luang
Phousi Hill
Wat Xieng Thong
Temple of Literature, Hanoi
Ta Prohm
Royal Palace of Cambodia
Wat Phnom
Batu Caves, Malaysia
Menara, KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur
Peter and Paul Fortress
Mont Blanc
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Palace Square
Red Square, Moscow
Anse Lazio, Seychelles
Matira Beach
Catedral-Basílica de Santa Maria de Mallorca
Diamond Head, Hawaii
Ubud Monkey Forest
Venice Beach
Miami Beach
Key Monastery
Golestan Palace
Dochula Pass
State Hermitage Museum
Lotte World Tower
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Faisal Mosque
Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń
Lincoln Memorial
Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut
GUM kitai-gorod
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Park Guell
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign
Painted Ladies
Abuja National Mosque
Stavkirke de Heddal
Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Mount Fuji
Nachi Falls
Shibuya Crossing
Takachiho Gorge
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Tottori Sand Dunes
Yokohama Landmark Tower
Abbey of Saint Gall
Jet d'Eau
Landwasser Viaduct
Lion Monument
Oberhofen Castle
Rhine Falls
Lake Brienz

The list of places that are currently banned from Etherland’s Metaverse and will need extra search and authorisations:

Empire State Building
Hollywood Sign
Golden Gate Bridge
Tokyo Tower
London Eye
St. Peter's Basilica
Sydney Opera House
The Forbidden City
Brooklyn Bridge
Louvre Museum
Buckingham Palace
Neuschwanstein Castle
Christ the Redeemer
Tower of London
Windsor Castle
Sacre Coeur Basilica
St. Paul's Cathedral
Space Needle
The Shard
The Gherkin
Cologne Cathedral
Cloud Gate
Terracotta Warriors
Wailing Wall
Sistine Chapel
Bryce Canyon National Park
Great Buddha of Kamakura
Shanghai World Financial Center
Moulin Rouge
Redwood National Park
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Berlin Cathedral
Everglades National Park
Guggenheim Museum
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Death Valley National Park
British Museum
Piccadilly Circus
Trafalgar Square
Millau Bridge
Chateau Frontenac
Makkah Clock Tower
One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower)
New York Stock Exchange
Dancing House - Prague
Château de Chenonceau
Le Centre Pompidou
Lincoln Center
Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasilia
Casa Milà
Falling Water - Mill Run, PA
Duomo di Milano
São Paulo Museum of Art
The Flatiron Building - NYC
Petronas Twin Towers - Kuala Lumpur
Santa Claus Village
Heydar Aliyev Center
Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Milwaukee Art Museum
Himeji Castle
St Paul's Cathedral - London
Casa Batlló
Kruger National Park
Robben Island
Rock City Gardens
Shwedagon Pagoda
Supertree Grove, Singapore
ArtScience Museum, Singapore
Sky Tower, Dubai
Palm Jumeirah Islands
The Dubai Fountain
Dubai Marina
Peterhof Palace
Ski Dubai
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Taliesin West
Azadi Tower
Taipei 101
Hassan II Mosque
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Ala Moana, Honolulu, Hawaii
Burj Khalifa
Marina Bay Sands Singapore
The Baden-Baden Casino
The Venetian Macau
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Caesars Palace
Hotel Grand Lisboa
Caffè Florian
Château de Chillon




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