When browsing explorer.acinq.co, I noticed some nodes display an icon image in front of their name. How can I configure such an icon for my own node with LND?

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You can assign an alias to your node. The als is what is being depicted in node explorers. It is a regular utf8 string. Nowerdays there are a lot of icons as characters in utf8 encoded strings. For example ⚡. So in lnd and in clightning (apparently both have the same Syntax) you could add the following line to your config file:

alias=⚡my node name with icons⚡

After restarting your node and waiting until the gossip protocol has propagated your new alias you will be able to see it on node explorers.

  • thanks! Is this config setting available in LND as well to your knowledge?
    – richey
    Feb 15, 2019 at 1:57
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    Yeah lnd also supports setting your node's alias just don't know the exact Syntax Feb 15, 2019 at 8:59

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