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How to reserve a ParaID

Learn how to reserve a ParaID on a Relay Chain. This is the first step for you to later register your Parachain.


  • Reserve a ParaID

Use cases#

Launching a parachain.


You need a ParaID/slot number to perform any operation referencing your parachain/parathread. For example, for providing the WASM blob/genesis state, creating channels to other parachains for XCM, starting a crowdloan, etc.


1. Reserve a ParaID#

  • Click on "Network" - "Parachains" in the apps UI.

  • Go to the "Parathread" tab and clock on "+ParaID" (a parachain cycle always begins with a parathread)

  • Reserve the ParaID. This operation requires a deposit.


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