# Deploying to Mainnet


This page refers to the design of the current iteration of the Optimistic Ethereum protocol. Details here are subject to change as the Optimistic Ethereum protocol evolves.

# Whitelisting

We currently require addresses to be whitelisted before they can deploy onto the Optimistic Ethereum mainnet. To get the full rundown, see our post on Medium (opens new window). Whitelisting is easy, just do the following:

  1. Deploy your contracts to our Optimistic Kovan test network
  2. Verify each of these contracts on Optimistic Kovan Etherscan (opens new window)
  3. Fill out the Whitelist application form (opens new window)