Namecoin import paper wallet issue

I have a Namecoin paper wallet. I am told that the private key is bitcoin-compatible

I wanted to import the paper wallet into, and so typed in the private key into that website, and correctly identified the public key

However, when I attempted to import, it said there is nothing to import

I have checked the Namecoin paper wallet on a block explorer, and my coins are still in it. Any ideas what is wrong? How do I get my coins out?


You could try the Namecoin folks over at Sorry, I don’t know the answer.

By the way, I would never type a private key into a website. Too many security risks.

Thanks, I will try them.

I know about the risk of typing a private key onto the web - my aim was to empty the wallet completely and discard the wallet