ENS plans a to hold a one-time short name auction to start 3-6 character ENS name registrations. It will be preceded by a short name reservation process.
Outsourcing the ENS Short Name Auction
We planned to build the short name auction in-house. After launching the permanent registrar, planning the ENS roadmap and being approached by a couple projects who’ve offered to build the auction for us, we’ve decided to outsource the work to a third party.
ENS has plenty to do on our roadmap. Outsourcing the auction, since it’s a one-off process, felt like the right thing to do. Doing this will allow us to continue building core ENS functionality.
In the interest of inclusiveness, fairness and transparency, we’ve decided to release an RFP to the community. The intention is that anyone interested in building the auction can submit a response and have it considered.
The RFP describes the auction’s deadlines and requirements. It also leaves room for the respondent to decide how best to build the auction.
Here’s How to Submit Your Response
Note: Responses are due by 21 June 2019
1 - Review the RFP
You can find it in here.
2 - Let the ENS team know if you have any questions
Please add you questions as a comment to this RFP post
3 - Prepare and submit your proposal
Send your proposal to rfp(at)ens(dot)domains.
We’ll keep responses confidential during the review and selection period. We will publish the selected response to the community.
The team submitting the selected response will have the option to exclude pricing information in the published version.
4 - Be available to answer questions
Let the ENS team know how best to contact you if we have questions.
Let’s See What You Can Build
We feel excited to engage with the ENS community through this process. We look forward to your response!