The below is the draft charter for the dispute resolution WG. Comments and feedback appreciated!
Chair and editor nominations are tentative. If you want to chair a WG, or be responsible for editing the proposal to keep up to date with the current consensus, please say.
WG Name: Dispute Resolution
Chairs: Dean Eigenmann
Editors: Dean Eigenmann
Registration of ENS names is frequently accomplished through automated processes, such as those employed by the .eth registrar on the ethereum mainnet, without any integrated dispute resolution process. This leads to challenges when a name is registered deceptively - eg, for purposes of phishing - or otherwise constitutes abuse of the ENS system or of participants in the wider ecosystem.
Following the initial ENS workshop in London, a resolution was adopted to initially tackle dispute resolution as a second-layer solution; this will take the form of a series of on- and off-chain components that allow anyone to maintain a blacklist of abusive domains, and permit clients that need to resolve ENS domains to refer to the blacklist in place of the core ENS registry.
The products of the WG will be:
- A high level standard for maintaining blacklists of ENS domains: adding and removing entries, and resolving names against the blacklist.
- A standard for a specific implementation of the above standard, designed to act as a general purpose dispute resolution and appeal mechanism suitable for application to .eth.