ENS Name: metahayek.eth
My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I’ve followed ENS for a long time and have been very impressed by how much the project has contributed to the growth of Ethereum and the formation of the broader crypto community’s views around decentralized applications. ENS provides an invaluable service to the Ethereum ecosystem, and it’s place as a public good for all to benefit from is clear. As ENS moves to a DAO structure, I’d like to put myself forward as a delegate. I believe my opinions around the future direction of ENS - maintaining it is a public good, maintaining decentralization and further developing the functionality and integrations of ENS - align with many, or at least some of the stakeholders in ENS.
My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution
- Name ownership is an absolute right: Yes, however, I don’t believe that adjusting the fees to register names violates this right so long as the fees are the same for all users. Anyone should be able to register an ENS name provided they can pay the minimal ENS fee + gas.
- Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: Yes, registration fees are essential to combat squatting and to encourage participants in ENS to use their names productively. We must balance this however with the goal of allowing as many legitimate users as possible to register their names.
- Income funds ENS and other public goods: Yes, income should fund the development and maintenance of ENS. Any excess funds should be accrued to an ENS treasury to ensure a stable financial position for ENS in case of a prolonged market downturn. If there are still funds remaining, ENS should consider funding or donating to projects the build atop ENS or contribute public goods to the Ethereum ecosystem.
- ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Yes, ENS should, without sacrificing decentralization, integrate with the existing global namespace. ENS could be a useful tool to assist in onboarding legacy/traditional businesses to crypto.
My web3 qualifications / skills: I have experience in Web Dev, and some solidity programming (looking to further my skills here) I do come from a technical / software background so can provide thoughts and opinions on technical matters. I also have experience in Go and Rust programming among others, and distributed systems experience.