ENS name: rank.eth, 999club.rank.eth, 10kclub.rank.eth
My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I (Numbers) am a co-founder of rank.eth and only native English speaker among us so I will be representing both my project, and the concerns of those in the ENS Digits community.
While I have my own personal opinions on things (which are mostly shared by my co-founders), the subdomain delegations will be adjudicated with snapshot votes in the respective Digits communities. It is important niche communities band together to spend their influence on the issues they are most concerned with. As someone who stands to benefit greatly from these communities thriving, it is in our project’s interest to respect the opinions of those community’s wishes, and to bring them to the forefront of discussion in the ENS DAO.
My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution
- Name ownership shall not be infringed:
Oppose in certain instances, but agree for the first ten years to allow terrestrial law to catch-up. Domain squatting, thefts, and edge cases (like sending a domain to null) need to be discussed.
- Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism:
Agree in principle, but there are now too few protections for owners who lapse their registration.
- Income funds ENS and other public goods:
Agree again, but ENS as a DAO should keep as small of a footprint as is necessary. It should not become the EU.
- ENS Integrates with the global namespace:
Agree. We must pressure browser projects to provide support natively, and band together to educate future ENS users why Web 2.0 domains are inferior. It will be a long fight.
My web3 qualifications / skills:
I registered some of the first ENS names on the old registrar. I deployed mainnet contracts in 2016, and have worked on numerous NFT projects to preserve the rights of content creators, especially small time ones. My belief in Ethereum stemmed from my understanding of license, asset, and business contract tokenization the second a friend explained to me what smart contracts were in 2015.