ENS name: metaphor.xyz
My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:
At Metaphor, we have experience building products on top of the ENS protocol, and believe it is a foundational block providing identity to the web3 ecosystem. We want to provide a voice in the governance community for the protocol for initiatives that improve user experience and make it easier for users and developers alike to use and build on top of ENS.
My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution
- Name ownership shall not be infringed: Agree
- Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: Agree
- Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree, and we think those other public goods should be geared toward improving web3 identity to provide wider access to the ecosystem for a larger class of users.
- ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree, for the near term. We do think it’s worthwhile to discuss what happens when web3 has enough influence such that DNS is no longer significantly more embedded than a protocol like ENS, and how we can provide a wider namespace at that point without conflicting with DNS necessarily.
My web3 qualifications / skills:
Metaphor is a company/community (seeking to gradually become a DAO) that is making it crazy easy to join and participate in DAOs, with the idea that DAOs will be how the grand majority of users onboard into the web3 ecosystem as a whole.
Our product portfolio includes davatar, the first app to make it easy to set your ENS avatar in a few clicks, with gas-less updates. We also, as part of that launch, released @davatar/react: the first helper library for React to implement the full ENS avatar spec. It makes it really easy for developers to add ENS avatars to their apps, and is used by apps such as Uniswap.
We have experience not only building products that are easy for any user to use in web3, but specifically on top of ENS. As such, we know very well the pain points that developers and users face when interacting with the ENS ecosystem, and have a lot of ideas on how we can improve them.
If you delegate to us, we will throw our weight and priority behind proposals and projects that we believe will improve the usability of ENS with respect to developers and users, with the aim that ENS should become the username for the new web.