ENS DAO Delegate Applications

ENS name: lefteris.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I have been a user of ENS since the launch. Using it for both my personal account and our project (rotki) where ENS support was one of the first things we added. When Nick, Alex and the rest of the team introduced the idea back in 2017 I found it fascinating to have a name registry in Ethereum. It sounded a bit centralized with all decisions taken by the devs and the people in the multisig but made sense for a new project.

Since then the team kept building and building and building and made ENS what it is today. I admittedly forgot about the centralization vector and my first reaction was “a token again”? But yes a DAO here makes absolutely 100% sense since governance of the ENS should be handled by its users.

It is for that reason that I would like to put my self forward as a delegate candidate. I have very strong opinions on decentralization, web3 and user ownership which guide me in this field since I first dabbled in crypto and believe that I would be of use in the DAO as a delegate. Moreover I have proven experience in being a DAO delegate as I am one of the top 5 active delegates of Gitcoin DAO.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership shall not be infringed: Agree. There should be no reason for the DAO to enact any actions to interfere with the basic right of name ownership of any ENS name holder.
  • Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: Agree for the incentive part but also see it as a way for ENS to be self sufficient. The fees have been instrumental in ENS as a project managing to come so far and become financially self-sustainable and this imo should continue even in the age of the DAO.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree. All income should go to fund ENS. Perhaps even if there is a huge surplus fees could then be reduced?
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Absolutely agree. But I would go further and say that the ENS DAO should proactively try to pursue integration with the global namespace instead of just waiting for people to claim.

My web3 qualifications / skills: I am a senior backend dev and founder of rotki. I have worked in ethereum since before the launch in a variety of technical roles. Contributed to the solidity compiler, the C++ ethereum client, wrote the DAO, white-hacked the DAO, cleaned up after that mess, wrote most of the code for the raiden network and wrote most of the backend for rotki. I also have experience with DAOs being one of the top 5 delegates for the Gitcoin DAO.

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ENS name : Amirite.eth
My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I want to advance the development of ENS and make it a easy to use for everyone.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree.
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** I totally Agree.
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)**agree

My web3 qualifications / skills: I have basic web3/solidity skills.

ENS name: at0x.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I’m a governance scientist and want to participate in the creation of new structures that actually make our lives better. My work with Nerd DAO has made me believe that the future of society is on-chain.

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)
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree)

My web3 qualifications / skills: I am a protocol designer and founder of the Nerd DAO. We manage several protocols and advise many more in the best practices to maximize web3 impact.

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ENS name: sha.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: To support the community, development, and improvement of ENS and web3 in general as well as explore new ways to enable true self-sovereign identity.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership shall not be infringed: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) - Agree
  • Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) - I think they are useful but more as some deterrent for squatting, curious if there’s a way to enable reputation based incentives in the future
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) Agree
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) Agree

My web3 qualifications / skills: Software developer of 10 years, community builder (Developer DAO, various meetups and code schools), web3 content creator (content reached over 1 million views)

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ENS name: dmitrii.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I will lead efforts in integrating ENS to all major mobile wallets as well as smart contract wallets in order to make ENS a standard for the multi-chain reality.

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
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree

My web3 qualifications / skills: I’m leading the mobile team at Gnosis Safe and organizing Mobile Web3 group with mobile leaders of the industry. Also I’m a contributor and member of the WalletConnect foundation that provides a way for mobile wallets to connect to any dApp. Member of GnosisDAO and VitaDAO. I am a software engineer with 10 years of experience, team and tech leader passionate about web3.

ENS name: shanemac.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: In 2005-2010, I was involved in many of the conversations that became what web2 is today. We knew the problems that could happen from the decisions that were made back then but we had no power over those decisions. Today, we have the opportunity to build an open internet for all that is also governed by the people who use it.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree)
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree)
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree)
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree)

My web3 qualifications / skills: In 2011, Adam Draper told me to buy Bitcoin and hold it for a decade. He then called me in 2015 and said Ethereum would be as important if not more important. He helped me get into the space, play the long game, and learn about everything early. Today, I’m the co-founder of a web3 company, XMTP, and looking to help shape the future of the web3 world.

Reach out anytime on Twitter: @shanemac

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ENS name: edzorg.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I joined the cryptoverse in 2017 looking to contribute to something I considered exciting and bleeding edge technology. After treating the cryptoverse as a side project for several years I’ve finally immersed myself in the web3 ecosystem.

The current leadership of ENS team is demonstrating a sophisticated and mature approach that I can’t fault and I’d love to be able to contribute to the success of ENS.

I’d love to see a world where one day ENS becomes 3NS as it evolves from being the Ethereum Name Services into the Web3 Name Service. A cross chain, decentralised, naming solution to unite the cryptoverse. Working in this space is so incredibly exciting.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution:

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: Agree
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: Agree
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: Strongly agree. Even if the operation of ENS becomes more profitable all the funds must be transparently used for other public goods with appropriate on-chain votes.
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Very strongly agree and want to see ENS support all blockchains as well as the existing web2 world.

My web3 qualifications / skills:

  • 10 years as a software engineer
  • 5 years in crypto
  • 3 years in leadership roles
  • Executive at cryptocurrency exchange
  • Active across a variety of web3 communities
  • User of multiple DeFi protocols
  • Passionate believer that web3/DLTs/DAOs and related technologies are changing the world in a myriad of ways. I couldn’t be working in any other sector.
  • I run an Ethereum validator and I make my configuration available for others to use or benefit from
  • I’ve written code for Ethereum 2.0 as well as contributing to Cardano a while back.
  • I will never stop learning about and contributing to the web3 world

To everyone that chooses to delegate to me - thank you so much. Your delegation/support is an honour and not something I take lightly. I will do my very best to represent you and help ENS thrive.

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ENS name: jongrinnell.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: have a voice in the the future of identity on the internet/web3.

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
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree

My web3 qualifications / skills:

  • crypto hodlr since '13
  • working professionally in web3/crypto co. since '21
  • ETH Global volunteer

ENS name: metagov.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:
We believe that ENS is an important utility in Web3. How it is governed will have significant repercussions for the ecosystem. We want to participate in delegation in order to ensure that the governance of ENS is informed by best practices, and to bring reflexivity and reflection to the ongoing task of governing.

Metagov (aka the Metagovernance Project) was founded to understand and improve the governance of online communities across Web2 and Web3. We know what works from other projects and systems and will endeavour to communicate learnings derived from ENS governance for the benefit of others.

My views on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership shall not be infringed: Agree (with comments)

This is a complicated issue. The .eth registrar contract is locked, though in practice there are ways for ENS team and keyholders to target a subset of addresses in order to “infringe” on name ownership. But does “non-infringement” mean that we can do nothing if someone manages to hack a substantial number of .eth names, such that the utility of the entire system suffers? Does it mean we have to guarantee the same prices for different TLDs, or the same governance? What if a child pornographer starts taking payments out of kidporn.eth? We believe that non-infringement is an important constitutional value to a decentralized service such as ENS. However, we believe that as a matter of practical policy, the community and DAO should recognize that (1) infringement is possible, (2) nothing in the real world is absolute, and (3) find ways to safeguard and check the use of this policy tool instead of saying “code is law” and ducking the issue.

  • Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: Agree

Fees for registration and re-registration are a reasonable solution and a tested business model for a service such as ENS. The economic trajectory of decentralised blockchain infrastructures has demonstrated that the ability to extract and accrue fees can also be a signal of a project’s use if not resilience. There are complex reasons for this, including treasuries being the ‘unforkable’ component, an indicator of market share or future potential (possessing resources for ongoing development). These factors may influence the value of a token and present challenges for governance.

  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree

  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree

DNS is a useful internet-wide utility, and Ethereum is part of the internet. ENS should integrate with DNS to the degree it can remain decentralized.

My web3 qualifications / skills:
We are leading researchers, academics, and founders in crypto. Metagov itself is a public charity dedicated to self-governance within online communities. Metagov.eth and the Metagov DAO are controlled by Joshua Tan, Ellie Rennie, Michael Zargham, Kelsie Nabbens, and Nathan Schneider.

ENS name: chackochan.eth
My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I am a Mechanical Engineering student from India , but am really motivated for the Web3 and Blockchain powered Internet. ENS plays a major role in naming and creating a name/face value for a person to be recognized in this decentralized world. It would be a total pleasure to work as a delegate for this.
My view on Each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)** Agree, Yes that will be the ultimate goal
    My web3 qualification /skills: I am a developer in Python, and am a part of the kernel learners of Web3 and Blockchain. With my ongoing journey in Solidity, I think I would be a valuable asset to the DAO

ENS name: benglobal.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: The Blockchain Education Network (BEN) is the largest and longest running network of students, alumni, professors, teachers, professionals, and community leaders excited about blockchain across the world. We are on a journey to spur blockchain adoption by empowering our leaders to bring blockchain to their companies and communities.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership shall not be infringed: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
  • Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)

My web3 qualifications / skills:

  • 200+ Ambassadors
  • Established the BEN Meta-Delegate to assist emerging collegiate organizations to participate in governance practices without the hassle of acquiring significant voting power upfront.
  • Assisted multiple collegiate clubs gain voting power to their respective organization in an effort to scale governance practices in correspondence with the BEN Meta-Delegate.
  • Provide BEN members with the opportunity to attend conferences & meetups, and obtain job matches & internships

Website: https://www.blockchainedu.org/

ENS name: chrisdotn.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I’ve been in the blockchain space since 2016 and followed ENS from its inception. I think ENS is one of the applications in the Ethereum space that make Ethereum really worthwhile. The project is especially important to eliminate one of the most complicated things when introducing new people to Ethereum: Using an address is really error-prone and not easily explained to new users. With ENS we finally have the possibility to use addresses as the thing they are: machine-readable identifiers; for humans we can now use the much better human-readable ENS names.

I want to be a delegate for the ENS DAO because I think the main problem with Ethereum at the moment is that it is too hard to understand for non-crypto-savy users. ENS has taken the first step to make it easier, and I think it can go a lot further. Recent developments (like the NFT as avatar) have shown that the ENS team is putting users first – I want to help govern the DAO to stay focused on that mission: Make Ethereum usable by everybody.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership shall not be infringed: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) Name ownership is the core value proposition of ENS. To keep true to its decentralized vision, name ownership must not be infringed.
  • Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) ENS core value proposition is to build a decentralized naming system. Registration fees serve a dual purpose: Keep mass-registrations at bay and keep the system maintanable. With the procceeds, ENS is probably one of the first self-sustained projects in the space. To maintain the decentralized nature of ENS it is important for the DAO to stay self-sustained as to minimize external pressure.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) To keep a self-sustained operation is one of the main prerequisites to run a truely decentralized system. Therefore, putting ENS development/maintenance as first goal is very reasonable. Any funds that are not neccessary for that operation can be used for public good funding. This second part is somewhat ambigous and open for interpretation. While I agree with its core idea, I believe a clearer set of rules will be neccessary to determine, which funds are not “reasonably required to achieve this goal”
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) Probably the one proposition that I most strongly agree with. ENS will be most valuable when integrated with the current DNS. Putting the decentralized nature of ENS in here is good, as that should never be jeoparized.

My web3 qualifications / skills: I’ve been developing smart contract in Solidity for quite a while. One of my earliest contributions was a JSON parser for solidity. Lately I have been mostly active in the NFT space working on ERC721 or ERC1155 tokens for various projects.
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ENS name: Blockchainelizab.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I currently work for one of the largest ethereum blockchain software companies, and I want to help build the ENS realm, visibility and usability.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership shall not be infringed: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) Agree
  • Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) Agree
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) Agree
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) Agree

My web3 qualifications / skills: Aside from being an investor, I have been in the blockchain space since 2017, and I currently hire for one of the largest ethereum blockchain software companies. I believe experience, current position, analytical nature and transparent/blunt personality will allow me to become a qualified delegate.

**ENS name:**alsayadii.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: supporting 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
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree

My web3 qualifications / skills: i do research on future interent and i build Dapps

ENS name: faegheh.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I want to be one of the early supporters of ENS and web3

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment)- Agree
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment)- Agree
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment)- Agree
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: ( Agree /Disagree/Comment) - Agree

My web3 qualifications/skills: I have some basic knowledge of Web3

ENS name: PeePoo.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: To be a part of the testing process for decision making of ens domains.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: Agree
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: Agree
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree

My web3 qualifications / skills:
Freelance Web3 and solidity developer.

ENS name: dickkingz.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: To help support the community and drive ENS forward. I’ve been an ENS user from very early on and realized from onset how important it would be to web3; I look forward to helping ENS moving forward into the DAO-era.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: Agree
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: Agree, but more like a disincentive to prevent users from simply sitting on names without using them.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree

My web3 qualifications / skills: Committed cryptocurrency researcher and long time ens holder. I community moderate several large scale project so know ins and out of most things from marketing to main crypto goals. This makes me a good choice to become a delagate.

ENS name: foda.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:
I believe I live at a special intersection of design, fashion, art, music and tech, which is a place ENS already exists and can continue expanding. I have a community on Instagram and my followers have seen me as a teacher to all web3 things. So I can give a proper representation of a “normie” ready to dive into the future, and continue to onboard more and more.

My web3 qualifications / skills: ive been all in on the space since end of 2019, coming from being the top shopify expert in Brooklyn, NY, running both a (foda.farm) front-end dev studio and now one of the biggest upcoming clothing brands in the world called (KidSuper) (kidsuper.eth), KidSuper also have made digital-physical NFTs now seen on Offset from Migos haha. I am currently building dApps in the space and especially interested in digital identity and things ENS is doing with Spruce ID and how I can mesh Shopify Brands with web3. As a $LINK marine im also very excited for CCIP and what it means for cross-chain identity. I am also a clothing designer and work/collaborate on album arts and websites for some of the biggest music artists in the world.

My view on each section of the [proposed ENS Constitution]

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: Agree
  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: Agree
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree

thanks,
:pig2:

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OUR reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

  1. born two months ago with the aim to be a delegate dao operating in all the Ethereum ecosystem
    very likely the first cross dao delegation_dao
    if anyone is interested in joining the cyphers_dao, in order to offer the service to ens_dao or to any other dao you care of, just drop a line

the importance of delegating to a dao instead of an individual is obvious:
1 - bribing an individual is easier tha bribing a dao
2 - if you delegate to an individual he may have sudden problems to reach the voting session, if you delegate to a dao there is more people able to complete the task
3 - a group of people is usually more prepared than an individual

CypherParty will have sub delegations for each dao in the ethereum ecosystem

We are on the move to prepare our staking system (based on ethereansOS protocol)
We plan to become the biggest delegation_party (as opposed to political parties) of history! join this crazy experiment!

Cyphers

VOTE FOR CYPHERPARTY let’s fork the world and build a better one !

maxxflyer

cypherparty was born for promoting public goods for the ethereum ecosystem.

In december we will start a serie of hackathons for the creation of public goods.

The two main proposals we will constantly push to ens community and work for are: 1) constant public goods hacks (on a monthly base) 2) free physical places for ethereans (covid remergency underlined the importance of being together): in few words an ens_castle (each big community should have its institutional place. the ens_castle will be some medieval castle in europe, working as a social/tech incubator, were you can temporary retire - at zero sleeping cost - and build along with other people) for $ENS owners ruled as a dao by the community. (more info coming soon) (modificato)

Our 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)
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree)

All orientations must be discussed by the cypherparty as a group

OUR web3 qualifications / skills:
dev, art, economy, daos

I second this. Foda is the teacher of the future and would be an amazing delegate. He really is the truth :pig2: