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.