ENS name: ethlimo.eth
My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:
By becoming an ENS delegate, the LIMO project can anticipate and propose incremental improvements that continue to drive web3 adoption
Core internet infrastructure is becoming increasingly centralized and as such, several existential threats have emerged that undermine the principles of a decentralized, open and free internet. As it stands, there was a single ENS/IPFS gateway operator: Cloudflare.
Uptime and availability have been a constant issue plaguing dweb adoption. The spirit and ethos of decentralization have ironically been compromised by relying upon a single corporate entity to provide critical transitional infrastructure from web2 to web3. In addition to the threats posed by centralization, there is no accountability or public influence when it comes to governing the eth.link service.
The creation and operation of alternative truly decentralized public ENS/IPFS gateways with strong community oversight and DAO governance are needed, facilitating transitional web2/web3 infrastructure with robust and feature-rich deployment and testing capabilities.
LIMO is intended to be operated as a reliable and secure public good for all users and has a vested interest in the success of ENS by promoting easy to use tools for non technical users to access and engage with web3 content.
Developer tooling and commonly used deployment patterns are currently unavailable with existing web3 frameworks, which inhibit innovation and robust testing for high value projects wishing to experiment with new features without the risks associated with an “all or nothing” deployment model
The LIMO project seeks to augment and bolster the vision of ENS as an identity provider and means of conveying human-readable identifiers to unify web3 resources and a means of access for legacy clients and mobile devices that lack the means of natively engaging web3 content.
My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution
- Name ownership is an absolute right:
Agree. - Individuals have rights, and there are things no person or group may do to them without violating their rights. - Robert Nozick Anarchy, State, and Utopia
- Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism:
Agree. - The ENS namespace is governed by a fee model and without this economic component ENS wouldn’t be nearly as successful as it is today. This fee model should be a “positive fee feedback loop” to encourage further protocol development and adoption. Perhaps even a grant model should be proposed for those who cannot afford to register names. Ethereum gas fees are high and not everyone can afford to pay $100-300. Ultimately this shouldn’t be the end all be all barrier for securing your on-chain identity.
- Income funds ENS and other public goods:
Agree. - Currently there is a massive funding problem for projects building infrastructure and contributing to ENS. There are many web3 advocates on Twitter offering funding for public goods. Sadly most of these advocates are purely larping for publicity, simply put they are all bark no bite. Unfortunately the almighty dollar is what matters to most people, if they don’t see potential profit they don’t care. Projects that are actively developing, contributing, and promoting ENS adoption should be funded via this “positive fee feedback loop”.
- ENS Integrates with the global namespace:
Agree. - This poses a unique challenge for otherwise providing a unified and coherent protocol service offering
My web3 qualifications / skills:
The LIMO team has over 20 years of combined experience in technology and product development. Founding members of the LIMO team have worked on challenging infrastructure scaling and deployments for a wide range of organizations of different sizes. The LIMO founders have deep knowledge of distributed systems, DNS and cloud security.