ENS DAO Delegate Applications

ENS name: easp0rts.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I see the potential in ENS and what it could mean for the whole ecosystem and want to contribute to shaping what it becomes in the future. In addition, as part of a few DAOs and communities from projects already, I would like to leverage the voice of those projects and hopefully provide thoughtful and experienced options from UMA, Harvest, YEL, and others to shape how ENS works moving forward.

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:
I have been working extensively with a handful of DAOs/projects for a year and a half and have specific expertise with community building, business development, communication, and education. Anything from proposals, voting, developing partnerships, events, tokenomics, etc. In addition, I am keen to leverage perspctive from others through my broad network of those with diverse experience and skillsets. I am most passionate about collaboration to build a better crypto ecosystem by working together and aiming for increased adoption worldwide.

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ENS name: chadnotchad.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I wish to be an active member at the precipice of something amazing. No ego, no bullshit - I’m here to help build the internet that is democratized and egalitarian and fair. ENS is part of a larger system that I believe is already working towards a future I see. I want to be apart of that future in a very specific way, and ENS might be the first chance I have. I have to put my hat in the ring. I want to contribute.

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: I am a Senior Product Designer with 12 years of experience in Fintech, consumer grade mobile applications, and am currently designing and building devops software on the enterprise level. This is all fun and well but I see a vast need for a “Design First” mentality in the UX and UI of the software that will take this web3 world to a mass appeal level (aka the popular market). There is so much work to do and I am ready to dive in. I’m working on NFT tooling with some friends now, as a hobby/discovery, but I see this taking over my career in the next 6 months.

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.

ENS name: daws.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I will continue to drive web3 forward in an equitable fashion. I have proven this with years in the open-source scene and with earni.fi.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership shall not be infringed: Comment

Code is usually law, but in rare instances like the DAO hack of 2016, social consensus (layer 0) needs to take priority. If there were a massive issue with the ENS system, the DAO should have the ability to overtake names after a majority consensus in voting.

One example is if every conceivable name under 10 characters was suddenly purchased via a bug in the smart contract. In order to avoid hard-forking the entire Ethereum network, the ENS DAO should retain its right to fork the smart contracts and abandon the version of ENS which has every domain under 10 characters claimed.

  • 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 have multiple years in the web3 space. I am the founder and sole employee of earnifi. Through this work, Earnifi has brought $100 million USD of airdrops to everyday people like you and me.

ENS name: davidc.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

The ENS is core web3 infrastructure and requires a multi-disciplinary team of delegates with a broad range of skills and experience to give the crypto space the best chance at becoming what many aspires it to be: a free and fair system for all.

Many of those who are stepping forward to be delegates have a technical / development background. I am a commercial lawyer with years of experience in the crypto space and I have a deep understanding of crypto regulation. In my view, navigating regulation will become a necessary piece of the puzzle as the ENS DAO and the broader crypto community moves forward in the coming years and beyond.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership shall not be infringed: Agree
    This is a foundational concept and must form the basis of any identity or pseudo-identity based system of interaction. Without provable exclusive identity, we would not be able to form and effectively manage and operate web3 structures and institutions such as DAOs.

  • Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: Agree
    However, thinking of fees purely as an incentive mechanism should not result in broader measures being taken to prevent overcrowding, speculation and squatting. Fees have their place, although to achieve the intended goal they must be combined with other practical measures such as limiting the number of ENS names each individual may hold.

  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree
    We must not allow web3 institutions such as the ENS DAO to become corrupt and purely self-interested as we see in the traditional corporate world. The ‘other public goods’ piece of this article of the Constitution is as important, if not more so, than funding the ENS DAO itself (although of course meeting its operational funding requirements is a necessary component).

  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree
    This is a critical path towards adoption and official government recognition. Without integration with legacy systems, the ENS DAO will struggle to become the true backbone of web3 identity.

My web3 qualifications / skills:
I am a commercial lawyer specialising in crypto, including regulation. I run my own law firm based in Brisbane, Australia. I have experience dealing with large corporations and governments, which will absolutely be required in the coming years. The ENS DAO needs more than solidity developers as its delegates - we need a diverse group of multi-disciplinary minds and thought leaders.

ENS name: chapterone.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I have built social products my entire career and believe that ENS has the opportunity to become more important than Facebook Connect.

I’ve spent the last year exploring the intersection of web3 and social & have become increasingly convinced that a blockchain naming standard like ENS will reduce barriers for mainstream involvement in web3.

My view on each section of the [proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership shall not be infringed: Agree
    Name ownership across social platforms will connect web3 identities across many different protocols/platforms/products and is a meaningful advantage over DNS.

  • Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: Agree
    Fees incentivize longer term behaviors and create the right “skin in the game” to own ENS names that provide actual utility to the end user.

  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree
    Income funds should be allocated by a treasury whose primary objective is to grow the ENS ecoystem. Funds will be spent on core product development and marketing to grow awareness for ENS. As a builder and investor, I am particularly excited to help identify teams who are building social products that use ENS as a core advantage over web2 products.

  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree
    This is important for the long term health of ENS & creates the right foundation for the project to keep growing.

My web3 qualifications / skills I am a builder at heart and was formerly the VP of Product, Revenue at Tinder. I will bring this experience to help ENS provide more utility for users and to grow the DAO/business.

I have spent the last 5 years investing in crypto including the seed rounds of Dapper Labs, The Graph, Compound Finance, Blockfolio, Fleek, Lolli, Reserve Protocol, Dharma Labs, Syndicate Protocol, Rabbithole, Ondo Finance, and many others.

I will use these founder relationships and my network to help ENS grow through product integrations and community.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmj

ENS name: primary ENS used is maaria.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

The applications for ENS are endless and I can offer a unique perspective around decentralization, self identity, and web3. I have 35+ ENS domains personally registered, some which I use for wallet management, others for education / onboarding, and a lot for self-expression. I’ve personally bought and donated 15+ ENS domains to new crypto users in order to make it much easier for them to use Ethereum.

I believe deeply in decentralization but I also recognize that there are folks who will take advantage of that. I’d like to advocate for fairness with ENS domains, where domain trolls can’t hold domains hostage and we welcome new users into this ecosystem. I’m not advocating for centralizing this decision making, but would love to think through difference models that may disincentivize that type of behavior (similar to spamming). ENS is such a valuable tool for connecting identity with wallets, we should be encouraging companies, brands, and users to join us. ENS has so many potential applications and use cases, and I want to become a delegate in order to continue growing usage and utility of ENS.

My view on each section of the Proposed ENS Constitution 981:

  • Name ownership shall not be infringed: Agree.
  • Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: Agree, with caveat that I heavily lean into the ENS proposed constitution here which suggests using fees as a disincentive model as well.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree. ENS funds should go towards driving more adoption, utility, and building with ENS.
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree.

My web3 qualifications / skills:

  • I have been an investor and operator in Web3 since 2016
  • Investments include: Bison Trails, Chainalysis, Dapper Labs, OpenSea, SupeRare, POAP, XMTP, Zapper and many, many more.
  • I am a co-founder of the Stoner Cats NFT collection and Stoner Cats DAO
  • Co-Founder of The Gimmicks NFT collection, which is targeted at a more mainstream audience
  • I’ve written a weekly crypto newsletter since 2017: thisweekincrypto.substack.com (note: before 2020 I sent the emails directly from my inbox, so archives haven’t been uploaded to Substack)
  • I understand how to reach a new audience that isn’t crypto-native, and have spent many hours onboarding folks into crypto.
  • I work closely with high-profile brands and the entertainment community, and have a deep understanding of the friction involved in bringing new people into the ecosystem. We have a tremendous opportunity to become the web3 standard for everything related to crypto.
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ENS name: ryan13.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

Decentralization and blockchain are improving the digital world, empowering Web3, and fostering economic equality in real life. I plan to dedicate my time and pool my resources towards these shared fundamental beliefs. I believe ENS is crucial to the foundations of Web3. There needs to be simple and plain naming that is not to confuse folks, similar to what has been done in Web2. For the sake of promoting decentralization and blockchain in the future, we need to build a system that works best for the users that want to put it towards its intended use case.

I truly believe in this project and fully commit to upholding its values. I agree with all points that arachnid has summarized.

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 have a background in finance, technology, and growth strategy. I can leverage my 5+ years of experience and connections in my MBA program to promote ENS and help it succeed amongst a broader network of individuals that don’t have a great understanding. I have been a holder of ETH since 2017 and never sold. I have expanded my holdings of coins and NFTs on the ETH network as a true believer in the use cases and capabilities. I have spent much of my time understanding the changing blockchain ecosystem and onboarding folks. I am active in several projects such as Dark Horizon and Pixel Beasts on OpenSea as well as up and coming DAOs this month. My earliest engagement in NFTs began with NBA Top Shots in Q1 2021, but once I learned of the ability for community creation and the ability to help artists, I became more active on OpenSea. I currently seek to have a full-time job in the crypto space while studying for my MBA. I consider my full-time job to be DAO and NFT community development as well as bridging the knowledge gap for folks without a blockchain understanding.

ENS name:cnzc.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I want to support the ENS community with the governance & help it grow while listening to the community which will really help the adoption of blockchain & NFT space.

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 web3 fan, and I participate in community building together

ENS name: darrow.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I would like to help to support the development of ENS. I believe there is such a strong future with ENS and would be honored to be part of history in the making. With the primary goal of making ENS the Web3 standard I would like to assist in making it secure, durable and accessible to users worldwide.

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

  • Name ownership is an absolute right: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)- AgreeThe way I see it, we all have the right to buy and use an ENS name and there really shouldn’t be any restrictions ever enacted upon the use and exercise of that domain name, nor any changes that target specific holders with the exception of damaging or potentially violent use cases that have a negative intent or are purposely seeking out to damage the original DNS name hold or the ass business.

  • Registration fees exist as an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)- Agree - I also feel this helps to ward off the potential for mass squating and abuse of the chain. I feel without Registration fees there would be in a sense a buy wall built in the process which could hinder the growth of ENS.

  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)- Agree - I believe that ENS funds are entirely public goods. They should or taken advantage of by an individual for personal gain. The income funds should be used for the betterment of ENS and perhaps for internal administrative costs.

  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment) - Strongly agree. I feel that ENS should and will most certainly be the standard on the Global Namespace in the future.

My web3 qualifications / skills: I am a developer with the LiteCoinCash blockchain and have years of software development skill. I also have over a decade of experience developing and managing DNS domains. Furthermore I am a collector of ENS domain names, and have plans to build services using the domain names. I mamage a digital NFT store on OpenSea and have years of experience in digital art and design. I hold a Masters Engineering degree which included programming and was a teacher for a software development course at a collegiate level for several years prior to starting my own business. I feel my experience would also help to expand the knowledge base of other in the community. I also have a 7.5GH ETH mining rig! Overall I am accustomed to working within a variety of software langauges.

ENS name: yifei.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: My years of cryptocurrency and legal experience can help the ens project avoid legal risks

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) I agree, ENS should be the standard on the Global Namespace in the future.
My web3 qualifications / skills: I have basic web3/solidity skills.

ENS name: just1.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:
I have been living in the cryptocurrency world since 2016 (angel-investor, trading and mining). Love tech, love decentralization. This is the future. 29 y.o.

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: 100% Agree.
ENS Integrates with the global namespace: AGREE

My web3 qualifications / skills: I have basic web3 skills ,solidity developer

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ENS name: nitrous9.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: Decentralization allows it, so why not be apart of it

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution 960

  • Name ownership shall not be infringed: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
    Agree, this forces everyone to play by the same rules
  • Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
    Agree, the incentive is a more sound system. One that can control spam through fees.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
    Agree, self sufficiency is vital in maintaining all decentralized systems
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree/Disagree/Comment)
    Agree, this is important in maintaining real world rights to things like free press

My web3 qualifications / skills:

I am a Python Developer with training in Machine learning. I have intermediate web3 experience.

ENS name : nftstaker.eth
My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:ENS is a great infrastructure on the blockchain. I feel very honored to be in it!
Views 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: 2017 blockchain deeply moved me. He is a great invention. Facing all the applicants, I feel like a beginner. They are the driving force for me to constantly learn blockchain knowledge!

ENS name: algodesk.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I think ENS is a great initiative. The application of domain names in the field of digital currency is as convenient as the blockchain. It is as simple and understandable as browsing websites on the Internet, making currency transactions easier. Personal accounts are easier to remember. There is no doubt that this is the greatest Pioneering

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) I agree, ENS should be the standard on the Global Namespace in the future.
My web3 qualifications / skills: I have basic web3/solidity skills

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ENS name: aavedao.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I think ENS is a great initiative. The application of domain names in the field of digital currency is as convenient as the blockchain. It is as simple and understandable as browsing websites on the Internet, making currency transactions easier. Personal accounts are easier to remember. There is no doubt that this is the greatest Pioneering

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) I agree, ENS should be the standard on the Global Namespace in the future.
My web3 qualifications / skills: I have basic web3/solidity skills.

ENS name: onlythelonely.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: To assist in the governance, stability, and further propagation of the ENS protocol. As an early adopter of Ethereum domain names in 2019, I saw the value ENS would bring to Web 3.0 andthe EVM as a whole. I want to do what I can to help build and maintain a truly decentralized web.

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: Economist. Futurist. Strategist. Experimenter. Early adopter. I am all-in. Complete decentralization of all human technology systems is the only way forward. DAOs are essential to the propagation of power into the hands of the many rather than the few.

ENS name: brettmontaigne.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

ENS represents the first step towards a truly decentralized internet. This will enable censorship-resistant discussion and control of information.

I’m a crypto trader, blockchain developer, and NFT artist. Being an ENS delegate to me means contributing to a more free and democratic participation flow of information and currency.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution 992

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 + Comment

It’s clear the marketplace for eth addresses is bottlenecked by high gas fees and keyword limitations, restricting retail participation. There’s still a lot of friction due to fees and unavailability for Average Joe to go buy averagejoe.eth (if it is even still available). We need a roadmap for long-term onboarding of new TLD suffixes.

My web3 qualifications / skills:

Blockchain developer on Ethereum (Solidity, ethers.js, Truffle stack, etc.)

I’m also a crypto trader. I’ve built custom ML models based on market price predictions. Releasing a new API soon that provides triangular arbitrage as a service for any arbitrary set of crypto assets. See my github for more details. https://www.github.com/brettmontaigne

Software developer for 6+ years, formerly a student @ UC Berkeley. Prefer functional programming. Python, Golang, Scala, Rust, and Haskell are my jam.

ENS name: aimuno.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: I want to be a delegate as I want to promote the web3 Ethereum network and strongly believe this will help in smoothing decentralizing apps and help everyone to not depend on a few centralized companies.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership shall not be infringed: Agree
    Name ownership across different platforms will be beneficial for web3 apps.
  • Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: Agree
    Fees incentivize help people motivated to come across.
  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree
  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree
    This is really important for the long-term integration of ENS across different web3 platforms

My web3 qualifications/skills I am a tech founder and also worked in the different distributed scalable systems in many high growth companies e.g. e-commerce and fintech domains, etc.
I have a great interest in web3 tech and how it is helping the community to build decentralized apps which will not depend on the mercy of a few big companies.
I am gaining knowledge of smart contracts and solidity skills.

Always been a learner and curious to learn about new tech trends.

ENS name: juanrumeu.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: To be able to explain and communicate to the Spanish-speaking community of 700 million people the potential of the ENS project and its importance on the web3.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution 1.0k

Name ownership shall not be infringed: (Comment) Except in possible cases of conflict with the DNS system where the ownership of a brand, sports team, company, etc, is proven.

Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: (Agree/Comment) Renewal fees should be kept to avoid eternal blocking of some words and fund ENS team. If possible try to move the process to Layer 2 to minimise the cost of gas.

Income funds ENS and other public goods: (Agree)

ENS Integrates with the global namespace: (Agree)

My web3 qualifications / skills: translator into Spanish / Metamask advanced user, /betatester, DAO’s experience through Aragon solutions.