ENS DAO Delegate Applications

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.

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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.

ENS name: dominikto.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

When I grew up (blocking the -back then- analog landlines at home) venturing out into dial-up bulletin board systems and later the early internet, almost everything online was about learning, tinkering, using and building open standards, interoperability, community and making new friends.

ENS and the community around it bring back fond memories of that time and I believe that ENS can be a core piece of infrastructure on the journey to bring back the time where everyone online was not just a user of proprietary products but an active participant on an open internet.

I will strongly advocate for ENS.

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: I am a developer and previously built a SaaS product (and company) to organize, sync & share contacts, calendars and taks across platforms and devices around our open core sabre/dav (a framework and server to implement the open standards WebDAV/CardDAV/CalDAV, powering sync features in products such as ownCloud, nextCloud, Box and a bunch of others). I am a lawyer by education.

So far I haven’t put any web3 project into production, but it probably goes without saying that I have tinkered with Solidity and am an avid web3 user and community member.

I spend my days looking at and working with all sorts of exciting founders and software companies along the modern software infra and developer tools stack - naturally almost all of them are open source companies.

You can find me on Twitter (@DominikTo).

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

I have been researching and discussing with friends and am very interested about the industry. I have lots to learn but am excited about the future prospects.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution 8

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:
I have basic knowledge and recently started to learn more. I am apart of a few discord chats which are feeling my engagement.

ENS name: 0xjd.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate: We are truly believer of DAO, we need to be part of the governance. I want to support the development of ENS to make it as durable, robust, accessible and scalable as possible, with the goal of making it the Web3 standard for naming.
My view on each section of the [proposed ENS Constitution ] (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 many experience in building communities, providing technology skills and we are resourceful in crypto industry including relationships with wallets, exchanges. I want to be part of the DAO governance and explore all possibilities of DAO.

ENS name: tibor.eth

My reasons for wanting to be a delegate:

I’ve been following the progression of ENS since its inception in 2017 and purchased my first .eth domain after the bid-reveal system was changed to what we have now.

I’m fascinated by the global namespace as a whole ever since the first offer I ever got which was for a 3 letter YouTube username in the 2000s.

That made me learn all about the multi-billion dollar industry of domains and now my goal is to help the community harness the full potential of .eth domains in this era of mobile payments, one touch trading, CBDCs and digital identity. I’ve also held presentations about ENS at Eit Digital and at a Master of Finance program so far.

My view on each section of the proposed ENS Constitution

  • Name ownership shall not be infringed: Agree

  • Fees are primarily an incentive mechanism: Agree
    A fair-play fee system is also needed to give new users a chance to register considerably premium domains that would otherwise be left unused.

  • Income funds ENS and other public goods: Agree

  • ENS Integrates with the global namespace: Agree
    With .eth we have a whole new use case of domains - a standard for payments. So I’d say yes!

My web3 qualifications / skills:

I’ve been working with Solidity and Remix for smaller contracts since version 4 but rather went with programming front-ends in Node, React and Angular recently. I also took part in testing the Gnosis Safe iOS prototype and helped rebrand it from Safe Multisig.

I believe that the constantly evolving technology of web3 results in always having a lot more to learn for everybody; and it’s been a fun journey for me so far!