ENS DAO Newsletter #11 - 08/01/22

ENS DAO Newsletter #11 - 08/01/2022

:wave: Hello!

Hello and welcome to the Ethereum Name Service DAO Newsletter!

As always, new editions are published on the 1st and 15th of every month.

This newsletter is available on the ENS DAO Governance Forum, Substack, and Twitter.

We encourage any feedback, questions, or comments!

:ballot_box: Term 2 Stewards and Lead Stewards

This term’s Lead Stewards are listed in bold:
Ecosystem Meta-Governance Public Goods
slobo.eth coltron.eth anthonyware.eth
validator.eth simona.eth ceresstation.eth
bobjiang.eth nick.eth avsa.eth

Lead Stewards

Lead Stewards are responsible for the operational management and administration of working groups and are expected to provide regular updates to the DAO in the ENS governance forum related to working group progress, achievements, and challenges.

The responsibilities of Lead Stewards include, but are not limited to:

  • Acting as a representative of a working group
  • Managing resource requests from sub-groups, workstreams, and contributors within a working group
  • Initiating the disbursement of working group funds on an as-needed basis
  • Providing reports of working group spending in the ENS governance forum; and
  • Maintaining open communications with DAO participants in the ENS governance forum.

DAO Secretary

Term 2’s DAO Secretary is Coltron.eth; The Secretary is responsible for managing working relationships and communications across working groups as well as performing administrative duties for the DAO.

The responsibilities of the Secretary include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing a DAO-wide calendar
  • Coordinating and attending working group meetings where possible and ensuring meeting summaries are posted in the ENS governance forum
  • Assisting Stewards with coordination challenges within working groups
  • Acting as a multi-sig keyholder for each working group.

Source: [EP12][Social] Working Group Rules

:ballot_box: Recent Proposals

For details on the ENS DAO proposal process see our Governance Docs.

:newspaper: Working Group News

:balance_scale: Meta-Governance

The Meta-Governance Working Group hosted meetings on July 18th, 2022 and July 25th, 2022 at 7PM UTC.

I. Budget Discussion

Attendees reviewed the proposed Q3/Q4 (2022) Budget for the Meta-Governance Working Group. Details regarding funding for DAO-tooling were reviewed. No objections were brought forth. @simona_pop will implement a mid-term spending review.

II. Code of Conduct

Discussion ensued regarding the details within the proposed Code of Conduct. Attendants @estmcmxci & @vegayp were tasked to sharpen the CoC into a compact and robust document. Moderators are responsible for executing the Code of Conduct once it goes live.

III. Forum Improvements

Stewards deliberated what metrics to include in forum plug-ins. Stewards are weary of possibible gamifcation or presenting irrelevant information to Delegates. The Meta-Governance working group will continue to evaluate how they can better display proposal and voting information throughout the forum.

Attendees: carlosdp.eth, coltron.eth, oakgroup.eth, John Burnet, simona.eth, vegayp.eth

:arrows_counterclockwise: Ecosystem

The Ecosystem Working Group hosted meetings on July 18th, 2022 and July 25th, 2022 at 6PM UTC.

I. Budget Discussion

Attendees reviewed the proposed Q3/Q4 (2022) Budget for the Ecosystem Working Group. Builders are encouraged to present projects to the ENS DAO during this meeting time to seek feedback for grant funding. TNL will remain responsible for subdomain education.

II. Policy-based ENS subdomains issuance infrastructure

@Sinestia presented Community Name Service (CNS) which enables conditional ENS subdomains to be registered and distributed to communities. CNS implements soulbound tokens and are planning to integrate the ENS Name Wrapper as well. This project is open-source, builds ontop of the ENS Protocol, and makes issuing subdomains easier.

III. ENS Project Highlight

@garypalmerjr is soft-launching a project to bring awareness to Web3 domains. (web3domains.com) It is a news and information website pertaining to Web3 domains. They are seeking sponsorship and are open to syndicated content from trusted sources (TNL/ENS/ENSDAO).

IV. ENS Integrations:

The Audit competition has come to an end and an update is expected from the core team within a week on the contract audit status. Delegates are encouraged to review the alpha.ens.domains site and inform the ENS Development team of any issues.

Attendees (20): alisha.eth, oakgroup.eth, slobo.eth, validator.eth, carlosdp.eth, SydMead -eth.limo, anthonyware.eth, coltron.eth, Ernest of Gaia, gregskril.eth, hellenstans.eth, John Brunet, Pochara, Sam Ward, Sinestia.eth, Steve Gachau, tomas dev, Zadok.eth, ginge.eth, garypalmerjr.eth

:white_check_mark: Public Goods

The Public Goods Working Group hosted meetings on July 19th, 2022 and July 26th, 2022 at 5PM UTC.

I. Budget Discussion

Attendees reviewed the proposed Q3/Q4 (2022) Budget for the Public Goods Working Group. No objections were brought forth.

II. ENS Small Grants

The voting period for the ENS Small Grants has now ended. Winning proposals will be funded shortly. Stewards reviewed some concerns regarding the proposal process including spamming and non-relevant proposal submissions. It was suggested to have a -1/+1 voting system with a threshold that removes down voted proposals.

A Code of Conduct specific to the ENS Small Grants site was suggested as well, including a flagging system to remove proposals that violated this Code of Conduct. Discussion was also held regarding the definition of Public Goods. An informative regarding Public Goods within the ENS Ecosystem will soon be published to help Delegates and Builders understand what projects fullfill the ENS Protocol’s long-term viability.

Attendees: alisha,eth, anthonyware.eth, avsa.eth, chidi, coltron.eth, gregskrill.eth, hellenstans.eth, joshua franklin, oakgroup.eth, ricmoo.eth, slobo.eth.

:desktop_computer: Protocol Development

On July 19th, 2022, Jefflau.eth welcomed dperri.eth as the latest addition to the ENS Design team. They will help improve the design and UX of the latest ENS app (https://alpha.ens.domains) and their design system Thorin.

Welcome to the team @dperrieth. Excited to add a much needed dedicated designer to the team

He'll be helping to improve the design and UX of our new app https://t.co/iQSM3f4Zpc and our design system Thorin https://t.co/Rs6SmT461U, which we hope will be useful to the community

— jefflau.eth (@_jefflau) July 19, 2022

Makoto.eth issued the State of ENS at EthCC in Paris on July 20th, 2022. Updates include the imminent arrival of ENS Name Wrapper which grants the ability to turn any .eth name into a ERC1155 NFT. Wrapping a .eth domain enables the parent domain to restrict what can occur with subdomains. The name wrapper works by introducing the concept of fuses (rights), each fuse can be enabled/disabled permanently & irrevocably.

Watch the full stream here. For more details, review the ENS Mirror site.

On July 21st, 2022, ENS announced their partnership with Huboi Global, a leading exchange with a strong presence in Asian Markets. They will collaborate on infrastructure to provide the ability to use ENS domains on their platform.

Hello frENS! We are pleased to announce a partnership with @HuobiGlobal. We will collaborate on infrastructure to provide #ENS users with the ability to use #ENS domains on the #Huobi platform. More to come! pic.twitter.com/10jiHkvTQU

— ens.eth (@ensdomains) July 21, 2022

On July 28th, 2022, Rainbow Wallet announced its latest integration with ENS; their web collection page now works with ENS text records including:

  • avatar
  • description
  • url
  • discord
  • twitter
  • github

rainbow web collection page now integrating with ENS text records 🌈

- avatar
- description
- url
- discord
- twitter
- github

check it! https://t.co/U0hIGen2XC pic.twitter.com/VkYRO4s26F

— ped.eth (@peduarte) July 28, 2022

:handshake: Get Involved

:chart_with_upwards_trend: ENS Stats

July 2022 stats for ENS

  • 378K new .eth registrations (total 1.86m names)
  • $6.8m in protocol revenue (all goes to the DAO)
  • 5,400 ETH in revenue (highest ever month)
  • 48K new eth accounts w/ at least 1 ENS name (total 508k)
  • 99% of OpenSea domain vol

Thank you very much for reading! Take care. :wave:


Thanks for the run down @estmcmxci !


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