ENS DAO Newsletter #19 - 11/15/2022

ENS DAO Newsletter #19 - 11/15/2022

:wave: Hello!

Hello and welcome to the Ethereum Name Service DAO Newsletter!

New editions are published every Tuesday at 3 PM ET (8 PM UTC).
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We encourage any feedback, questions, or comments! Reach out to us through any of the three outlets listed above.

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Submit your story now.

:dart: Editorial Bounty

The ENS DAO Newsletter is now opening a bounty for articles + editorial coverage of events, interviews, and guest writer features.

This is a call for multilingual writers who wish to publish content in their native language. We have published editorials in English and Spanish, and are seeking more participation in non-English language long-form writing.

For more information, reach out to us by email (alternate email) or dm us on Twitter.

ENS Labs Update

ENS Labs announced on Monday the addition of four new members to the team.

Congratulations! We are excited to have you, and we look forward to the contributions you all will bring to ENS and the community.


:ballot_box: Recent Proposals

No recent proposals to note.

For details on the proposal process see our Governance Docs.


:spiral_calendar: ENS Calendar

Keep up with important dates by subscribing to the ENS DAOโ€™s calendar. The Working Group Stewards have restructured meeting times for Q4 2022:

Working Group Time Day Location
Meta-Governance 8pm UTC Tuesday Google Meet
Ecosystem 5pm UTC Thursday Google Meet
Public Goods 6pm UTC Thursday Google Meet

No working group meetings will take place the week of November 21st. Additionally, there will not be any working group calls from December 16th through the New Year to accommodate the holiday schedule and onboard new stewards.

Note: There are three remaining working group calls for the year.


:memo: Ecosystem Updates

:hatching_chick: DAO Endowment

The Meta-Gov stewards have chosen Karpatkey, Avantgarde, and Llama as finalists. On November 18th, these finalists will be put before a DAO vote to determine the winner.

For more information on the endowment, visit the ENS DAO Forum.


:birthday: ENS DAO One Year Anniversary Celebration

November 8th marked the one-year anniversary of the ENS DAOโ€™s token launch. The constitution was ratified on November 15th, 2021.

If you would like to change the delegation of your tokens, you can do it gas-free for one month at delegate.ens.domains. Gas-free delegation periods will continue semi-annually before each steward election cycle.

View a re-cap of the celebration here.


:billed_cap: ENS Merch

General Magic has launched the ENS DAOโ€™s official merch store. ENS DAO merch is now available for ENS domain holders at ensmerchshop.xyz, while supplies last.

Weโ€™re proud to announce the launch of the official @ENS_DAO merch store! ๐ŸŽ‰https://t.co/Y8Lpu9bY0b

If you own an ENS domain, you can now get sweet ENS swag shipped worldwide by simply connecting your wallet and placing an order. pic.twitter.com/QcXzUlySB6

โ€” General Magic | Solution services for Impact DAOs (@Generalmagicio) November 8, 2022


:india: ETHIndia

ETHIndia is a hackathon โ€” a movement with the goal of inspiring and fostering a community of builders promoting technological advancements for Ethereum. It is Asiaโ€™s biggest Ethereum Hackathon.


:es: ETHGathering

Matoken.eth will be speaking at panels at ETHGathering and Crypto Plaza Forum in Spain.


:moneybag: ENS Small Grants

The payout for October ENS Small Grants has been fulfilled.

Thank you to everyone that participated, and keep an eye for the next rounds - they happen every month!


:newspaper: Working Group News

:balance_scale: Meta-Governance

Due to the POAP Paint Party which took take place during the normal call time, this is an asynchronous update.

Meeting minutes are linked below:

Note: There will be no call during Thanksgiving week.


:arrows_counterclockwise: Ecosystem

The Ecosystem Working Group hosted its weekly meeting on November 10th at 5PM UTC.

Meeting minutes are linked below:

Note: There will be no call during Thanksgiving week.


:moneybag: Ecosystem Grants

Project: Planetable.xyz

Planet is a native macOS app for building, browsing, and following dWeb content on IPFS + ENS. Itโ€™s a GUI consisting of a dWeb content reader, a two-column markdown editor, a static website generator, and a built-in IPFS node.)

Steward Commentary:

In consultation with the .eth website subgroup, we have agreed on a grant of 10,000 USDC for @planetable.eth. Planetable brings ENS to MacOS users and to the blogging community, with hundreds of blogs already created by their tool. Planetable continuing efforts to integrate with as many tools as possible, tie the ENS ecosystem together. Weโ€™re looking forward to seeing what Planetable will do next.


:white_check_mark: Public Goods

The Public Goods Working Group hosted its weekly meeting on November 10th at 6PM UTC.

Meeting minutes are linked below:

Note: There will be no call during Thanksgiving week.


:desktop_computer: Protocol Development

:red_circle: Optimism Resolver

matoken.eth, developer at ENS Labs, is working on the Optimism resolver. This resolver borrows security from rollup-based chains such as Optimism so that users can resolve names stored off-chain without additional trust assumptions.

For more on ENS L2 integration with Optimism, read this.

:abc: Name Normalization

Raffy continues work on ENS name normalization, which standardizes ENS names that includes emojis, special characters and more. To keep up with the conversation, check out the ongoing discussion here. For more details on what exactly name normalization is, check out official ENS Documentation which goes in-depth.


:handshake: Get Involved

Gas Free Delegation:

Through the month of November, the ENS DAO is offering gas free delegation. This is a continuation of a discussion that began in the Forum. The DAO has 3 ETH set aside to fund these transactions, and will top up as necessary.

To manage your delegations, visit the official delegation portal.



Thank you very much for reading! See you next Tuesday! :wave: