ENS DAO Newsletter #21 -11/29/2022

ENS DAO Newsletter #21

:wave: Hello!

Hello and welcome to the Ethereum Name Service DAO Newsletter!

New editions are published weekly on Tuesday’s at 8PM UTC.

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

We encourage any feedback, questions, or comments!

:ballot_box: Recent Proposals

Proposal Vote Forum Post Status
[Social] [EP2.2.5] Selection of an ENS Endowment Fund Manager Snapshot Discussion Passed
For details on the proposal process see our Governance Docs.

:spiral_calendar: ENS Calendar

Keep up with important dates by subscribing to the ENS DAO’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

Note: There were no Working Group calls last week (11.21-11.25). Working Group calls resume Tuesday, November 29th 2022 and will continue until December 12, 2022.

:memo: Ecosystem Updates

:hatching_chick: DAO Endowment

Voting for EP2.2.5 concluded on November 23rd, 2022 at 12:00 UTC. After much deliberation, Karpatkey won the DAO vote.

Final results are in for EP2.2.5 Selection of an ENS endowment fund manager

Karpatkey is the winner pic.twitter.com/T7Rpc4Gkx5

— ensdao.eth (@ENS_DAO) November 23, 2022

The DAO used Ranked Choice Voting method to run the decision making process. To view the discussion leading up to the vote, visit the ENS DAO Forum. For more on the Endowment, visit the ENS DAO Forum.

Note: The Endowment’s goal is to ensure the long-term viability of ENS by ensuring it can meet its ongoing financial obligations even in the face of reduced ETH price and registration/renewal revenue.

:moneybag: ENS Small Grants

November rounds are underway!

ENS DAO Small Grants allow $ENS holders to vote on projects to receive funding, sponsored by the Public Goods and Ecosystem working groups.

There are two categories:

  • Ecosystem - Projects that specifically build on or improve the ENS Ecosystem.
  • Public Goods - Projects that benefit the entire Ethereum or Web3 space.

The top five submissions in each category will receive 1 ETH! Rounds run every month and all are welcome to submit a project for consideration.

Voting is now LIVE. If you hold $ENS, go vote for your favorite projects now! View the submissions here.

The voting round closes on November 30, 2022 at 12:00AM UTC.

Upcoming Events with ENS Involvement

  • The Crypties - November 30, 2022. The ENS DAO was put forth as a nominee for the 2022 DAO of the Year Award.
  • ETHIndia - December 2-4, 2022. Hackathon sponsorship and booth.

:newspaper: Working Group News

Note: No Working Group calls were hosted between November 21st and November 25th. Notes from the week before will be posted for reference only.

:balance_scale: Meta-Governance

The Meta-Gov Working Group hosted its weekly meeting on November 15th at 8PM UTC.

Meeting minutes are linked below:

:arrows_counterclockwise: Ecosystem

The Ecosystem Working Group hosted its weekly meeting on November 17th at 5PM UTC.

Meeting minutes are linked below:

:white_check_mark: Public Goods

The Public Goods Working Group hosted its weekly meeting on November 17th at 6PM UTC.

Meeting minutes are linked below:

:hammer_and_wrench: Protocol Development

:desktop_computer: ENS Core Updates

New Integrations:

  • The AlchemyPay Ramp Solution now supports the distributed and open naming system ensdomains. You can now enter your #ENS name when buying crypto. Purchased crypto is sent to your domain name mapped wallet address.
  • Web3 Developer Platform, Alchemy, now features Automatic ENS Name resolution for all externally owned address queries.

Name Wrapper:

  • Updates are provided weekly by an ENS Labs team member. This week’s updates were provided by Makoto and Jeff Lau.
  • New documentation have been made available to the public which features technical aspects of the Name Wrapper feature plus use-case examples. View them here
  • Code audit for the Name Wrapper is currently underway and the rough timeline for release is January.
  • For an indepth explanation on the Name Wrapper, view Jeff’s explanation from last month’s ENS Town Hall
  • Check out this thread from jefflau.eth that helps break down what a subdomain registrar is and how the Name Wrapper feature will leverage it.

Ethereum Name Services Improvement Proposal (ENSIP):

Xomia.eth and BambooJuice.eth of Kola Labs have put forth a new ENSIP that features a process for retrieving audio media associated with an ENS domain.


  • Static PFP is insufficient for the personal and iterative web3 life. We are seeing a growing demand of multimedia formats such as music, audio and video because they are more dynamic and expressive. We call it Multimedia Identity (MI) . One can associate one or more MIs with an existing ENS domain, and play the audio or video inside metaverse or social platforms interoperably. This proposal will focus on audio.

For more on the proposal: ENSIP - New Proposal for Audio Text Record

:handshake: Get Involved

Gas Free Delegation:

ENS DAO is offering gas free delegation for holders of at least 100 ENS tokens. To manage your delegations, visit the official delegation portal.

If you want to delegate $ENS for the first time or re-delegate from one Delegate to another, it's free until December 8th.https://t.co/l5jtVlcguA

— ens.eth (@ensdomains) November 16, 2022

Delegate Applications:

Considering getting involved at a deeper level? Submit an application to become an ENS Governance Delegate.

Apply here: ENS DAO Delegate Applications


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