ENS DAO Newsletter #32 - 04/01/2023

:globe_with_meridians: Translations:
:cn: 中文 by @bobjiang
:de: Deutsch by @maycas.eth
:es: Español by @maycas.eth
:portugal: Português by Leticia Ferraz

:wave: Hello!

Hello and welcome to the Ethereum Name Service DAO Newsletter!

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

New editions are published on the 1st and 15th of every month.

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We encourage any feedback, questions, or comments!

:newspaper: Newsletter Updates

  • Our most recent Ecosystem Small Grant proposal received another incredible reception! Thank you to the $ENS voters for the continued support! :partying_face:
  • The 1 ETH grant has been swapped for $1800 USDC and will be used to facilitate community-sourced translations and other community contributions.
  • Links to translated editions can be found on our website. Current available languages include Chinese, German, and Spanish, with more coming in the future.
  • A complete archive of our previous editions is available to read on the governance forum.

:zzz: TL;DR

:classical_building: Town Hall

  • ENS Town Hall Q1 2023 was held on March 30th and featured updates from ENS Labs, Spruce ID, DAO working group stewards, and ENS Ecosystem builders.
  • 184.eth has written an excellent thread covering the main points, which you can read here.

:ballot_box: Recent Proposals

Proposal Discussion Vote
EP3.5 [Executable] Activate new .eth Controller and Reverse Registrar Open Active
EP3.4 [Executable] Fund the Endowment (first tranche) Closed Passed

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

:spiral_calendar: ENS Calendar

For the most up-to-date schedule of events, refer to the ENS Calendar.

:globe_with_meridians: Around the Web

:speech_balloon: Twitter Spaces

:bell: Follow and turn on notifications for the ENS and ENS DAO Twitter accounts so you don’t miss any upcoming spaces!

:newspaper: Working Group News

ENS DAO Working Group Schedule (Q1/Q2 2023):

Working Group Time Day Location
Meta-Governance 3pm UTC Tuesday Google Meet
Ecosystem 4pm UTC Thursday Google Meet
Public Goods 5pm UTC Thursday Google Meet
Note: Meta-Governance weekly meetings are now hosted at 3pm UTC every Tuesday.

:hammer: Meta-Governance

Meta-Governance working group meetings are held weekly: Tuesday at 3pm UTC.

Endowment Update

  • Karpatkey is providing weekly endowment reports.
  • Steakhouse will provide monthly reports.
  • A data dashboard is expected to go live soon.

DAO Tooling

  • The Meta-Gov stewards are discussing ways to streamline and automate the proposal process.

Gas Reimbursements

  • The MG stewards are in favor of reimbursing gas costs for delegation and DAO voting.

ENS Foundation

  • brantly.eth has communicated that he would like to resign as a director of the ENS Foundation.
  • A new director will be appointed by the ENS DAO following a nomination process and election. More info here.

:seedling: ENS Ecosystem

ENS Ecosystem working group meetings are held weekly: Thursday at 4PM UTC.

Small Grants

Another Ecosystem Small Grants round has concluded, and the top five voted projects have received 1 ETH each!

Congratulations to the winners listed below, and thank you to all participants and voters!

Thank you again to everyone that voted to continue supporting this newsletter!

Bug Bash

  • Over 9000 feedback submissions were made for the UI update.
  • Subtle changes are coming to the design of the site including color and wording changes before final release.
  • Final release will be within a day or two of new contracts deployed to mainnet.


Allo | theazeemkhan

  • Gitcoin is launching a decentralized grants platform called Allo.
  • The Beta round will occur in April.
  • Looking for ENS to participate in featured round.

Project Highlights

TokenDAO | doplur

  • TKN is a token registry built on top of ENS’s decentralized infrastructure.
  • Tokens persist as subdomains and information about the tokens can be seen in the subname metadata. Check it out here.

Sofamon | 0xplus7

  • A browser-based assistant that can help guide users on which transactions to make, such as registering an ENS domain.
  • As more requirements are met, your character can level up and earn items such as an ENS hoodie!

ENS YOLO | Danny

  • A tool to help onboard users to ENS.
  • Bundles ability to send ENS name with ETH for users who are getting started.
  • Has a “Quest” feature to explore other on-chain activities.
  • Reach out to Danny on Twitter if you have ideas or want to test it out.

Wrapper Sand Box | clowes.eth

  • A place to test ENS name wrapper functions, fuses, etc. in a test environment. You can change the parameters of the contract and learn how each fuse changes the permissions of each domain.
  • General security advice: Don’t use the seed phrase of a wallet that has actual money in it.
  • Reach out to Thomas on Twitter if you have ideas or feedback on the sand box.
  • View the forum post for more information.

Mises.Site | Mises

  • A web3 mobile browser.
  • Native resolution for ENS domain websites and IPFS content without gateways.
  • Has a security feature to detect phishing attempts.
  • Telegram: mises001 | Email: midas@mises.site

ENS DAO Alliance Dashboard | gregskril

  • An extension of the Dune Analytics dashboard Makoto created showing how much other DAO voters use ENS.
  • It’s important to know your DAO representatives, so encourage everyone to use their ENS domain and set their profile photo metadata.

If you have a project that you would like to present during an ENS Ecosystem weekly call, please contact any of the Ecosystem stewards: slobo.eth (Lead), Limes, and Yambo.

Upcoming Events

  • Attendees of DAO TOKYO will be eligible to receive an exclusive ENS swag card.
  • Crypto Cafe @ ETHGlobal Tokyo 2023 on Apr 12 & 13, 10AM-6PM - For hackers, builders, founders, and investors to meet in the heart of Shibuya, Tokyo.
  • sadaf.eth may be doing a small event in NFT LA, contact her for more details if interested.
  • If you are in NY or Istanbul feel free to contact alisha.eth or gregskril and mention it. ENS plans to have events there in the near future and it’s great to have local contacts.

ENS Core Updates

  • Official Name Wrapper release is slated for next week.
  • New V3 Manager app is also coming soon.
  • The Support Docs have been updated to reflect the coming changes to ENS.
  • Release of ENS Design System for builders to more easily implement ENS style formatting for their dApps and websites.
  • A critical vulnerability was found in an undeployed version of the DNSSEC registrar code. The largest bug bounty in ENS history was recommended to be paid for reporting it, and was approved by the Ecosystem stewards. More information is available here.

Additional Topics

  • We are gathering interest for a collection of people who test ENS related projects and provide feedback to builders. Contact limes or slobo if interested in joining this group.
  • Additionally, a central board of the best ideas for ENS builders to pursue would be beneficial.

:sunny: Public Goods

Public Goods working group meetings are held weekly: Thursday at 5PM UTC.

Small Grants

Another Public Goods Small Grants round has concluded, and the top five voted projects have received 1 ETH each!

Congratulations to the winners listed below, and thank you to all participants and voters!

Please message any of the Public Goods working group stewards with feedback about the small grants process: coltron.eth (Lead), AvsA, and vegayp.


ETH Guatemala | Presented by Francis, EsteChejo, and Marcus

  • Top-voted PG Small Grant during the February round.
  • Managed and organized an event in less than two months.
  • The 1E grant went a very long way and was impactful in educating the Guatemalan community about the benefits of Ethereum and blockchain tech.
  • Six Developer-focused workshops and ten talks, with over 100 attendees.
  • See the full recap here.

Scaffold-Eth | Carlos

:gear: Integrations

  • Web3Inbox - chat with another wallet user using their wallet address or ENS name.
  • Microsoft is preparing to offer a crypto wallet in Edge browser, which features ENS name resolution, as shown in these screenshots.
  • Accounts affiliated with the ENS Twitter account now feature a unique ENS Verified badge, as pictured below.

:chart_with_upwards_trend: Market News

ENS Stats for March 2023

  • 41k new .eth registrations (currently 2.8m names)
  • $1.7m in protocol revenue (all goes to the ENS DAO)
  • 24k new eth accounts w/ at least 1 ENS name (total 678k)
  • 3,307 avatar records set (total 75k)
  • 974 DWeb content records set (total 20,129)

Source: @Makoto

:lock: Security Tip

:crossed_swords: Check out this helpful thread for information about some of the latest scams, and ways that you can protect yourself.

:handshake: Get Involved

Here are some great ways to learn more, stay up-to-date, and participate in ENS DAO:





Thank you very much for reading! Take care. :wave:t3:


Fantastic work Daylon!


good work , I just have ENS domain

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