ENS DAO Newsletter #33 - 04/15/2023

ENS DAO Newsletter #33 - 04/15/2023

:wave: Hello!

Hello and welcome to the Ethereum Name Service DAO Newsletter!

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

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

We encourage any feedback, questions, or comments!

:newspaper: Newsletter Round Up

:bell: Reminders:


:rotating_light: Updates:

  • We have a new Global section to feature multilingual articles.
  • Links to translated editions can be found on our website.
  • We are introducing two new categories to the Newsletter: ENS Labs Updates and ENS Grants Highlights, the former will focus on following Verified, ENS Affiliated accounts like ens.eth and nick.eth and the latter will focus on following ENS Grants Rounds, its Grantees and other grants initiatives.


:spiral_calendar: ENS Calendar

For the most up-to-date schedule of events, refer to the ENS Calendar.
Any other sources are not guaranteed to be accurate.


:checkered_flag: Current Events:

  • Public goods β€˜Growth Grants’ Submissions: The Public Goods Growth Grants submission phase will run from April 14 - May 4th. This is a 10k Retroactive Public Goods grant. For comprehensive information, read the announcement on the forum.
  • Grantee Workshops: This a Grantee Workshop for those submitting to our Growth Grants round. Three workshops will be hosted on April 17, 24 and May 1. For more information, visit the Grants dashboard.


:ballot_box: Recent Proposals

Proposal Discussion Vote
EP3.5 [EP3.5] [Executable] Activate new .eth Controller and Reverse Registrar Closed Passed

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


Upcoming Proposals:

Proposal Discussion
[Draft] [Temperature Check] ENS invalid name refund proposal Link

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


:cyclone: ENS Labs Updates

NameWrapper Live on MainNet

On March 29th, 2023, jefflau.eth published EP3.5 - Activate new .eth Controller & Reverse Registrar; the long-awaited upgrade was executed with 99.99% voter approval.

EP3.5 is now live on mainnet for @ensdomains!

I'm thrilled to have authored the bulk of these contracts along with much guidance from @nicksdjohnson. It brings a lot of UX boosts for ENS. We'll be testing the new app internally on mainnet and plan to release it within a week! πŸš€

β€” jefflau.eth (@_jefflau) April 7, 2023

EP 3.5 passed with 2.6m votes in favour! πŸŽ‰

The proposal will be executed in just over 24 hours, upgrading the following contracts:
- NameWrapper
- ReverseRegistrar
- ETHRegistrarController
- PublicResolverhttps://t.co/R585RxOsuR pic.twitter.com/RBQkh2TKm3

β€” ensdao.eth (@ENS_DAO) April 5, 2023

[EP3.5] [Executable] Activate new .eth Controller and Reverse Registrar:

We look forward to all the new builds that incorporate the new NameWrapper feature for ENS Domains.


Update on Gasless DNSSEC

Gasless DNSSEC is an integration that is currently being developed by the ENS Labs team. This will make it possible for anyone with a DNS name to ENS-enable it by setting DNS TXT records, with no onchain gas fees whatsoever. Currently, the integration is open for review, and more details can be found in the pull request.

However, a critical vulnerability was discovered in an undeployed version of the DNSSEC registrar code. This vulnerability could have allowed anyone to claim or update a DNSSEC name that was owned by another user. Fortunately, the bug was discovered before deployment and before any users were affected.

@Nick.eth recommended the @Ecosystem_Stewards payout a $100,000 bug bounty for a critical vulnerability discovered in an undeployed version of the DNSSEC registrar code. Slobo.eth approved the payout and echoed Nick’s gratitude to the submitter and others who are helping to find bugs in the code.


Call for ENS Foundation Director

Brantly Millegan has expressed his desire to resign as a director, and the DAO will appoint a new director following a nomination process and election. The announcement on the forum outlines the process for nominating a new director for the ENS Foundation, a Cayman Islands incorporated foundation that represents the ENS DAO in the real world.

Any person who is 18 years of age or older can nominate themselves to be a director of the ENS Foundation during the nomination window, with no residency or nationality restrictions. To nominate yourself, you must complete a Snapshot proposal with your legal name, Twitter handle, age, and whether you are a U.S citizen or permanent resident or live in the U.S. or one of its territories.

Additionally, you must answer why you should be appointed as a director, how you would handle a request from the SEC for information about the ENS Foundation and/or the $ENS token, and provide any other information you feel is relevant to your nomination.

Once you have completed your nomination proposal, you must copy and paste it into the nominees thread and provide a link to your Snapshot nomination. To be considered for election, you must receive 100,000 votes on Snapshot in support of your nomination.

If you have any questions, please ask in the relevant thread or reach out to @Alisha.eth / @futurealisha on Twitter. It is recommended that you seek independent legal advice before nominating yourself to be a director of the ENS Foundation.


Important Dates:

  • April 10, 9AM UTC: Nomination window opens
  • April 30, 9AM UTC: Nomination window closes
  • May 1, 9AM UTC: Election commences
  • May 5, 9AM UTC: Election closes

Submit your nomination here: ENS Foundation Director.


ENS Spaces

ENS Core team members hosted several spaces throughout the fortweek, listen to the conversations:


:seedling: ENS Grants Highlights

ENS Small Grants

Both the Ecosystem and Public Goods Working Groups have launched another round of ENS Grants; voting is set to commence on April 16th, 2023.

Delegates and DAO-members are encouraged to submit their votes via the ENS Grants site. For more detail on this month’s grants round, read the April 2023 Small Grants Discussion on the forum.


Ecosystem Grants

Projects eligible for the Ecosystem small grants rounds are those that build on or improve the ENS Ecosystem. Applicable projects are meaningfully building, creating content, or improving the ENS ecosystem. 7 projects will receive .7 ETH each.

Public Goods Grants

Projects eligible for the Public Goods small grants rounds have a broader scope that benefits the entire Ethereum or Web3 space. Applicable projects should not be ENS-specific but may include ENS functionality. 5 projects will receive 1 ETH each.


ENS Growth Grants

The Public Goods working group stewards are introducing Growth Grants :potted_plant: – a new retroactive grant opportunity from the Public Goods working group! With this grant, we are proud to award 10k USDC to five projects that have positively impacted the Ethereum or Web3 ecosystems.
The primary goal of this grant is to recognize and support established projects that have demonstrated their value and positively impacted the Ethereum or Web3 landscapes.

– @Coltron.eth


Any questions about the process should be prepared in advance of the Grantee Workshops.


Key Dates:

  • Submissions: April 14th – May 4th
  • Grantee workshops: April 17th, 24th and May 1st.
  • Review: May 4th – 15th
  • Winners announced: May 18th


Gitcoin Grants Beta Round

ENS DAO is sponsoring the upcoming Gitcoin Grants Beta Round utilizing Gitcoin’s decentralized grants stack, Allo Protocol.

The ENS Ecosystem DAO stewards @AlexSlobodnik, @yambo_eth, and I are happy to announce we will be sponsoring the @Gitcoin Program Beta Round utilizing the Allo protocol.

Important Dates:
4/12 - 4/21: Applications are open
4/12 - 4/24: Grant Reviews
4/25 - 5/9: Beta Rounds Live https://t.co/SYoIXx41Rp

β€” limes.eth, CPA (@EnlightenedLime) April 12, 2023

The grants stack allows teams to deploy on-chain funding rounds in a trustless manner, but it comes with a cost of gas that needs to be paid every time records are updated or posted on the application.

To mitigate this, builders can post a preview of their project as a reply to @Limes’ thread to receive feedback and avoid mistakes before deploying on-chain. The ecosystem group may sponsor gas fees for deploying applications, but this is subject to the discretion of the stewards. Builders are advised to use this support judiciously.

  • More details about the $50k sponsored round can be found on the forum.


Key Dates:

  • Applications open: April 12 - April 21
  • Review: April 12 - April 24
  • Beta round: April 25 - May 9


Retroactive Grant: CCIP-read implementation on Starknet

In December 2022, Nethermind proposed to build a CCIP implementation for ENS on StarkNet, allowing effortless linking of StarkNet addresses to ENS domains. This will provide infrastructure for generalized CCIP-read for StarkNet, allow integration of StarkNet applications with ENS, and provide a cheap and trustless storage layer for registries.

Since their initial proposal, the Nethermind team have continued to provide updates on the development of the implementation, which can be found on the forum. The ENS DAO Ecosystem Stewards have provided a further retroactive grant of $20,000 USDC for their continued work on the implementation.


:globe_with_meridians: Community Updates

ENS Town Hall Q1 2023 Summary

Both @zadok7 and @184.eth have provided summaries of last month’s ENS Town Hall; you can find their reviews here and here (respectively).


DAO Global Hackathon 2023: Bounties

On April 6th, Aragon announced its Global Hackathon featuring a specific ask from the ENS DAO community to build new apps that may streamline the governance process. For a full breakdown of the bounties, visit the 2023 DAO Global Hackathon Bounties site.



  • Streamline governance and working group communications ($2000 USD)
  • Improve DAO voter’s identities ($2000 USD)
  • Build a better discourse plugin for DAO governance ($2500 USD)


New Partnerships: 1W3 & ETH Limo

The partnership between 1W3 and eth.limo enables every website published at 1W3 to be pinned as IPFS data on their platform, providing fast and reliable access to ENS domain data. This collaboration with the ENS ecosystem ensures improved speed and availability for ENS websites.


ENS Vision Podcast

ENS Vision recently launched a podcast called β€˜The Web3 Vision’; the host, Matt Garcia, welcomed Nick.eth as the first guest on the podcast. This follows the announcement of a $2 million raise into ENS Vision, led by 1confirmation.

The Web3 Vision Podcast is now live!

Episode 1: Nick.eth
Creator of ENS domains@nicksdjohnson @mattgarciaeth #ENS #web3 pic.twitter.com/S94AWX3nkz

β€” ens.vision (@ensvision) April 3, 2023
  • Watch on YouTube.
  • Listen on Spotify.
  • Read the $2 million raise announcement by 1confirmation here.


ENS IRL: New York City and Tokyo

Several members of the ENS Community met simultaneously in different cities across hemispheres. Ecosystem stewards and ENS Labs team members organized and hosted the ENS Happy Hour during NFT NYC at Helen’s in New York. Meanwhile, public goods stewards and more ENS Labs team members hosted several talks and meet ups in the city of 808 villages. Several highlights from both events below:


:gear: Integrations

Uniswap Mobile Wallet

Uniswap, a popular decentralized finance (DeFi) platform, has launched a mobile wallet that allows users to seamlessly swap tokens on Mainnet, Polygon, Arbitrum, and Optimism. The wallet also allows users to discover top tokens by market cap, price charts, and volume, favorite tokens and wallet addresses, connect to any app on Mainnet or L2s with WalletConnect, see NFT details, and choose between manual or encrypted iCloud backups. The mobile wallet is self-custodial, ensuring that the user’s crypto can’t be misused by a centralized party, and it is designed to be simple, safe, and easy to use. It supports ENS and sending between ENS names.

The Uniswap mobile wallet is now available for download on the iOS App Store in several countries throughout the world, with additional countries to be launched soon.

  • Read the announcement here.


Coinbase: Web3 Profiles

Coinbase, a popular cryptocurrency exchange, has announced the launch of free web3 profiles in partnership with ENS domains. Users can create a profile page and share it with friends to discover popular NFT collections, tokens, and more using the Coinbase Wallet app or webpage.

Over 5 million @ensdomains holders (2.8M .eth, 2M+.cb.id) now have their own homepage on the internet!

We hope this will be the easiest way to get paid, find web3 frens, and show off those sweet sweet NFTs

Let us know what features you want to see here! https://t.co/1N0LI2r2Tx

β€” Sid Coelho-Prabhu | sidcoin.eth πŸ›‘οΈ (@sid_coelho) April 5, 2023


SIWE Integration: SISMO

Sismo is a platform that allows users to aggregate their digital identities and selectively reveal data derived from their web2 or web3 accounts. You can now sign in with your ENS, reveal your Twitter, prove NFT ownership privately and at once.

  • Read the announcement here.


Upcoming Zerion Integration

Zerion are teasing an upcoming integration with ENS. Listen to the recording, broadcasted on April 12th 2023 for more details.


Rover X Integration

Rover X is a multi-wallet portfolio tracking dapp that enables ultra-fast notifications, custom price alerts, and more. They recently announced a streamlined process to bring NFTs to mobile phones using their app. They’re currently offering all ENS Holders a 6 month trial who sign up before June 30th.

The app is designed to help users manage their NFT portfolio and stay up-to-date with their investments. The message encourages ENS holders to download RoverX and take advantage of the free trial offer. Download the app and sign in with your ENS to claim the offer.


:newspaper: Working Group News

For Q1/Q2 2023, the lead stewards for each working group are:

The responsibilities of lead stewards are set out in Rule 8.7 of the Working Group Rules.


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


:balance_scale: Meta-Governance

The Meta-Governance working group hosted its weekly meetings on April 4th and April 11th:


Financial Reporting:


:arrows_counterclockwise: Ecosystem

The Ecosystem working group hosted its weekly meetings on April 6th and April 13th:


ENS DAO Proposals:


:white_check_mark: Public Goods

The Public Goods working group hosted its weekly meetings on April 6th and April 13th:


ENS Growth Grants:


:lock: Security Tip

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


:handshake: Get Involved





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