ENS DAO Newsletter #38 - 07/04/2023

ENS DAO Newsletter #38 - 07/04/2023

:wave:t2: Hello!

Hello and welcome to the Ethereum Name Service DAO Newsletter!

:newspaper: Newsletter Roundup (tl;dr)

  • Q3/Q4 (2023): Term 2 begins, lead stewards and secretary appointed.
  • Bounty: 10,000 USDC Reward for Gitcoin Passport plug-in for Discourse.
  • Events: ETH Barcelona, ETH CC, ETHGlobal Paris.
  • Proposals: Further endowment strategies; Extend ENS DAO to EIP-4822.
  • Community: Town hall recap.
  • Integrations: Farcaster, Etherscan, Zapper
  • Working Groups: Lead stewards for Q3/Q4 appointed.


: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.

See also: ENS DAO Q3/Q4 2023 Dashboard


:checkered_flag: Current Events

:dart:Bounty: Gitcoin Passport plug-in for Discourse

Objective: create a Gitcoin Passport plug-in for the ENS DAO Forum. This plug-in should improve Sybil resistance and ensure user anonymity. To understand the complete criteria for the project, please refer to the document available here or reach out to @cthulu.eth

Reward: 10,000 USDC

Note: Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals in the Bounty Thread with project timeline and relevant information.


:triangular_flag_on_post: Upcoming Events

Date Event
July 5 - 9 ETH Barcelona
July 17 - 20 ETH CC
July 18 ENS @ ETH CC
July 21 - 23 ETH Global Paris
July 31 Future of Blockchain University Hackathon


:ballot_box: Recent Proposals

Proposal Discussion Vote
[EP3.7] [Social] Approval of ENS Name Normalization Standard (ENSIP-15) Open Passed
[Draft] [Executable] Extend ENS DAO to EIP 4824 Open N/A
[Draft] [Executable] Approve further actions and strategies for the Endowment Open N/A

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


:pencil2: Draft proposals:


:cyclone: ENS Labs Updates

ENS Town Hall Q2 2023

ENS hosted its Q2 town hall on June 29th, 4PM UTC Time β€” the core team, stewards, and several ecosystem projects presented their results. We’re lucky to have such devoted community members who work tiredlessly to push ENS Forward.

Things to do:

Do you have feature requests that can help improve ENS? Check out http://ens.canny.io and submit your feedback and ideas!


ENS Podcasts and Spaces


:gear: ENS Development and Integrations

Integration: Farcaster x ENS

Farcaster, a β€œsufficiently decentralizied” Web3 social protocol has announced that they are upgrading Farcaster usernames to be compliant with ENS. They are planning to add .eth username support for users that prefer to use their existing ENS name.

Claim your free subname with Farcaster now.


Integration: Zapper x ENS

Zapper, the social web3 explorer, has announced their integration with ENS, enabling users to view their avatar, description, and socials of addresses with ENS profiles, all in one place.

Try it out now.


Integration: Etherscan x ENS

ENS and Etherscan have integrated their platforms to improve user experience and streamline the process of accessing .eth domain names on Etherscan. Users can now search for .eth domain names directly on Etherscan, and clicking on a search result will take them directly to the associated address page on Etherscan. This integration aims to make ENS more accessible and user-friendly within the Ethereum ecosystem.


UX Development: Primary Name Flow

@domico.eth (product designer) announced a significant update that simplifies the process of changing primary names. The update includes gas savings, improved user experience, and new functionality. The new UX displays all potentially valid names, optimizes transactions to minimize gas costs, allows users to unset their primary name directly within the app, with clear explanations on how to do so.

ENS + IPFS Deployment on Fleek

@matoken.eth (developer) provides a guide on deploying websites to ENS+IPFS, which involves converting the website into a Single Page App (SPA) and setting up Continuous Integration (CI) on Fleek. They also explain the process of setting up an SSL certificate, mentioning that SSL certificates are already in place for second-level ENS names.

Read the guide now.


:seedling: ENS Grants Highlights

Ecosystem Grants Review

Project Highlights:


Public Goods Grants Review

The Large Grants initiative was designed to provide funding for projects that offer outstanding utility and impact within the Ethereum ecosystem. This initiative represents an experimental approach to establish a means of funding Public Goods that showcase exceptional usefulness and influence within the Ethereum ecosystem.

In total, the Public Goods working group received 38 submissions, categorized as follows:

  • Education (19)
  • Tools (12)
  • Infrastructure (7)

Read the full review.


:globe_with_meridians: Community Updates

Immutable ENS Websites

Developed by @gregskril (developer) at ETH Global (Waterloo), this project aims to address concerns related to accessing the Tornado Cash website after a DAO attack. The idea proposes a versioned approach to deploying decentralized frontends for web3 protocols in order to ensure the integrity of their contents. Instead of relying on dynamic domain names like tornadocash.eth.limo, the proposal suggests deploying static versions such as v1.tornadocash.eth, v2.tornadocash.eth, and so on, with each version locked and unchangeable.

The goal is to create decentralized websites that contain mission-critical information and require minimal updates. The implementation involves utilizing the ENS NameWrapper, along with a resolver and subname renewal manager contracts created by @serenae, to tie everything together. The project’s frontend is built using Vite, React, RainbowKit, viem, wagmi, and thorin for design, while the core functionality relies on IPFS and ENS.

Read more now.


1W3: June Updates

1W3 is a decentralized web platform that serves as an alternative to Linktree. It provides users with a personalized and censorship-resistant hub to showcase their identity and creations. Users have complete control over their digital presence, free from centralized control. They can integrate various elements such as social profiles, portfolios, blogs, NFTs, videos, podcasts, photos, calendars, and more, all on a single customizable page.

Future developments include:

  1. Arweave Permastorage integration
  2. Image gallery feature
  3. YouTube video embedding

Read the update in full.


DAO Minimalism

During a recent ENS DAO space, @brantlymillegan articulated a vision for DAOs to prioritize simplicity and focus solely on essential governance activities critical to the protocol’s functioning. The overarching objective of this approach was to streamline operations, optimize efficiency, and foster effective governance within the DAO ecosystem.

Listen to the Space now.


:newspaper: Working Group News

Q3/Q4 Lead Working Group Stewards + Secretary Appointment

Lead Stewards:

The responsibilities of Lead Stewards are set out in Rule 8.7 of the Working Group Rules.


  • Stewards have appointed @Limes as the Secretary for this Term.

The responsibilities of the Secretary are set out in Rule 9.8 of the Working Group Rules.


Spending Summary - Working Groups Term 1, 2023

The total working group spending was $1.6m through June 30th, 2023, using a rounded term-end price of $1,900/ETH and $1/USDC.


The Meta-Governance working group spent $281,000 USDC and 29.4 ETH. The spending was primarily allocated for DAO compensation, DAO tooling, endowment fees, and other expenses.

ENS Ecosystem

The Ecosystem working group spent 729,181 USDC and 59 ETH across various categories. The spending included grants, bug bounties, hackathons, support, and other expenses.

Public Goods

The Public Goods working group spent $311,614 USDC and 45 ETH. The spending included grants for large and small projects, as well as support for hackathons.

Please refer to the full summary for a comprehensive breakdown of spending in each category for the respective working groups.


ENS DAO Working Group Schedule (Q3/Q4 2023):

Working Group Time Day Location
:hammer: Meta-Governance 3pm UTC Tuesday Google Meet
:high_brightness: Public Goods 4pm UTC Tuesday Google Meet
:seedling: ENS Ecosystem 4pm UTC Thursday Google Meet


:hammer: Meta-Governance

The Meta-Governance working group hosted its weekly meetings on June 20th:


Core Updates:

  • Endowment Weekly Report β€” June 26th
  • EP 3.7 ENS Name Normalization Standard (ENSIP-15) passed with over 1.9m votes.

Note: Karpatkey will switch to monthly reporting for all DAO collaborations, including ENS. These reports will be delivered in a web format on the 10th of the following month, starting with the report for July 2023 on August 10th.


:seedling: Ecosystem

The Ecosystem working group hosted its weekly meetings on June 22nd:


Core Updates:


:sunny: Public Goods

The Public Goods working group hosted its weekly meetings on June 22nd:


Core Updates:


:chart_with_upwards_trend: ENS Stats - June 2023

  • 36k new .eth registrations (currently 2.7m names)
  • $1.5m in protocol revenue (all goes to the DAO)
  • 30k new eth accounts w/ at least 1 ENS name (total 724k)
  • 9,507 avatar records set (total 102k)
  • 791 DWeb content records set (total 21,087)


: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

1. Fundamentals:

2. Governance:

3. Discuss:

4. Contact:


Thank you very much for reading! Take care. :wave:t2:


These newsletters are great!!

For the ENS Calendar would it be possible to add voting events as they come up (i.e. when a vote is up on Snapshot or Tally)? This would be a really helpful reminder to vote.


Hey @maariab,
Yep. Good call. We were just discussing adding the governance vote windows to the ENS Calendar.

In the meantime we’ll be keeping the dashboard post up to date here ENS DAO Dashboard, and upcoming votes will be on these newsletters as well.

*You’ll also see a new post in the next day or two with some specific info about votes coming up at the end of July.

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We are currently working on integrating a telegram bot that pings delegates/ voters when a proposal is up for vote on Snapshot/tally!!