ENS DAO Newsletter #39 — 07/15/2023

ENS DAO Newsletter #39 - 07/15/2023

:wave: Hello!

Hello and welcome to the Ethereum Name Service DAO Newsletter!

: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.

:triangular_flag_on_post: Upcoming Events

Date Event
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
[Draft] [Executable] Extend ENS DAO to EIP 4824 Open N/A
[Draft] [Executable] Approve further actions and strategies for the Endowment Open N/A
[Draft] [Executable] ENS Invalid Name Refund Proposal Open N/A

Note: The Meta-Governance working group will move to consolidate proposals into a voting period — to be scheduled at the end of each month. For more information, please review @5pence.eth’s thread on streamlining the voting process. For details on the ENS DAO proposal process see our Governance Docs.

:pencil2: Draft Proposals:

:cyclone: ENS Labs Updates

ENS Web Update: June 2023

ENS has been focusing on UX pattern modifications and bug fixes after the successful rollout of v3. They have revamped the primary name setting flow, allowing users to manage or own a name without an ETH record or resolver. The updated flow streamlines the process and optimizes transactions, reducing gas costs. Users now have the ability to unset their primary name directly within the app. The improvements were made based on valuable user feedback, demonstrating ENS’s commitment to user needs. Additional enhancements include adding a primary name tag to profiles, showing if the resolver is from a wildcard lookup, and various bug fixes. ENS is also working on ensjs version 3, which has been refactored to use viem for a simplified codebase.

Read the full Web Update here.

ENS Labs at the Ledger Development Experience

Core devs are participating at this year’s Ledger developer summit in Vierzon, France. Last year witnessed the emergence of several integration projects resulting from the inaugural Ledger Developer Experience, including the successful integration of ENS into Ledger Live and Ledger devices.

Looking ahead to this year, the team at Ledger eagerly anticipates the opportunity to construct more prototypes and explore the future landscape of wallet technology. A primary focus for the company is to deliver the finest user experience possible, not only for their valued consumers but also for the developers involved. To achieve this objective, Ledger is proud to unveil the new Ledger Developer Framework—an all-inclusive developer environment that remains constantly updated and ensures developers have access to the latest tools and resources.

ENS Labs Leadership Hires

ENS Labs has announced new leadership positions within the core team. Two new members will hold the roles of Director of Business Development and Operations Associate, respectively. While another will move into a new role, Director of Marketing. Welcome @Marta and Avery to the team, and congrats to @Sadaf.eth for their new role!

:gear: ENS Development and Integrations

Integration: Coinbase Wallet x ENS

ENS users can now message directly within Coinbase Wallet. Powered by XMTP and compatible with ethereum addresses like .eth, .lens & cb․id — connect with new people directly through the search function, expanding your social circle and enhancing your networking opportunities. Messaging is coupled with end-to-end encryption, guaranteeing that only you and the intended recipients can access and read your messages.

Additionally, they’ve leveraged XMTP’s decentralized and secure communication network to store your encrypted messages, providing an added layer of protection against unauthorized access.

Integration: Lineabuild x ENS

Lineabuild has announced that they’ve started to roll out their alpha release in partnership with ENS. The team has developed one of the first trustless ENS L2 integrations. Read about the Lineabuild Mainnet Alpha launch.

Integration: Blur x ENS

Blur, the NFT Marketplace for Pro Traders, announced their integration with ENS — users will now be able to view and search accounts by ENS.

Integration: Mailchain x ENS

Mailchain, a web3 communication protocol, shared how to use an ENS Name as a secure communication channel. Visit their site to learn more.

ENS Podcasts and Spaces

:globe_with_meridians: Community Updates

Setting an ENS name to a Gnosis Safe

@punk6529 sharead a helpful guide on how to set an ENS name to a Gnosis Safe — read the guide here.

Creating a Decentralized Website with ENS

Fyp.eth shared a Youtube video on how to create a decentralized website and connect it with an ENS name. Watch it now.

Galaxis: ENS Equinox Collection

Registration for the Galaxis ENS Equinox Collection opens on Monday, June 17th. Enter the raffle here. Reminder: an ENS name is a requirement for raffle entry. Only 144 spots are available, so don’t delay!

: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.

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

Working Group Time Day Location
:balance_scale: Meta-Governance 3pm UTC Tuesday Google Meet
:seedling: ENS Ecosystem 4pm UTC Tuesday Google Meet
:high_brightness: Public Goods 5pm UTC Thursday Google Meet

Note: Working group calls are postponed and will resume on June 25th

:hammer: Meta-Governance

The Meta-Governance working group hosted its weekly meetings on July 4th, 2023 and July 11th, 2023:

Core Updates:

Streamlining DAO Voting

Based on delegate feedback, the Meta-Governance working group will move to consolidate proposals within a voting period. Please note that some proposals are still under review and subject to change. Voting periods will be scheduled regularly, preferably at the end of each month.

Furthermore, anyone with a minimum of 100k $ENS can submit an executable proposal on Snapshot at any time. If a proposal gains popularity in the governance forum, the stewards, along with alisha.eth, will prioritize it for a vote during the designated voting window.

Thank you for your ongoing engagement and active participation in our governance process.

:seedling: Ecosystem

The Ecosystem working group hosted its weekly meetings on July 6th, 2023 and July 13th, 2023:

Core Updates:

:sunny: Public Goods

The Public Goods working group hosted its weekly meetings on July 13th, 2023:

Core Updates:

: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:


Excellent work Marcus.