This dashboard guides DAO actors at various inference points, marking the entry to ENS DAO’s Term 5 governance and activities.
Refer to the official ENS DAO Calendar for meeting links and times. Any other sources are not guaranteed to be accurate.
Note: The Meta-Governance Working Group will commence public calls on February 6th at the regularly scheduled time.
The ENS DAO Newsletter is a bi-weekly summary of the latest developments within ENS Labs, ENS DAO, and the broader ENS community. Since its vintage, It has become a core source for consistent and informative updates aimed at keeping key stakeholders up-to-date.
Proposals are the means through which changes are made to the status quo. They may be drafted in response to a need identified by the Meta-Governance Working Group or by any party that meets the 100k $ENS minimum threshold. These proposals are submitted for a vote. Delegates cast their votes in proportion to the amount of tokens they hold in $ENS. If a proposal achieves quorum and is passed, it is then ratified and implemented. Executable proposals require a series of smart contract operations to be executed by the accounts controlled by the DAO, whereas social proposals do not.
An overview of DAO proposals created between January 1st and December 31st is provided and maintained below. This includes the statuses of each proposal, indicating whether they were passed or defeated:
|[EP5.1] [Executable] Upgrade DNSSEC support
|[EP5.2] [Executable] Commence Streams for Service Providers
|[EP5.x] [Social] Determine ENS Labs’ next steps in eth.link litigation
Requests for Proposal (RFPs) are calls for contributors to perform tasks in exchange for DAO compensation. An overview of the RFP process is outlined as follows:
- Anyone who identifies a need can write and post an RFP on the forum.
- RFPs are managed by the Meta-Governance Working Group.
- Formal assignment and compensation arrangements are mediated by the RFP.
- RFPs that necessitate a change to the status quo will move to a DAO-wide vote.
To view the process at length, please refer to the ENS DAO Governance Documentation.
The ENS DAO manages its activities through specialized working groups. These groups facilitate decision-making and funding allocation in line with the ENS DAO Constitution, bypassing the need for every action to undergo the DAO’s formal proposal process.
Each group focuses on distinct areas, adhering to the ENS DAO Constitution and addressing the DAO’s overall requirements:
- Meta-Governance: Provides governance oversight and support for working group operations through DAO tooling and governance initiatives.
- Ecosystem: Enhances the ENS Ecosystem by identifying and funding high-impact ENS-specific projects.
- Public Goods: Supports the greater Ethereum ecosystem by identfying and funding open-source development.
The roles provided herein are a summary, please refer to [EP1.8][Social] Working Group Rules for complete specifications:
- Steward: Stewards are responsible for overseeing the operation of working groups in accordance with the Working Group Rules and the ENS DAO constitution.
- Lead Steward: Lead Stewards are responsible for the operational management and administration of working groups. They provide regular updates to the DAO related to working group progress, achievements, and challenges.
- DAO Secretary: The Secretary is responsible for managing working relationships and communications across working groups as well as performing administrative duties for the DAO.
There are three elected stewards in each working group. These stewards were appointed via approval voting prior to the start of the Term 5. Lead Stewards are indicated in bold.
Note: Lead role will rotate for public goods throughout the one-year term.
ENS DAO offers several resources for understanding and participating in its ecosystem.
- ENS DAO Basics: Details the ENS DAO, including voting and governance.
- Support Docs: Provides guidance on registration, renewals, and development aspects.
- Governance Docs: Offers additional insights into governance structure.
- ENS Agora: Governance hub for proposal review and voting.
- Give Feedback: Feedback platform where users share input to improve ENS.