☎️ ENS Ecosystem Working Group – Weekly Meeting: 12pm ET, Thursday

September 14th, 2023


Agenda

  1. Core Updates @gregskril (7 mins)
  2. Project Highlights (10 mins)
  3. Small grants are live! ( 5 mins)
  4. Weekly Review of canny. (5 mins)
  5. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  6. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  7. Open space for additional topics

Please reach out to @slobo.eth / twitter if you want to present.

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:seedling: Ecosystem Meeting, September 14th, 2023

Details

Time/Day – 12pm ET (4pm UTC) every Thursday
Google Meet Link – http://meet.google.com/ecv-oizn-psi

Stewards: @slobo.eth | ENS Profile, @limes | ENS Profile, @184.eth | ENS Profile

:information_source: Please reach out to @slobo.eth if you would like to present on a future call.

Agenda

  1. Core Updates @gregskril (7 mins)
  2. Project Highlights (10 mins)
  3. Small grants are live! ( 5 mins)
  4. Weekly Review of canny (5 mins)
  5. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  6. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  7. Open space for additional topics

Attendance

slobo.eth, limes.eth, Mac Budkowski, Tim Daub, aexek.eth, arcadian.eth, cap, corbin page, gregskril.eth, light walker, mailchain (verycozy.eth), maintainer, marcus (estmcmxci.eth), marcus am, paul, premm.eth, sydmeand.eth, tyler caldonia, vincent (zadok7.eth), yungsb

1. Core Updates

@gregskril (ENS | X)

  • ENS Labs is welcoming @184.eth as the ENS Support Lead. Message him a congrats! (Post)

  • @mdt gave a great talk on CCIP Read at DappCon (Post)

  • ENS is at Safecon! Message @marta if you want to say hi (Post)

  • ENS will have $10k of prizes at ETHGlobal New York, there are 3 days left to apply (ETH Global)

  • At ETH Global, there will be a XMTP x ENS corner store providing attendees goodies (Post)

  • Gasless DNSSEC can now be run in a test environment. Check out the writeup for more details (Writeup)

2. Project Highlights

Kiwi News | Tim Daub (X | Farcaster) & Mac Budkowski (X | Farcaster)

Kiwi News is a web3 alternative to the tech focused news website Hackernews. Profiles on Kiwi News use Sign in with Ethereum for login and integrates ENS for account data. Check out the leaderboard of the profiles with the most upvoted posts on Kiwi News!

  • Kiwi News is built on an open, permissionless and decentralized peer to peer protocol. To learn more about how Kiwi News works, check out the Protocol Guide
  • Look for Kiwi News in the next Small Grants round and consider voting for them
  • The team will be speaking at Protocol Berg on September 15, 2023. If you’re in Berlin, go to see their talk

3. ENS grants are live!

ENS Grants has been running for over a year now and this time around we are in the arena trying things. The voting system was changed from token weighted voting to instead use NFT based voting where 1 NFT = 1 vote. The mechanism to the distributon of this NFT is not public as of yet. 15 ETH is up for grabs for 10 different projects in conjunction with the grants round the Public Goods Working Group is running. Apply today!

Small Grants Details
ENS Grants Site

4. Weekly Review of ens.canny.io

Engagement and upvoting on Canny are helpful, offering direct feedback to ENS Labs & Working Groups that benefit the ENS protocol. ENS.canny.io includes: feature requests, integrations, bug reports, and community upvoting. Read more on the :scroll: Forum here.
  • The ENS Canny Board was reviewed.

5. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement

If you’d like to connect with ENS folks at these events, reach out in advance on Twitter or Telegram.
DATE Event/Location Who is Attending
Sep 22-24 ETH New York gregskril.eth, sadaf.eth, slobo.eth, limes.eth, makoto.eth, katherine.eth, alexandro netto
Oct 6-8 ETH Rome gregskril.eth
Nov 13-19 Devconnect ENS Labs & DAO
Nov 17-19 ETH Instanbul ENS Labs & DAO

ENS Happy Hour @ ETH NY Sep 23rd 2023

ETH Global New York - Hackathon

  • ENS will have presence and is happy to sponsor the event.
  • Let @gregskril know your ideas for building here
  • Check out the prizes and categories here

6. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants

:scroll: Forum: Term 4 Grants – The Ecosystem Working Group grants are designed to support projects and builders contributing to the ENS ecosystem. Apply anytime through the DeForm platform here. Evaluation process takes ~4 weeks

6. Open Space for Additional Topics

None.

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September 21st, 2023


Agenda

  1. Core Updates @gregskril (7 mins)
  2. Project Highlights (10 mins)
  3. Small grants ( 5 mins)
  4. Weekly Review of canny. (5 mins)
  5. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  6. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  7. Open space for additional topics

Please reach out to @slobo.eth / twitter if you want to present.

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:seedling: Ecosystem Meeting, September 21st, 2023

Details

Time/Day – 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet Link – meet.google.com/ecv-oizn-psi

Stewards: @slobo.eth (ENS | Twitter), @limes (ENS | Twitter), @184.eth (ENS | Twitter)

:information_source: Please reach out to @slobo.eth (Twitter) if you would like to present on future calls.

Agenda

  1. Core Updates @gregskril
  2. Project Highlights
  3. Small grants
  4. Weekly Review of ens.canny
  5. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  6. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  7. Open space for additional topics

Attendance

slobo.eth, limes.eth, 184.eth, broke boy, cap.eth, dr3a, greg skril, light walker, marcus (estmcmxci), shaik hidayath, vegayp, ethmoji punks, vincent (zadok7.eth),


1. Core Updates

FrENSday

  • FrENSday is happening – Go to frensday.ens.domains
  • The first ENS conference in Istanbul, Turkey on the premier day of DevConnect 2023 - tweet
  • Multiple stages are planned for frENSday, along with food and other activities.
  • Speakers will include team members like Nick, Cory, and others covering technical topics.
    • Vitalik, B Others will also be speaking at the event.

ETH NewYork

  • Multiple events are taking place in New York.
  • Several community builders are participating in the hackathon.

New Hires

  • ENS labs has hired a new QA person. They will be focusing on making sure any code rolled out is of high quality and performs as expected.

2. Project Highlights

No highlights for today


3. Small Grants

:scroll: Forum: Small Grants Q3 2023 (Public Goods & Ecosystem).
  • Deadline for the small grants submissions is Friday with voting to open after the weekend.
  • If you are not already eligible, to participate in voting, request a Voter Card.

4. Weekly Review of ens.canny.io

Engagement and upvoting on Canny are vital, offering direct feedback to ENS Labs & Working Groups that benefit the ENS protocol. ENS.canny.io includes: feature requests, integrations, bug reports, and community upvoting. Read more on the :scroll: Forum here.

5. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement

If you’d like to connect with ENS folks at these events, reach out in advance on Twitter or Telegram.
DATE Event/Location Who is Attending
Sep 22-24 ETHGlobal New York gregskril.eth, sadaf.eth, slobo.eth, limes.eth, makoto.eth, katherine.eth, alexandro netto, light walker,
Nov 13-17 Devconnect
Nov 17-19 ETHIstanbul

ENS Happy Hour @ ETHGlobal New York Sep 23rd 2023

  • Many from the Working Groups, ENS Labs and community will be attending.

6. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants

:scroll: Forum: Term 4 Grants – The Ecosystem Working Group grants are designed to support projects and builders contributing to the ENS ecosystem. Apply anytime through the DeForm platform here. Evaluation process takes ~4 weeks, and unsuccessful applications can reapply in the future.

7. Open space for additional topics

New email contact address

  • @Limes is preparing a new ENS domains email address which will serve as a point of contact for ENS-related queries.
  • The email account will be managed by the Secretary, who will filter questions and direct them to the appropriate parties.

Ethmoji punks

  • @meta8.eth shared details of their work and an upcoming Beeple event. For more information, see here

September 28th, 2023


:rotating_light: On Chain Voting Live :rotating_light:

  1. Refund Invalid .eth
  2. Fund the Endowment (second tranche)

Agenda

  1. On-Chain Votes
  2. Core Updates @gregskril (7 mins)
  3. Project Highlights (10 mins) @vegayp @lightwalker.eth
  4. EthGlobal New York Highlights
  5. Small grants – voting live ?? hopefully ( 5 mins)
  6. Weekly Review of canny. (5 mins)
  7. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  8. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  9. Open space for additional topics

Please reach out to @slobo.eth / twitter if you want to present.

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:seedling: Ecosystem Meeting, September 28th, 2023

Details

Time/Day – 12pm ET (4pm UTC)
Google Meet Link – meet.google.com/ecv-oizn-psi

Stewards: @slobo.eth (ENS | Twitter), @limes (ENS | Twitter), @184.eth (ENS | Twitter)

:information_source: Please reach out to @slobo.eth (Twitter) if you would like to present on future calls.

Agenda

  1. Onchain votes
    • Refund Invalid .eth
    • Fund the Endowment (second tranche)
  2. Core Updates
  3. Project Highlights
  4. EthGlobal New York Highlights
  5. Small grants
  6. Weekly Review of ens.canny.io
  7. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  8. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  9. Open space for additional topics

Attendance

slobo.eth, limes.eth, 184.eth, accessor, alex plutta, alexandro netto, cap, dr3a, eskender abebe, evan moyer, greg skrilloff, lightwalker, mailchain (verycozy.eth), premm, russell bookland, shaik hidayath, tyler caldonia, vegayp


1. Onchain Votes

2. Core Updates

@gregskril (ENS | Twitter)

Onchain proposals on Agora.ensdao.org

  • You can always cast your vote for proposals on Agora, Tally, or in other places.
  • Agora has been updated, with work funded by MetaGov WG, and it’s encouraged to try it out and give feedback.
    • You can let Greg know and he’ll pass it onto the Agora Team.

Proposal Updates on Telegram

  • Stay up to date on active ENS DAO proposals by subscribing to the ‘notification-only’ Telegram channel.

ENS Workshop, ETHGlobal

  • Many from ENS DAO, ENS Labs and community attended the ETHGlobal New York Hackathon.
  • Several on the WG call were also there building, and the Hackathon has led to a lot of good feedback for developer ideas.
  • There were many cool projects and winners, and the intention to get some several of those projects on the call in the coming weeks to present.
    • Explore Projects here.

Dev Side - Developer workshop

  • GregSkril delivered a workshop titled, “Identity in Your Apps”. - watch it on youtube

frENSday was announced last week.

  • Go to frensday.ens.domains
  • It will be the opening event in Istanbul on Nov 13th
  • If you have something to share and would like to participate go to the site, check it out and apply to speak.
  • There is also a volunteer page to get more community involved.
  • More information on registration, speakers and events will be released in next few days and weeks.
    On call Feedback/discussion
    • mailchain (verycozy.eth) gave oncall feedback they were not able to make multiple frENSday speaker submissions on behalf of teammembers.
      • Less than 20 minutes later GregSkril gave an update this was fixed.

New Hires

  • ENS labs has hired a new QA person - Sukendu goes by SG. They will be focusing on making sure any code rolled out is of high quality and has fewer bugs (or none).

3. Project Highlights

Alex Plutta (ENS | Twitter) from Resolv3R (with DM3)

  • Alex Plutta provided an update of the Resolv3r, a project built at ETHPrague, which seeks to make ens records on L2, to address the high transaction costs of L1.
  • Resolv3r utilises their CCIP-Resolver for general data retrieval and ENS-Bedrock-Resolver for the functionality of retrieving and verifying onchain data. They aim to add additional chains and integrations over time.
  • Resolv3r is open source, supported through public goods funding.

@LightWalker.eth (ENS | Twitter) from NameHash (Namehash.io)

  • lightwalker gave a preview of NameGuard, a project the Namehash team have been building.
    • Nameguard is upcoming open-source infrastructure aiming to make ENS safer and set to launch in late October.
    • See more in their small grants submission: NameGuard - Security “X-ray” that helps to protect from hidden risks in ENS names.
  • The project focuses on mitigating risks including inbound message or transaction impersonation and deceptive practices on platforms like OpenSea.
  • NameGuard will consist of a library, an API, a typescript client, a UI kit, and a web app. It aims to identify risks at multiple analytical layers, from names to code points.
  • Lightwalker welcomes questions and possible integrations to further enhance the safety measures in place.

4. EthGlobal New York Highlights

Greg asked slobo.eth to first share his hackathon project: Address Book.

Slobo.eth (ENS | Twitter) from NameStone (NameStone.xyz | Twitter)

  • Address Book
    • “The label maker creates an address book of ENS resolvable address/label to any contract or EOA”
    • Where you can assign a label to any address, have it searchable and viewable on manager app and custom UI. Anyone can label an address, view all labels, or see who set them.
    • All possible due to CCIP Read, namestone.xyz, and Thorin.

@gregskril (ENS | Twitter)

ETH Global hackathon Winners

  • Greg, Eskender and Makoto dedicated their entire weekend to help builders and judge. There were several categogies for awards from ENS:
    • Best Use of ENS
    • Best Use of Subnames
    • Best Use of Thorin
    • Honourable Mentions
  • There were 9 project winners in total. Below are a few of the highlights Greg demod on the call:
    • onthis.xyz
      • Winner: Best Use of ENS
      • “We built Shortcuts, a better way to DeFi. What are Shortcuts? They are human-readable addresses that anyone can send ETH to directly from their wallets and do things like bridging, minting, earning, swapping & leveraging.”
      • Execute cross chain swaps and leverage trades on GMX by sending ETH to 10xbull.eth or 10xbear.
    • subnodesymphony
      • Winner: Best Use of Subnames
      • “Subnode Symphony allows for holders of vanity ENS domains to deposit and generate passive income by enabling users to bid on subdomains.”
      • It’s a technical piece and is live on Goerli to explore.
    • Makermeet
      • Winner: Best Use of Thorin
      • “AI-driven connections and messaging for creatives built on XMTP and Airstack”
      • Makermeet was more front end focused. Making it easier to build domains on web3, with functionality baked in.
    • Airtracker
      • Winner: Honourable Mentions
      • “Decentralized physical asset tracking using AirTags and blockchain storage and messaging”
      • Leverages airtags, sending messages on xmtp, with updated locations.
  • Listen to ENS Radio recap of the ETHGlobal NY Hackathon on twitter.
  • ENS will also also be sponsoring ethblobal Istanbul.

5. Small Grants

:scroll: Forum: ENS September 2023 Small Grants Update.
  • This is an experimental Small Grants round, comprising 4 pieces of tech being built.
  • The NFT Contract has been deployed.
    • All addresses of those eligible to vote have been collected.
    • The NFT that is the ability to vote is non transferrable on Optimism mainnet.
    • The NFT Token has not been sent out yet. It will be sent, after a few more proposals are manually added.
  • The new snapshot voting strategy has been setup.
    • Work continues to make sure the front end works with the new strategy.
  • When ready, the opening of Voting will be promoted across working group calls, the Forum, and on twitter.

6. Weekly Review of ens.canny.io

Engagement and upvoting on Canny are vital, offering direct feedback to ENS Labs & Working Groups that benefit the ENS protocol. ENS.canny.io includes: feature requests, integrations, bug reports, and community upvoting.

7. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement

If you’d like to connect with ENS folks at these events, reach out in advance on Twitter or Telegram.
DATE Event/Location Who is Attending Event Notes
Oct 5-6 ETHMilan Privacy and security focused
Nov 13 frENSday
Nov 13-19 Devconnect
Nov 17-19 ETHIstanbul

RECAP: ENS Happy Hour happened on Sep 23rd 2023 during ETHGlobal New York

  • Many from the Working Groups, ENS Labs and community attended the Happy Hour and Hackathon.

8. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants

:scroll: Forum: Term 4 Grants – The Ecosystem Working Group grants are designed to support projects and builders contributing to the ENS ecosystem. Apply anytime through the DeForm platform here. Evaluation process takes ~4 weeks, and unsuccessful applications can reapply in the future.

9. Open space for additional topics

Safety Reminder - use tools that help you not lose money

  • Greg took a moment to share a recent tweet on security in web3, after seeing more people getting phished and scammed. See the tweet

Ecosystem WG welcomes builders to the calls.

  • Slobo encouraged builders to join the calls.
  • There are plenty of things to do and lots of things to name.
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Agenda

  1. Onchain votes results
  2. Core Updates @gregskril (7 mins)
  3. Project Highlights (10 mins)
  4. Small grants – voting livefor sure? ( 5 mins)
  5. Weekly Review of canny. (5 mins)
  6. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  7. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  8. Open space for additional topics

Please reach out to @slobo.eth / twitter if you want to present.

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Ecosystem Meeting, October 5th, 2023

Details

Time/Day – 12pm ET (4pm UTC) every Thursday
Google Meet Link – http://meet.google.com/ecv-oizn-psi

Stewards: @slobo.eth | ENS Profile, @limes | ENS Profile, @184.eth | ENS Profile

:information_source: Please reach out to @slobo.eth if you would like to present on a future call.

Agenda

  1. Onchain votes results
  2. Core Updates @gregskril (7 mins)
  3. Project Highlights (10 mins)
  4. Small grants (5 mins)
  5. Weekly Review of canny. (5 mins)
  6. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  7. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  8. Open space for additional topics

Attendance

slobo.eth, limes.eth, cap, corbin page, gregskril.eth, light walker, senad, mailchain (verycozy.eth), maintainer, marcus (estmcmxci.eth), marcus am, paul, premm.eth, sydmeand.eth, tyler caldonia, vincent (zadok7.eth), yungsb, drea, Eduardo, Nodar, Eldari

1. Onchain Voting Results

:scroll: Two Onchain proposals have passed

2. Core Updates

@gregskril (X)

  • The ENS Labs team is in Rome for the ETH Rome hackathon
    • The Public Goods Working Group has put up a $5,000 bounty at the Hackathon
  • Frens day is around the corner and tickets are availible here
    • Early Bird, Student, and Local discounts are avalible
    • Speaker and Sponsorship applications are availible here
    • Vitalik Buterin will be speaking!
  • ENS Blog has been launched https://blog.ens.domains/
    • Planned to be used for all things ENS
    • Eskender clarified that over time, the vision is for the blog to not just be owned by ENS Labs, but also be a design space for all types of things in the ENS ecosystem
  • Development of an EVM CCIP-Read Gateway is in development and can be viewed here

3. Project Highlights

OnThis | Igor Yuzo (X)

OnThis builds shortcuts to contract interactions via simply sending ETH.

  • Examples of this are NFT mints, staking on LIDO, etc.
  • OnThis built a shortcut at the ETHGlobal NY Hackathon and demonstrated their shortcut for 10xbull.eth, where simply sending eth to the address opens a trade on GMX (An options project on Arbitrum) from mainnet.
  • OnThis won a prize for best use case from ENS for their ability to simplify intent to action

Domainer Expo | Ishmilly (X)

Domainer Expo is a conference about all different types of domains in Web2 and Web3 focused around education and innovation

  • Ishmilly is involved in the event and encouarged people interested in ENS domains to attend
  • The event will be occuring December 6-7

1W3 | Hid (X)

  • 1W3 recently crossed 1000 signed up users! (Announcement)
  • New features have been coming to 1W3, including a pay with paypal option

4. Small Grants

The ENS Small Grants process is still in progress, every project who made a submission is still valid and the site is expected to be up next week

Small Grants Details
ENS Grants Site

5. Weekly Review of ens.canny.io

Engagement and upvoting on Canny are vital, offering direct feedback to ENS Labs & Working Groups that benefit the ENS protocol. ENS.canny.io includes: feature requests, integrations, bug reports, and community upvoting. Read more on the :scroll: Forum here.
  • A discussion occured around the architecture of ENS name on layer 2s. To learn more, check out [ENSIP 11]

6. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement

If you’d like to connect with ENS folks at these events, reach out in advance on Twitter or Telegram.
DATE Event/Location Who is Attending
Oct 6-8 ETH Rome gregskril.eth
Nov 13-19 Devconnect limes.eth, slobo.eth, gregskril.eth, coltron.eth, esk3nder.eth, sadaf.eth, 184.eth
Nov 17-19 ETH Instanbul gregskril.eth

7. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants

:scroll: Forum: Term 4 Grants – The Ecosystem Working Group grants are designed to support projects and builders contributing to the ENS ecosystem. Apply anytime through the DeForm platform here. Evaluation process takes ~4 weeks

8. Open Space for Additional Topics

ETH Tools | Thomas Clowes (X)

  • Thomas’ project ethtools.com has had some updates to it. If anyone has ideas for tools for their ETH development journey, Thomas wants to hear from you
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Agenda

  1. Core Updates @gregskril (7 mins)
  2. Fellowship
  3. Project Highlights (10 mins)
  4. Small grants – going live next week! ( 5 mins)
  5. Weekly Review of canny. (5 mins)
  6. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  7. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  8. Open space for additional topics

Please reach out to @slobo.eth / twitter if you want to present.

Ecosystem Meeting, October 12, 2023

Details

Time/Day – 12pm ET (4pm UTC) every Thursday
Google Meet Link – http://meet.google.com/ecv-oizn-psi

Stewards: @slobo.eth | ENS Profile, @limes | ENS Profile, @184.eth | ENS Profile

:information_source: Please reach out to @slobo.eth if you would like to present on a future call.

Agenda

  1. Core Updates
  2. Fellowship
  3. Project Highlights
  4. Small grants
  5. Weekly Review of Canny
  6. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  7. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  8. Open space for additional topics

Attendance

slobo.eth, limes.eth, 184.eth, 5pence, Antonio Seveso, caldonia.eth, Cap, 3du.eth, Evan Moyer, Federico Castelli, Greg Skriloff, lightwalker.eth, estmcmxci.eth, Prem, Hid, Syd Mead-Limo, Thomas Clowes

1. Core Updates

@gregskril

Gasless DNSSEC

Gasless DNSSEC has been deployed on Sepolia!

Gasless DNSSEC allows DNS name owners to use their existing domains in the web3 ecosystem for free. For instructions on how to turn DNS names into ENS on the Sepolia testnet, follow the instructions here.

Ownership Tab

A new tab called the Ownership tab has been added to the ENS App in efforts to make the relationship between owners and managers more intuitive.

ENS Blog

The ENS Blog has launched! Check out the blog here.

2. ENS Fellowship

It was announced that @Premm.eth is the winner of the ENS Fellowship Grant, he’s excited to continue heads down building on ENS and is looking forward to meeting others at Devconnect.

3. Project Highlights

Fluidkey | Antonio Seveso

Fluidkey was the winner of the overall ENS prize at ETH Rome and came to the call to present their hackathon project.

Fluidkey allows a user to generate an infinite amount of stealth addresses when resolving ENS names. Using ENS offchain resolution, a subscriber of FluidKey can share their ENS name with multiple parties and a new address will be generated between each resolution. No one will be able to see the previously generated addresses by other parties.

All the addresses are controlled by the same key pair and appear together in FluidKeys UI. The project is in Alpha, sign up for updates on fluidkey.com.

Namehash Labs | @lightwalker.eth

Namehash Labs is an innovation network working to design and develop open source ENS focused infrastructure and public goods. On the call, lightwalker announced two such projects that their team has been developing.

Nameguard

Nameguard is a solution to identify impersonation attempts using ENS names. This product is targeted at other web3 devs to add to their apps.

A few of the features are as follows:

  1. ENS health checks: This feature allows interprets your name records to help you understand the implications of your records (ex Owner, Manager, Resolver, etc)
  2. Smart Auto-Renewal: This will allow you to autorenew your ENS name using a credit card
  3. ENS Profile Completion Score: To spread awareness about all the capabilities of your ENS name, the gamification of a completion score will hopefully incentivise people to use ENS to its full capability

Additionally, Nameguard is participating in ENS’s Small Grants round. Consider voting for them when voting is live here.

NameKit

Inspired by RainbowKit, NameKit is hoping to reduce the cost and complexity of implementing ENS on wallets and dapps.

NameKit has four distinct ENS journeys

  1. Find your ENS idenity
  2. Design your ENS identity
  3. Interact with others
  4. Manage your ENS identity

These user journeys bring all functionality to one place that can be implemented on any site.

NameKit will be an open source public good for anybody to use. The plan is to release NameKit by the end of 2023, look for more public announcements at frENS Day!

1W3 | @hidayath.eth

Announcing the 1w3 decentralized website buildathon! Send your submissions here.

Deform is also now supported in 1W3! Check out the announcement post here.

4. Small grants

Voting on small grants is expected to commence next week

5. Weekly Review of Canny

Engagement and upvoting on Canny are helpful, offering direct feedback to ENS Labs & Working Groups that benefit the ENS protocol. ENS.canny.io includes feature requests, integrations, bug reports, and community upvoting. Read more on the :scroll: Forum here.

6. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement

DATE Event/Location Who is Attending
Nov 13 frENS Day limes.eth, slobo.eth, gregskril.eth, coltron.eth, esk3nder.eth, sadaf.eth, 184.eth
Nov 13-19 Devconnect limes.eth, slobo.eth, gregskril.eth, coltron.eth, esk3nder.eth, sadaf.eth, 184.eth
Nov 17-19 ETH Instanbul gregskril.eth

frENS day is around the corner and tickets are availible here

  • Early Bird, Student, and Local discounts are avalible
  • Speaker and Sponsorship applications are available here
  • @vbuterin will be speaking!

7. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants

:scroll: Forum: Term 4 Grants – The Ecosystem Working Group grants are designed to support projects and builders contributing to the ENS ecosystem. Apply anytime through the DeForm platform here. Evaluation process takes ~4 weeks

8. Open Space for Additional Topics

:scroll: No additional topics discussed
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Agenda

  1. Core Updates @gregskril (7 mins)
  2. Project Highlights (10 mins) [eth.limo,World Wide Web3]
  3. Small grants ( 5 mins)
  4. Weekly Review of canny. (5 mins)
  5. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  6. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  7. Funding Request Going Live
  8. Open space for additional topics

Please reach out to @slobo.eth / twitter if you want to present.

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Ecosystem Meeting, October 19, 2023

Details

Time/Day – 12pm ET (4pm UTC) every Thursday
Google Meet Link – http://meet.google.com/ecv-oizn-psi

Stewards: @slobo.eth | ENS Profile, @limes | ENS Profile, @184.eth | ENS Profile

:information_source: Please reach out to @slobo.eth if you would like to present on a future call.

Agenda

  1. Core Updates
  2. Project Highlights
    a. eth.limo
    b. World Wide Web3
  3. Small grants
  4. Weekly Review of canny
  5. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  6. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  7. Funding Request Going Live
  8. Open space for additional topics

1. Core Updates

@gregskril

frENS Day

Unfortunately, frENS day at Devconnect has been cancelled but rest assured, it will be coming back in the future!

EVM Gateway

EVM Gateway is critical infrastructure to ENS working on layer 2s as it allows layer 1 smart contracts to read data from layer 2 contracts (Specifically OP Stack Layer 2s)

If you’d like to check out the github repo, it can be found here.

Gasless DNSSEC

Gasless DNSSEC is making good progress towards mainnet deployment!

Gasless DNSSEC allows DNS name owners to use their existing domains in the web3 ecosystem for free. For instructions on how to turn DNS names into ENS on the Sepolia testnet, follow the instructions here.

Note: Not all TLDs are currently supported on testnet.

Ownership Tab

A new tab called the Ownership tab has been added to the ENS App in efforts to make the relationship between owners and managers more intuitive.

Retweet the announcement on X!

2. Project Highlights

eth.limo | @ethlimo.eth

The eth.limo team presented and discussed their DNS integration work on their recent post “Icann-o-Worms” which aims provide trustless, auditable,and cryptographically signed ENS over DNS to bring ENS to parity with DNS.

World Wide Web3 | Ian

World Wide Web3 is an app that allows you to cryptographically sign a message and globally pin it to a map where your ENS name is your identity. Some ideas around travel and proof-of-location were discussed. Currently WWW3 is on testnet and in beta.

3. Small grants

Small grants is going live on October 24th, 2023

4. Weekly Review of Canny

Engagement and upvoting on Canny are helpful, offering direct feedback to ENS Labs & Working Groups that benefit the ENS protocol. ENS.canny.io includes feature requests, integrations, bug reports, and community upvoting. Read more on the :scroll: Forum here.

5. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement

With the cancellation of frENS day, no official ENS events are on the calendar.

6. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants

:scroll: Forum: Term 4 Grants – The Ecosystem Working Group grants are designed to support projects and builders contributing to the ENS ecosystem. Apply anytime through the DeForm platform here. Evaluation process takes ~4 weeks

7. Funding Request Going Live

Voting on ENS Working Group funding proposals are live. Navigate to the forum post that lists them together here.

8. Open Space for Additional Topics

:scroll: No additional topics discussed
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October 26th, 2023


Agenda

  1. Funding Request Votes are in!
  2. On-Chain Votes coming soon
  3. Core Updates @gregskril (7 mins)
  4. Project Highlights (10 mins)
  5. Small grants – voting live ( 5 mins)
  6. Weekly Review of canny. (5 mins)
  7. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  8. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  9. Open space for additional topics

Please reach out to @slobo.eth / twitter if you want to present.

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November 2nd, 2023


Agenda

  1. Core Updates @gregskril
  2. On-Chain proposals coming Friday
  3. Small Grants - Winners & Discussion
  4. Project Highlights [@estmcmxci ]
  5. [temp check] Proposal for new Service Provider Streams
  6. Weekly Review of canny. (5 mins)
  7. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  8. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  9. Open space for additional topics

Please reach out to @slobo.eth / twitter if you want to present.

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Ecosystem Meeting, October 26, 2023

Details

Time/Day – 12pm ET (4pm UTC) every Thursday
Google Meet Link – http://meet.google.com/ecv-oizn-psi

Stewards: @slobo.eth | ENS Profile, @limes | ENS Profile, @184.eth | ENS Profile

:information_source: Please reach out to @slobo.eth if you would like to present on a future call.

Agenda

  1. Funding Request Votes are in!
  2. Core Updates
  3. Project Highlights
  4. Small grants – voting live
  5. Weekly Review of Canny
  6. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  7. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  8. Open space for additional topics

Funding Request Votes are in

All three ENS Working Group Budget Proposals passed and will be moving to an onchain vote soon

Core Updates

@gregskril

EVM Gateway

Work has been progressing on EVM Gateway.

EVM Gateway is critical infrastructure to ENS working on layer 2s as it allows layer 1 smart contracts to read data from layer 2 contracts (Specifically OP Stack Layer 2s)

If you’d like to check out the github repo, it can be found here.

Gasless DNSSEC

Gasless DNSSEC is making good progress towards mainnet deployment!

Gasless DNSSEC allows DNS name owners to use their existing domains in the web3 ecosystem for free. For instructions on how to turn DNS names into ENS on the Sepolia testnet, follow the instructions here.

Note: Not all TLDs are currently supported on testnet.

The afformentioned releases will have an official announcement later this year in place of frENS Day.

Project Highlights

No Project Highlights this week

Small grants

Small Grants voting is live!

Everyone who voted in the past or is a delegate has a voter card. Every wallet with a voter card has 100 votes and selecting the projects you want to vote for distributes your votes between all the projects you select.

Small Grants uses Snapshot under the hood and, if desired, votes can be distributed there.

Weekly Review of Canny

Engagement and upvoting on Canny are helpful, offering direct feedback to ENS Labs & Working Groups that benefit the ENS protocol. ENS.canny.io includes feature requests, integrations, bug reports, and community upvoting. Read more on the :scroll: Forum here.

Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement

DATE Event/Location Who is Attending
Nov 17-19 ETH Instanbul mdt.eth, ENS Developers

Although frENS Day is cancelled, ETHGlobal Instanbul is still happening with ENS devs. Feel free to reach out @mdt to get in touch with those attending

ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants

:scroll: Forum: Term 4 Grants – The Ecosystem Working Group grants are designed to support projects and builders contributing to the ENS ecosystem. Apply anytime through the DeForm platform here. Evaluation process takes ~4 weeks

Open Space for Additional Topics

Talks of a community led Devconnect Happy Hour were discussed. Reach out to @alextnetto.eth for details

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Ecosystem Meeting, November 2, 2023

Details

Time/Day – 12pm ET (4pm UTC) every Thursday
Google Meet Link – http://meet.google.com/ecv-oizn-psi

Stewards: @slobo.eth | ENS Profile, @limes | ENS Profile, @184.eth | ENS Profile

:information_source: Please reach out to @slobo.eth if you would like to present on a future call.

Agenda

  1. Core Updates
  2. On-Chain proposals coming Friday
  3. Small Grants
  4. Project Highlights
  5. Proposal for Service Provider Streams
  6. Weekly Review of Canny
  7. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  8. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  9. Open space for additional topics

1. Core Updates

@gregskril

Multi Delegate Contract

Work on a multi delgate token contract for assigning delegation via governance tokens to more than one person is under way. This would allow users who hold ENS to delegate to more than person from the same wallet.

EVM Gateway

Work has been progressing on EVM Gateway.

EVM Gateway is infrastructure to ENS working on layer 2s as it allows layer 1 smart contracts to read data from layer 2 contracts (Specifically OP Stack Layer 2s)

If you’d like to check out the github repo, it can be found here.

Gasless DNSSEC

Work around fixing bugs related to gasless DNSSEC is in process.

Gasless DNSSEC allows DNS name owners to use their existing domains in the web3 ecosystem for free. For instructions on how to turn DNS names into ENS on the Sepolia testnet, follow the instructions here.

2. On-Chain proposals coming Friday

@5pence.eth

Two executable onchain votes are going up tomorrow, November 3, 2023

  1. Karpatkey is updating the treasury contracts to whitelist new treasury positions via executable proposal
  2. The proposal to fund the working groups is going to onchain vote

3. Small Grants

ENS Small Grants Round 10 voting came to an end. Congrats to the top 10 teams who won prizes.

ENS Small Grants Insights

@slobo.eth pulled the data to show some insights on how people voted on small grants and available for anyone to look at.

Most people voted just for one project to enhance their voting strength per project.

Discussion occured around the distribution of voter cards. A new mechinism is under discussion for future small grants rounds. Opening up applications for everybody may expose small grants to sybil attacks which will be avoided

Pay outs to small grants winners will occur next week.

Note: ENS’s Small Grants implementation on snapshot is open-source and availible for anyone to copy, fork, or look through.

4. Project Highlights

ENS DAO Archive | @estmcmxci

Marcus is bringing the ENS DAO Newsletter to gitbook and making it easy to search and navigate! A video demonstration was shown to showcase the power of bringing all the data together.

Namespace | @Cap

Namespace, the ENS subname management tool is introducing the Namespace widget, an easy to add widget to personal websites that expands the space in which names can be registered.

Stay tuned for the public release.

5. Proposal for Service Provider Streams

@Avsa made a post on the forum introducing a potential new stream to ENS builders.

The call discussion was positive. @lightwalker.eth and @clowes.eth voiced that view that this is an exciting and big change that they’ll be weighing in on. @Premm.eth loved the idea of having a competition of execution inside the ecosystem, competition breeds innovation and catering to needs of different groups of people. @slobo.eth compared this to the fact that their are multiple Ethereum execution and consensus clients and that even though the clients perform the same duties, diversity adds to the health of the ecosystem.

6. Weekly Review of Canny

Engagement and upvoting on Canny are helpful, offering direct feedback to ENS Labs & Working Groups that benefit the ENS protocol. ENS.canny.io includes feature requests, integrations, bug reports, and community upvoting. Read more on the :scroll: Forum here.

7. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement

DATE Event/Location Who is Attending
Nov 17-19 ETH Instanbul @mdt, ENS Labs Developers, Premm, Thomas, Alex Netto, Lightwalker

@alextnetto.eth is putting together an impromptu ENS Happy Hour. Reach out if you have plans to be at Devconnect and wish to attend.

8. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants

:scroll: Forum: Term 4 Grants – The Ecosystem Working Group grants are designed to support projects and builders contributing to the ENS ecosystem. Apply anytime through the DeForm platform here. Evaluation process takes ~4 weeks

9. Open Space for Additional Topics

There is an exclusive telegram group for ENS developers, If you are a builder and want access, reach out to @limes.

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November 9th, 2023


Agenda

  1. Core Updates @gregskril
  2. On-Chain proposals voting ending on Nov 9
  3. Small Grants Updates
  4. Project Highlights [@hidayath.eth]
  5. [temp check] Proposal for new Service Provider Streams
  6. Weekly Review of canny. (5 mins)
  7. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  8. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  9. Open space for additional topics

Please reach out to @slobo.eth / twitter if you want to present.

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tags: Ecosystem

Ecosystem Meeting, November 9, 2023

Details

Time/Day – 12pm ET (4pm UTC) every Thursday
Google Meet Link – http://meet.google.com/ecv-oizn-psi

Stewards: @slobo.eth | ENS Profile, @limes | ENS Profile, @184.eth | ENS Profile

:information_source: Please reach out to @slobo.eth if you would like to present on a future call

:information_source: New note-take is @don.nie Reach out if any feedback

Agenda

  1. Core Updates @gregskril
  2. On-Chain proposals voting ending today
  3. Small Grants Updates
  4. Project Highlights @hidayath.eth
  5. [temp check] Proposal for new Service Provider Streams
  6. Weekly Review of canny
  7. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement
  8. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants
  9. Open space for additional topics

:birthday: Happy Two-Year Anniversary of ENS DAO!


1. Core Updates

@gregskril

Last 24 hours: 8 repos with different commits. Good sign of ongoing activity.
Otherwise, no change to main updates below:

Multi Delegate Contract

Work on a multi delgate token contract for assigning delegation via governance tokens to more than one person is under way. This would allow users who hold ENS to delegate to more than person from the same wallet.

EVM Gateway

Work has been progressing on EVM Gateway.

EVM Gateway is infrastructure to ENS working on layer 2s as it allows layer 1 smart contracts to read data from layer 2 contracts (Specifically OP Stack Layer 2s)

If you’d like to check out the github repo, it can be found here.

Gasless DNSSEC

Work around fixing bugs related to gasless DNSSEC is in process.

Gasless DNSSEC allows DNS name owners to use their existing domains in the web3 ecosystem for free. For instructions on how to turn DNS names into ENS on the Sepolia testnet, follow the instructions here.

2. On-Chain proposals voting ending today

Two executable onchain votes have reached quorum and are about to pass!

  1. Karpatkey to update the treasury contracts and whitelist new treasury positions
  2. Fund the working groups

@slobo.eth:

  • Asks for a ‘call to arms’ to ensure that we get as many people as possible involved with the DAO and interested in becoming stewards
  • Two-step process to become a steward:
      1. Nominate yourself on the forum
      1. Need 10,000 votes from delegates

3. Small Grants

@limes:

  • Small Grants will get paid-out today once list received from Greg

@slobo.eth:

  • Will run another small grants process. Need to coordinate with public goods to settle on a date. Most likely will happen 23rd November

Note: ENS’s Small Grants implementation on snapshot is open-source and availible for anyone to copy, fork, or look through.

4. Project Highlights

Eth.cd | @hidayath.eth

  • Building a social network around ens domains.
  • Social Score based on number of ENS records, in future will take into account other protocols
  • Around 70k unique names with avatars; Top 100 displayed on homescreen
  • Want to build standards for ENS records (e.g. Instagram link)
  • Planning to integrate all social/social graph tools into their protocol (e.g. Ethereum Follow Protocol)
  • Launching in ~21 Days

5. Proposal for Service Provider Streams is going to pass!

Reference: @Avsa post on the forum.

Thoughts

@avsa.eth:

  • Idea is not to fund one service provider, but fund multiple candidates. (Diversity adds to the health of the ecosystem.)
  • Can’t have a budget larger than $1m and need to have 1m ENS approval. Will approve teams with highest votes and go through list until budget is met.
  • Important to note that if (for example) a team’s budget is $600k, but only $400k left in budget, then will skip to team asking for $400k or less. This incentivizes service providers to give a fair, unexaggerated price.

Discussion around how to prepare budget:
Budget submission is for 18 months, but teams will be re-evaluated at 12 months. Discussion centered around whether to prepare budget for 12 or 18 months.

@slobo.eth:

  • Recommend have delivery/success ready by month 11, so go into evaluation period on a high note and don’t get funds revoked

6. Weekly Review of Canny

Engagement and upvoting on Canny are helpful, offering direct feedback to ENS Labs & Working Groups that benefit the ENS protocol. ENS.canny.io includes feature requests, integrations, bug reports, and community upvoting. Read more on the :scroll: Forum here.

7. Review any upcoming events with ENS involvement

DATE Event/Location Who is Attending
Nov 17-19 ETH Instanbul @mdt, ENS Labs Developers, Premm, Thomas, Alex Netto

If in Instanbul please reach out to people at ENS Labs!

8. ENS Ecosystem Working Group Grants

:scroll: Forum: Term 4 Grants – The Ecosystem Working Group grants are designed to support projects and builders contributing to the ENS ecosystem. Apply anytime through the DeForm platform here. Evaluation process takes ~4 weeks

9. Open Space for Additional Topics

  • Don’t hold Ecosystem meetings from Mid-December to the New Year, so enjoy the final calls for remainder of the year!

There is an exclusive telegram group for ENS developers, If you are a builder and want access, reach out to @limes

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