[EP6] [Cancelled] See EP 6.1 and 6.2

The term “sleep on it” exist for a reason. I don’t mind people taking time with this decision. A vote is welcomed by all means, but rushing it might be a mistake.


I agree with @Premm.eth that at least the first vote to establish quorum is taken.

If the role is mostly administrative, then maybe the least bad option here is to replace him as director. In addition to first finding a replacement, I personally would still like to hear from Brantly after he’s had enough time to process all this before the vote to remove him.

A larger concern seems to be taking over Brantly’s responsibilities in TNL. This is ultimately Nick and TNL’s decision to make of course. But since Brantly had such a large role in the success of ENS, can the community help in any way? It looks like @matoken.eth is taking over Brantly’s tasks, does he feel he can handle it alone? Can community members volunteer to compensate Brantly in an independant capacity while Makoto is getting up to speed with the role?

I’d hope the whole point of a DAO is for the community to help shoulder the burden of key operators in times like this.

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I am mostly taking over integration partnership as I was already doing in relation to prep for l2/offchain support. I wouldn’t be taking over the public relations aspect of his work. TNL will be looking for his replacement but I agree and welcome that the community take up many of his roles.


@matoken.eth @codemonkey This will require a coordinated effort, especially from the side of TNL and Stewards, plus any delegates or community members who are up for the challenge. @nick.eth has already posted in several threads about the general roles and responsibilities of a Director, so that part is well-documented and clear in spirit. Nevertheless, what Brantly had been doing precisely at the moment we do not know. I like the idea of Community picking his tasks and taking control while a replacement is sought in parallel; this is the true spirit of a DAO - an individual’s role should not impact the ecosystem to the extent that progress gets derailed. From the looks of it, the public relations aspect of the role hangs in the balance. What else?


@moderators @nick.eth I have made the necessary edits to the draft to reflect recent outcomes from other threads (1 & 2) and I think this text form can move forward whenever the administration is ready.

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Thank you for updating this.

I think the proposal needs a clear section that constitutes the notice to the Foundation. It needs to spell out exactly what the DAO/Council is requiring of the foundation. Our solicitors said the following:

On this basis, practically, I think the notice to the Foundation should:

· Be addressed the Foundation Company;

· State that “The ENS Tokenholders have voted in favour of removing Brantly as a director ­­­[and appointing… as a director] of The ENS Foundation (such affirmative vote is evidence by the receipt of messages signed with the ENS Tokenholders’ Ethereum public keys – see Appendix A)”; and

· The notice be accompanied by such evidence summarizing the receipt of the requisite number of messages/votes.

It will need to include some mention of the voting process adopted (I suggest Snapshot’s implementation of Ranked Choice), and that the result of the notice depends on the result of the vote. I think the choices need to include each nominee, as well as options for retaining Brantly, and for removing Brantly but not replacing him with anyone.

Perhaps @berrios.eth can help with wording of the notice?


Alright, makes sense. Yes, I have already mentioned in the text explicitly that Snapshot’s Ranked Voting will be used in this case. To draft the Snapshot poll, admin must finalise the nominations in the nominations thread [?]. I believe there are only two nominations so far? I will touch base with @berrios.eth if wants to help out with the draft of notice.


Happy to help, although I will be hiking in the woods today with my wife.

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Here is my draft (legal names may be used) and I believe I accounted for all permutations of the vote:

Notice to The ENS Foundation

Pursuant to Article 15 of the Articles of Association, the council, hereby, gives notice to the Foundation Company of the appointment and/or removal of a director of said company, to serve pursuant to the terms of its Articles.

Whereas, the council undertakes this process to vote, by ranked voting via Snapshot, from among nominees of the council, to appoint and/or remove a director of the Foundation Company;

Wherefore, if the results of this election is that brantly.eth receives the highest vote total, then he is appointed and may continue to serve as a director of the Foundation Company, absent his resignation under Article 16. He be given a reasonable time to decide but not more than five days;

Wherefore, if the results of this election is to appoint brantly.eth but he chooses to resign under Article 16 or does not affirmatively accept the appointment within the five-day period, then the candidate with the next highest vote total is appointed to be a director of the Foundation Company; or

Wherefore, if the result of this election is to appoint someone other than brantly.eth, then brantly.eth shall be removed as a director of the Foundation Company, and the person, if any, with the highest number of votes is appointed a director of the Foundation Company.

The results to be formally noted in the council records and the name of such person, if there be one, shall be promptly communicated to the Foundation Company without further process.

You may view each candidates delegate application here and comments in here.

Background: [EP6][Social] Proposal: DAO-wide proposal to replace Brantly Millegan as the Director of ENS Foundation - #56 by AvsA


This looks perfect, thank you!



I have made some minor edits and this is my final draft. I propose that we move this Proposal to the next step on Wednesday, if there are no comments that warrant changes by then, and have @inplco draft the Snapshot poll, consistent with the above notice. I suggest that the candidates be listed as follows: brantly.eth followed by the declared candidates in random order, followed by “None of the above”. The poll should be placed underneath the notice.


@nick.eth @berrios.eth

I have updated the draft with the latest version of notice. This can move forward to Snapshot once nominations are formally closed. Probably also handy to put the statements of nominees in one ‘locked’ place/thread and link it to Snapshot vote (only for reference and not for comments); if yes, someone else should do this since I clearly have a conflict of interest.

Yes. Doing this procedural task, as described, does not raise a conflict of interest.

Still, I cannot lock threads; only mods can do that


Can you let us know if you agree on this course of action and address @inplco’s issue?


Yes; on the 28th (‘budget day’) I will advance this proposal to Snapshot. If you include a link in the proposal to the delegate discussion thread, that will be in the Snapshot poll too.

As a side note, much of what is currently under “motivation” - particularly the notice to the foundation - should be under a different header.


Done. I have also added the ENS names and links to the three nominations so far (3? @ENSPunks.eth withdrew and we haven’t seen more of @HealingVisions) in another heading below ‘Next Steps’. I am drafting the Snapshot vote and will post that soon when/as I have it.

Don’t forget to add the “abstain” option. I don’t want to ruin my voting participation metrics by not voting on this one :wink:


How about we make a deal that we vote for each other? :disguised_face: