Guide to Participating in the Permanent Registrar and 3-6 Character Auction Discussions


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The ENS team plans to launch the permanent registrar in May 2019. The planned 3-6 character auction will happen after that. The exact gap between the two is under discussion.

Related discussions are underway. Key decisions are being discussed.

The conversations are happening in the ENS discussion forum. Please provide your feedback on the conversations you care about.

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Here’s a list of the main conversations -

Permanent Registrar

Permanent Registrar Proposals - Overflow Funds, Fees & Rent, 3-6 Character Auction Start

This is the place to discuss these open questions -

  1. The use of overflow funds
  2. Implementing fees and rent
  3. The window between permanent registrar deployment and 3-6 character auction start

First Draft of the Permanent Registrar Contract

This is where to find a first draft version of proposed contracts and documentation for the permanent registrar.

3-6 Character or “Short Name” Auction

Permanent Registrar Proposals - Overflow Funds, Fees & Rent, 3-6 Character Auction Start

Repeated from above, this conversation discusses the window between permanent registrar deployment and 3-6 character auction start.

Reservation of Short Names

Here’s the background on why short names reservation is being proposed.

Proposed Rules for Short Name Reservation Process

This discussion describes the proposal for the short name reservation process.


Short Name Auction Reservation Process - Proposed Process