We’re working on the process for reserving short names for existing projects in the Ethereum community, and we’ve put together a simple app to make reservations easy. You can find it at its temporary URL here.
It’s currently deployed only on Ropsten, and will let anyone submit a claim by setting a text record on their domain by sending a transaction and paying a year’s registration as a fee.
The source for the contract this interacts with can be found here.
Feedback - on the app, the process, and the contract - much appreciated.
We’re still finalising the rules for who can claim a short name ahead of the auction and what the requirements will be.