Service Provider Stream Nomination Thread

Name and website of Provider:

Unruggable* is an independent R&D firm dedicated to scaling ENS through open source development and protocol engineering.

ENS: Unruggable.eth
Web: Unruggable.com

*formerly Unruggable Labs

Name of main point of contact:

premm.eth / clowes.eth

What do you want to build on ENS?

We are seeking funding from the ENS DAO to support our ongoing research and development of the ENS protocol as well as development of open source software products and services designed to support new user growth and improve the user experience of registering and using ENS names.

➢ How do we plan to scale ENS?

  • R&D on an official ENS L2 registry
  • R&D on “ENS Chain”
  • Primary name gateways

➢ How do we plan to make ENS more usable?

  • ENS account abstraction plugin

➢ Official ENS L2 Registry

All second level name (2LD) registrations such as vitalik.eth are currently registered on L1 Ethereum, which has very high gas costs, often more than $30 for a $5 name. In order to onboard the next million users and beyond it will be necessary to allow for registering 2LDs on L2s. The problem is, which L2 should we use? We are actively working on R&D dedicated to determining the best method to allow for ENS 2LDS, such as vitalik.eth, to be registered, as well as host resolver records, and register primary names for EOA wallets. Our goal is to present our work to the broader ENS community, providing valuable insights on how we can move registrations off of L1 and onto an official ENS L2 scaling solution.

➢ “ENS Chain”

One possibility for scaling ENS is to create a dedicated ENS L2 chain. With a dedicated ENS chain it is possible to guarantee that our future is not dependent on another DAO, for example the Optimism Collective or Arbitrum DAO. Recently Optimism has introduced OP Stack and the Superchain, their solution for L2 appchains. Offchain Labs, who develop Arbitrum, also have plans to offer a similar stack. ZkSync has Hyperchains. We will be actively working with each of the top solutions for L2 appchains to better understand their strengths and weaknesses as well as develop several ENS test chains.

➢ Primary Names

Currently the ENS system of primary names has only one namespace, which means that it needs to be updated to work for multiple chains including L2s. The updated system will allow for primary names to be registered on each L2 chain. To resolve names on L2s it will be necessary to use CCIP-Read with gateway servers that can fetch the primary names and proofs to be verified on L1. We are developing our own independent gateways, which can help to decentralize ENS primary name resolution, as well as provide redundancy, similar to the way that DNS has multiple independent providers of root servers.

➢ ENS for Account Abstraction (AA) Wallets

With account abstraction it is possible to overcome long-standing UX challenges, including abstracting away seed phrases, allowing for recovery methods for lost credentials, and smart features like fraud controls and spend limits. With ENS it is possible for users to never even encounter their 0x address. We are building an open source AA plugin that will allow any AA wallet developer to register ENS names at the point of creation of the AA wallet. The plugin will be integrated with our own L2 subname registration system, wherein a new user of an AA wallet will only have to type in a wallet name, and make a single user operation to both get their wallet set up as well as register their ENS subname, such as mike.avid.eth.

➢ Timeline

Over the first 12 months of funding, we will diligently pursue the areas of research and development detailed in this application, as well as provide regular updates on our progress, such as quarterly reports, as well as present our work at ENS Ecosystem Working Group meetups. Based on our research we plan to complete at least one ready-for-audit development, based on feedback from the ENS community as well as demand from users and the broader Web3 community, with a target of 18 months or sooner for launch.

Past experience working on ENS:

Unruggable was founded by Prem Makeig (premm.eth) and Thomas Clowes (clowes.eth).

Our research demos include:

Prem has been dedicated exclusively to the ENS protocol for over two years. His contributions to the ENS protocol include numerous bug findings, protocol design and core features, including the design and development of core code contributions to the Name Wrapper and Public Resolver contracts.

Upgradable Name Wrapper
Proposed: February 2022
Merged: May 2022
Upgrade namewrapper by jefflau · Pull Request #94 · ensdomains/ens-contracts · GitHub

Support for “Controllers” in NameWrapper
Merged: Jan 2023
Add token approvals to PublicResolver.sol by nxt3d · Pull Request #177 · ensdomains/ens-contracts · GitHub

Renewal Controllers (Renewal Managers)
Proposed: June, 2022
Merged: March, 2023
Add ERC721 approve #217 by jefflau
Prem introduced the idea of approved contracts that can be set permanently, which can be assigned to a name in the NameWrapper dedicated to renewing names. These ideas were later implemented for approved contracts and the CAN_EXTEND_EXPIRY fuse.

Bug in NameWrapper allows the DAO to deploy a malicious upgrade contract.
Discovered July 2023
https://discuss.ens.domains/t/security-advisory-a-malicious-dao-update-could-reduce-the-registration-duration-of-registered-eth-2lds/17576

Other bugs:

Fix setFuses Return Data
Merged: February 2023

https://github.com/ensdomains/ens-contracts/pull/195

Change Parent Controlled Flags into Fuses
Identified: November 2022

Disable Transfers During the Grace Period, bug and design of fix
Identified: November 2022

Issue with Expiration Dates
Identified: November 2022

NameWrapper updates (including testnet deployment addresses) - #31 by jefflau.eth

Problem with Setting Fuses
Identified: July 2022
Fixed by ENSL: July 2022

Problem with Supporting Interfaces
Identified: July 2022
Merged: August 2022

https://github.com/ensdomains/ens-contracts/pull/113

Removal of Unnecessary Function getFuses
Identified: August 2022
Merged: August 2022

https://github.com/ensdomains/ens-contracts/pull/114

Thomas Clowes (clowes.eth) has a degree in Economics from The University of Leeds. He has worked in the domain name industry for the past 15 years working at Domain Name Sales (which became Uniregistry) as well as independently consulting for select industry clients.

His dissertation (2013, updated in 2016) was on The economics of domain names.

He has been actively involved in building tooling (ENSTools.com) and integrations (Labelhash.com) for the Ethereum Name Service since 2017, having been involved in the wider Ethereum ecosystem since 2015.

He is an experienced Solidity developer as well as a full stack web developer.
StackOverflow | Ethereum Stack Exchange

Tools include:

The original iteration of EthTools.com - the first independent interface for the initial Vickrey auctions.

Labelhash bulk registration/renewal interface

Size of team and commitment:

We are budgeting for two full-time founders, as well as some part-time contractors to add to our capabilities when needed.

Links to documents with further information:
Application Doc

Conflict of interest statement:

Premm.eth is currently the ENS Fellow for Term 4.
https://discuss.ens.domains/t/ens-fellowship-term-4/17958

10k Endorsement link:
https://snapshot.org/#/nominations.ens.eth/proposal/0xb204977cb0be0085d166e13b53fcf0bdb4deac1ee73de8166c2b95f60918d597

Budget Requested:
$400,000/y

Other notes:

➢ Summary for Snapshot

Unruggable is an independent R&D firm dedicated to scaling ENS through open source development and protocol engineering. Unruggable was founded by Prem Makeig (premm.eth) and Thomas Clowes (clowes.eth). We are seeking funding from the ENS DAO to support our ongoing research and development of the ENS protocol, including R&D on an official ENS L2 registry, R&D on “ENS Chain”, and independently built and managed primary name gateways. We are also working on an ENS plugin for account abstraction (AA) wallets that will allow the registration of ENS subnames on L2s at the point of creation of an AA wallet. We are uniquely qualified to provide high-quality open source software public goods and services to the ENS community, with many years of past contributions including core protocol features, developer tools, and R&D of ENS on Layer 2s.

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NAME AND WEBSITE:

namesys.eth (namesys.eth.limo | namesys.xyz)

POINT OF CONTACT:

dev.namesys.eth (== sshmatrix.eth)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BUILD ON ENS?

NameSys is a Research & Development Cooperative dedicated to creating cost-efficient, open-source and accessible cryptonative products, helping scale ENS adoption through immediate and tangible benefits to end users. High gas fees have been a burden on the accessibility of Ethereum and ENS for a while now. NameSys attempts to resolve these gas issues by developing secure off-chain infrastructures that can replace some of the on-chain functionailties of ENS domains, in particular the Resolver. This on-chain to off-chain offloading has massive impact on the overall gas overhead for managing and truly utilising an ENS name. CCIP-Read (EIP-3668) and ENS Wildcard Resolution (ENSIP-10) form the backbone of most of the NameSys infrastructure.

The on-chain to off-chain offloading of the Resolver has several beneficial features other than the cost efficiency. For instance, no-cost dynamic off-chain content can now be injected in ENS Records to replace the static and expensive on-chain content. This feature is most impactful in the ENS Contenthash Field (ENSIP-07) responsible for decentralised web content. NameSys infrastructure makes it possible to render dynamic web-content in Contenthash at zero cost! This development has the potential to drastically expand the usecases emerging from ENS Contenthash.

Our approximate projected development path consists of the following throughout 2024:

CORE INFRASTRUCTURE

  • NameSys.eth : ENS Off-Chain Records Manager

    Off-Chain Records are NameSys’s core premise. NameSys’s Record Manager infrastructure (including the on-chain Resolver) could be much more efficient and upgradeable than its current form. In particular, work is well underway for a permanent migration to Universal v2 Resolver employing carbon-wrapping (EIP-2535) and proxying for upgradeability.

  • dAppSys.eth : dApp Store for ENS Domains

    NameSys’s Off-Chain infrastructure can be bootstrapped to provide a dApp Store-like feature where users can ‘install’ a dApp by posting a signed ENS Record, and then access the installed dApp at dapp.domain.eth. On-chain codebase for this feature is already deployed in CCIP2.eth v1.

  • notAPI.eth : Serverless GET-Only JSON API using ENS Wildcard Resolution & On-Chain Data.

    Work is in progress on a fully on-chain API (a contract) that returns JSON responses to queries formatted as subdomains, e.g. https://erc20.dai.balanceof.<0xaddress>.notapi.eth.limo shall return the DAI (ERC20) balance of an arbitrary <0xaddress>.

  • htmx3.eth : On-Chain HTMX Generator using ENS Wildcard Resolution and On-Chain Data.

    HTMX Generator contract forms the infrastructural core to rendering dynamic dwebsite content in ENS Contanthash in data:uri format using only on-chain data. Discussion of a generic implementation is available here.

  • namesys.js : Open-Source Library for implementing NameSys Infrastructure.

    End-to-end library to simplify native integration of NameSys infrastructure into marketplace clients, registrars and domain managers.

IPFS + ENS SERVICES

  • ipns.eth : Public and free-to-use IPFS & IPNS Hosting, Publishing and Pinning Service with Keyless Record Management for ENS Domains. To this effect, NameSys has deployed its own fork of w3name API and re-publisher service on Cloudflare for IPNS (re)broadcasting. This service will be developed with the ability to sync to IPFS Network and/or L2 Events or Data.

OTHER SIDE PROJECTS

  • ENS & Lightning Bitcoin Compatibility. See the prototype implementation here.
  • IPLD Integration in ENS Contenthash and other relevant fields. See example implementation here.
  • Research & Standards work for ENS. See an example here.

†FUTURISTIC STUFF

  • ZK Proofs as ENS Records
  • Off-Chain 2PC and MPC using ENS
  • ENS & Secure NFC Hardware Stack for RWA

† not covered by this stream

PAST EXPERIENCE WORKING ON ENS

The team behind NameSys has been part of the Ethereum & ENS ecosystem for several years, and have already built useful infrastructure benefitting ENS, Ethereum and in some cases even generic crypto users. While NameSys is mostly known for its Off-Chain Records infrastructure, the team behind it has created an array of protocols and products in the past. Here goes:

NameSys.eth STACK

ENS Off-Chain Records Manager stack (Web Client + Support Services) with support for web3 IPFS and traditional web2 server for storage. Web Client can be accessed here.

CCIP2.eth RESOLVER

Gasless Resolver for Off-Chain Records which functions adjacent to the Web Client

DOSTR.eth ADAPTOR

DOSTR is an ENS-aware Ethereum Adaptor for NOSTR Network which allows it to function with Ethereum wallets. At its heart lies a seamless Key Generation Algorithm that interfaces the Bitcoin-native Schnorr Signature scheme and the Ethereum-native secp256k1 scheme.

IPFS2.eth GATEWAY

Web3 IPFS Gateway IPFS2.eth.limo that uses ENS Wildcard Resolution (ENSIP-10) to resolve IPFS, IPNS or IPLD content.

isTest.eth BRIDGE

Testnet-to-Mainnet Resolver (or vice-versa) for ENS Contenthash. Simply render your Testnet (Goerli) Contenthash for domain.eth on Mainnet as a subdomain domain.istest.eth

Helix2.eth ABSTRACTION

ENS-compatible Link Service Protocol that allows for multi-party linking in configurable spaces.

ed25519-keygen/ipns LIBRARY

Contributed IPNS base36 CID support in paulmillr/ed25519-keygen library

SIZE OF TEAM AND COMMITMENT

  • Two full-time Cryptographers & Engineers (sshmatrix.eth & freetib.eth)
  • One Social & Public Relations Manager (part-time)
  • One Frontend Web Developer (full-time)†
  • One Backend & SRE Developer (full-time)†
  • One Media Developer & Designer (part-time)†

† to be hired when or if funds are available

FURTHER INFORMATION AND LINKS:

CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENT:

There is no conflict since none of the NameSys team members are part of the ENS DAO admininstration or ENS delegates. In the past, NameSys has received

  • $10,000 USD through a systematic grant from ENS DAO Ecosystem WG in Term 4, and
  • 0.7 ETH in Small Grants Ecosystem WG Round 10.

10k ENDORSEMENT LINK:

https://snapshot.org/#/nominations.ens.eth/proposal/0x64fbc81a7ab8b57deea798df03141fa1b7d1f2fce6f1051b580e568ca89e8070

BUGDET REQUESTED:

We are requesting $200,000 USD/year for a team of 3-4 full-time individuals and 1-2 part-time contractors. Open Grants are the sole source of revenue for NameSys and all related development work.

SUMMARY FOR SNAPSHOT

NameSys is a Research & Development Cooperative dedicated to creating cost-efficient, open-source and accessible cryptosystems, helping scale ENS adoption through immediate and tangible benefits to end users. NameSys in particular attempts to lower or eliminate gas costs by developing secure off-chain infrastructures that can securely replace some of the on-chain functionalities of ENS domains such as the Resolver. This significantly reduces the gas overhead for managing and utilising your ENS names. NameSys framework consists of remarkable gas-free features such as Bulk Records (v1), Stealth(iest) Payments to ENS domains (v1), Dynamic dWebsites (v2), Dynamic Records (v2) and more! Our requested stream of $200,000 per year for 3-4 full-time engineers & 1-2 part-time support staff will allow us to continue our work on NameSys upgrade from v1 to v2 while also focusing on integrating NameSys infrastructure into ENS-dedicated services such as marketplaces, registrars and domain managers.

Link to full proposal: t/service-provider-stream-nomination-thread/6

ALIGNMENT MATRIX

Nominee Open-source?* VC-funded?** Project Launched Already? ENS-dedicated?† Amount Requested Prior ENS DAO Grants? (total amount)
NameSys :white_check_mark: :x: :white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: $200,000 :white_check_mark: $10,000 + 0.7 ETH
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Provider name and website:
linkeh.eth - ENS saved in my wallet connected to viniciusbedum.eth
https://www.linkeh.xyz/

Name of main point of contact:
Project: linkeh.eth
Co-founder: viniciusbedum.eth
Co-founder: fatique.eth

What do you want to build at ENS?
This proposal is to fund the development of version 2.0, support and hosting fees associated with Linkeh https://www.linkeh.xyz a dApp that allows users to create a website page with their main promotional links linked to URL of the ENS itself. (https:// + ENS + .limo or link.)

Quick video showing how Linkeh works on 𝕏/Twitter: https://x.com/viniciusbedum/status/1670589290076688384?s=20

There is a great need for new applications that facilitate and enhance Web3 initiatives and that create more utility for the end user. When we talk about decentralized domains, ENS Domains is number 1 of facilitating the identification of decentralized wallets by updating 0x1E…4f94 with something readable by anyone like yourname.eth and that is incredible!

But specifically when we look at ENS Domains, we can see more initiatives to generate even more utility for the end user, an example of this is our Linkeh creation where the user must be the owner of an ENS. After proving ownership of a specific ENS, through Linkeh the user can create a minimalist and elegant page with their main public contact links related to their ENS.

Example: The user has ownership over ENS viniciusbedum.eth, so through our dApp they can create a website page that anyone in the world can access https://viniciusbedum.eth.limo/
Necessary URL structuring: (https:// + viniciusbedum.eth + .limo or link.)

Individuals, projects or communities can enjoy extra privacy for their ENS with Linkeh by transforming them into a website page with their main contact links to make it easier for their audience or members to find more information about themselves in a simple and straightforward way. easy, and the best direct from your URL linked to your ENS.

With this, we will be able to generate extra savings for ENS and best of all, modern, ownership and transparency because the simple fact that a person or project has its personalized URL with its own ENS Domains address shown to its audience or members that that link is authentic and secure, increasing a layer of security to prevent fraud in person or project profiles.

Previous experience working in ENS:
Linkeh is our first project working with ENS, but I will leave other works below that show what we are capable of building for the iBEED ecosystem, our educational project on Blockchain and Web3 for members/students of our community with the largest part of the public located in Brazil and Portugal.

Today it is still difficult to find dApps compatible with blockchain initiatives, such as video conferencing applications, course environments that are compatible with tokengate to generate utility for certain NFTs. Given this scarcity of dApps, we decided to create it ourselves:

→ Our own video conferencing player called “iBEED Auditorium” (zoom style, google meet) that reads when a user has ENS Domains in their wallet and releases it as an identification option to enter the live event and with the added bonus of being fully compatible with tokengate.

iBEED Auditorium Link: https://ibeed.xyz/comunidade

Currently the iBEED Auditorium player is located on the community page when a live event is scheduled. To visualize the iBEED Auditorium in practice, see this tutorial: https://ibeed.gitbook.io/c/faq/tutoriais-em-video/como-acessar-o-ibeed-auditorio.

→ We also created “Beeders”, our proof-of-attendance NFT system implemented on Polygon that all members of our community receive when they participate in our live events at the iBEED Auditorium. It has a hexagon shape and the members are consulted in a collection album.
Beeder Page Link: https://beeder.ibeed.xyz/

We strongly believe that in addition to the speculative and Russia side, NFTs also tell stories and Beeders reflect this.

→ iBEED Cursos, is our next stage of construction expected to start by the first quarter of 2024, where we already have scope and planning to create a safe space for anyone with any level of knowledge with our educational courses on Blockchain topics, Web3, NFTs, Security, Defi, Cryptocurrencies and even AI. Our NFTs deployed on Polygon will generate benefits in the iBEED Cursos environment.

Team size and commitment
All of the above were created by just 2 people, just me, my partner. Both dedicate 100% of our business hours to our projects and businesses at Web3.

Links to documents with more information
dApp Linkeh: https://www.linkeh.xyz/
Video tutorial dApp Linkeh: https://x.com/viniciusbedum/status/1670589290076688384?s=20

Declaration of conflict of interest
Linkeh acts independently and has no corporate or financial relationships with entities within the ENS ecosystem that could lead to a conflict of interest. Our commitment is exclusively to creating more ENS-compatible initiatives that generate more utility for the end user.

10k endorsement link: https://snapshot.org/#/nominations.ens.eth/proposal/0x897d2301a1093025dd235c5384c889b4f1108e32b55de0b399ea23dce8e971a6

I appreciate your attention so far,

Best Regards,
viniciusbedum.eth

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Name and website of Provider:
Name: 1w3.eth
Website: https://1w3.io

Name of the main point of contact:
Main point of contact: @hidayath.eth
Team member: @ENSbug.eth

What do you want to build on ENS:
This proposal seeks funding for the development, operational costs, user acquisition, and support of 1W3, a platform enhancing ENS domain utility by enabling easy creation of engaging dwebsites, contributing to wider ENS adoption and user engagement.

We are on a mission to unlock the full potential of ENS domains. Currently, with 800K unique participants holding ENS names, only 22,500 of them have active dwebsites. which points to the challenges users face in deploying and designing their dwebsites. Our approach is focused on transforming ENS domains into foundational building blocks for decentralised identities (DIDs), where each domain is connected to a content hash, revealing a unique digital persona.

Over the past year, our focus has been the simplification of ‘link-in-bio’ pages, making it possible for users to connect their ENS domains with personalised and informative dwebsite that serves as a central hub for their decentralised identity (DID). Building upon this foundation, we are expanding our scope to include comprehensive blogging tools, static sites and customizable templates.

Decentralised Blogging:
Using 1W3, creating a blog similar to vitalik.eth.limo becomes straightforward and seamless, allowing ENS users to engage with their audience through rich, long-form content that is as easy to publish as it is to read. ensinterviews.eth.limo, the pilot blog created by @evanmoyer.eth, serves as a prime example of the capabilities of 1W3. This platform debuted with the publication of an Interview featuring @ethlimo.eth, showcasing the potential of decentralised blogging.

Static sites:
Using 1W3, will support a range of static websites, from professional portfolios, and resumes to business landing pages, interactive forms, and marketing lead generation pages. These static sites will be optimised for performance, accessibility, and search engine visibility which are key factors for widespread adoption and utility of dwebsites.

Customisable templates:
Expanding upon our vision, 1W3 is also dedicated to providing a diverse array of aesthetically pleasing and customizable templates. These templates are designed to cater to a wide range of needs and styles, ensuring that each dwebsite can reflect the unique identity and purpose of its owner. From sleek and professional to vibrant and creative, our templates offer the flexibility and variety necessary for users to create a dwebsite that resonates with their personal brand or business ethos.

In addition to these, we are continuously exploring new opportunities within the ENS ecosystem. Our commitment extends beyond current projects; we are constantly on the lookout for emerging challenges that align with our vision. This proactive approach has already led to innovative projects like “eth.lk,” “1W3 - ENS Website Resolver,” “ENSrecords.xyz,” and “SetAvatar.eth,” each addressing specific needs within the ENS community.

Past experience working on ENS:
At 1W3, we have developed a robust and user-friendly platform that significantly enhances the functionality and accessibility of Ethereum Name Service (ENS) domains. Our past experience and achievements include:

  1. No-Code Interface: We’ve created a no-code, user-friendly interface that makes building dwebsites accessible to everyone, regardless of technical expertise.

  2. Versatile Content Creation & Integration: Our platform at 1W3 enriches the ENS domain experience by enabling users to create a broad spectrum of content types with seamless integrations. We have designed a user-friendly interface that allows for the addition of various standard elements such as avatars with diverse styles, engaging headings, informative paragraphs, and external links, all of which enhance the user’s webpage. The integration capabilities of our platform include a suite of options that cater to different media types and functionalities:

  • Social Media Integration: Users can showcase their social presence with icons linked to their profiles on platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and more, fostering engagement directly from their ENS dwebsite.
  • Multimedia Content: Embedding capabilities for platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, Twitch, Spotify, and SoundCloud allow users to share a wide range of audiovisual content, from music tracks and podcasts to videos and livestreams.
  • Interactive Features: Inclusion of interactive elements such as image sliders, RSS feeds, countdown widgets, and forms elevates the user experience by engaging visitors with dynamic content.
  • Content Distribution: Our platform supports file sharing directly from the page, whether it’s audio files, PDF documents, or any downloadable content, making it a versatile tool for content distribution.
  • Communication and Sharing: Integration of communication tools like Discord servers and call-to-action prompts encourages community building and interaction. Additionally, our VCard feature enables users to share contact information in a professional manner.
  • Monetization: We’ve integrated payment solutions like PayPal, enabling users to collect payments for products, services, or donations directly through their ENS dwebsite.
  • Customization: Advanced customization with custom HTML/CSS/JS and Markdown formatting allows for unique content creation.
  • Credibility and Engagement: By adding customer reviews and FAQs, users can build credibility and provide valuable information to their audience.

The combination of these features on the 1W3 platform not only empowers users to create comprehensive ‘link-in-bio’ pages but also extends to more complex dwebsite formats such as blogs, portfolios, and business landing pages. Each feature is designed to be intuitive and easy to use, ensuring that even those with no coding skills can build a professional and aesthetically pleasing online presence on the decentralised web.

  1. User Engagement: We’ve achieved notable success with over 1500 user signups and the creation of more than 1800 decentralised ‘link-in-bio’ websites with 55GB decentralised storage utilisation.

  2. Seamless Web3 Domain Connection: We’ve streamlined the process of connecting ENS domains to web content, making it hassle-free and efficient.

  3. IPFS Deployment and IPNS Integration: Our integration with IPFS and IPNS not only optimises hosting but also saves users on gas fees.

  4. Collaboration with ETH.limo: We’ve partnered with ETH.limo to ensure optimal speed and availability for the dwebsites hosted on our platform.

  5. Monetization Through NFTs: We’ve innovated in monetization by allowing users to mint their website designs as NFTs, creating new economic opportunities within the ENS ecosystem.

  6. Arweave Integration: Our integration with Arweave enables a persistent web presence, ensuring durability and longevity of the content.

  7. Community-Driven Rebuild: Based on community feedback, we rebuilt our link-in-bio builder from scratch, demonstrating our commitment to user-centric development.

  8. Gasless Website Building: We’ve introduced a revolutionary feature allowing users to update their websites infinitely without incurring gas fees, thanks to our IPNS key automation.

  9. Setting Resolvers for Domains: We’ve simplified the process of setting resolvers for ENS domains, addressing a common challenge faced by users.

  10. Subdomain and Wrapped Domain Support: We’ve Introduced support for both subdomains and wrapped domains. This feature lets users build and manage a network of dwebsites under one ENS domain. Whether it’s for different projects, services, or varied content types, our users can now efficiently organise their online presence.

In addition to our work on 1W3, we have also developed other valuable tools within the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) ecosystem, demonstrating our expansive expertise and commitment to enhancing the utility of ENS domains. Here’s a summary of our additional projects:

1W3 - ENS Website Resolver:

Webstore URL: https://chromewebstore.google.com/detail/1w3-ens-website-resolver/mjjndfhdgdafdonmmpbmddiginkbclmi

Github URL: GitHub - 1w3io/1W3-ENS-Website-Resolver: Gateway to the decentralised web.

Description: a Chrome extension designed to be your portal to the decentralised web (dWeb). It enables effortless resolution of Ethereum Name Service (ENS) .eth domains, providing users with seamless access to decentralised content.
Key Features:

  1. Direct .eth Domain Resolution: Users can simply type a .eth domain into their browser’s address bar to access the associated decentralised website. The extension eliminates the need for technical workarounds, making the process straightforward and user-friendly.
  2. Integration with @ethlimo.eth’s DoH API: The extension leverages Eth.limo’s Domain over HTTPS (DoH) API to efficiently fetch the corresponding IPFS hash or Arweave link associated with a .eth domain.
  3. IPFS and Arweave Support: It supports content retrieval from both IPFS and Arweave networks, ensuring that users can access a wide range of decentralised content.
  4. Privacy-Conscious and Minimal Permissions: Designed with user privacy in mind, the extension does not collect or store user data. It requires only essential permissions for its operation, ensuring a secure browsing experience.
  5. Recent Searches: The extension maintains a list of recently visited .eth domains, allowing users to quickly revisit their favorite decentralised websites.
  6. Custom Gateway Option: Users have the flexibility to choose their preferred IPFS gateway, enhancing the customisation and user experience.

SetAvatar.eth:

  • Website: SetAvatar.eth.limo
  • Description: SetAvatar is a platform that allows users to personalize their ENS domains by setting custom avatars using NFTs from their Ethereum wallet collections.
  • Key Features:
    • Seamless Wallet Integration: Easy connectivity with Ethereum wallets to access ENS domains and NFTs.
    • NFT-Based Avatars: Users can select NFTs as profile pictures for their ENS domains, adding a unique touch to their online identity.
    • User-Friendly Interface: Designed for ease of use, ensuring a smooth and intuitive user experience.
    • Secure and Decentralized: Maintains the core ethos of decentralization and security, giving users full control over their digital assets.

ENSrecords.xyz:

  • GitHub URL: ENSrecords.xyz
  • Description: A Node.js application that serves as a JSON API using the ENSjs library. It provides an efficient way to retrieve ENS records in JSON format by simply entering the ENS name.
  • Utility: ENSrecords.xyz addresses this challenge by offering a user-friendly API. This tool simplifies the process of accessing ENS domain records, eliminating the need to delve into blockchain complexities. By using a straightforward HTTP request to an endpoint like https://ensrecords.xyz/nick.eth, users can easily obtain the information they need.
  • Ease of Access: The API makes ENS records readily accessible, streamlining the process for developers and users to retrieve vital data linked to an ENS domain.
  • Simple HTTP API: Offering a simple HTTP-based interface, ENSrecords.xyz facilitates easy integration into various applications. Developers can seamlessly incorporate ENS data without needing in-depth knowledge of blockchain interactions, making the API an invaluable tool for a wide range of projects.

Eth.lk: Dynamic Web Page Generator for ENS Domains

Example: https://ensbug.eth.lk

Description: Eth.lk is a web application designed to dynamically generate web pages for ENS domains. By fetching data directly from ENS records using the ENSrecords.xyz API, Eth.lk provides an automated and seamless experience in creating customised web pages for any .eth domain owner. It is particularly built for ENS domain holders who seek to enhance their online presence with minimal effort and technical know-how.
Key Features:

  1. Automatic Web Page Generation: Eth.lk automatically fetches the associated ENS records and generates a tailored web page reflecting the domain’s identity and content.
  2. ENSrecords.xyz API Integration: Utilises the ENSrecords.xyz API for real-time data retrieval, ensuring that the content on the generated pages is up-to-date with the latest ENS record information.
  3. Content Flexibility: Supports various types of content, including text, images, and links, allowing for a versatile and rich presentation of information.

Our experience with ENS has been characterised by a focus on innovation, user-friendliness, and community engagement. We have continuously evolved our services to meet the needs of the ENS community, demonstrating our commitment to advancing the ENS ecosystem.

Size of team and commitment:

6 Full-time employees

hid.1w3.eth (Hidayath.eth) - founder & Lead dev

ensbug.1w3.eth (ENSbug.eth) - co-founder & product lead

vij.1w3.eth - frontend dev (platform)

firoz.1w3.eth - frontend dev (templates)

muzz.1w3.eth - frontend dev (templates)

tyb.1w3.eth - frontend dev (Platform)

Links to documents with further information:

Conflict of interest statement:

1W3 has previously received grants from the ENS DAO

Term 3 - $10,000

Term 4 - $10,000

Small Grants
Round 10 - 3 ETH
Round 8 - 0.7 ETH
Round 7 - 0.7 ETH
Round 4 - 1 ETH

10k Endorsement link:
https://snapshot.org/#/nominations.ens.eth/proposal/0x33cd76816a7adc2d4f3436480220028e7f24c0d8833c1d3521bc4923edce8634

Budget Requested:

$500,000.00 / year

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Name and website of Provider: servais.eth / web3xplorer.com

Name of main point of contact: servais.eth


What do you want to build on ENS?

As ENS grows in popularity, with thousands of supporting apps and hundreds of thousands of users in web3, there’s a pressing need for an ENS hub to make sense of this expansion.

To address this, I propose two key initiatives: 1) Creating a user-friendly web application to showcase and explore apps, tools and services that support or are built on ENS, and 2) Establishing “ENS Hub” on Twitter and Farcaster to engage with the community and share insights, updates, and success stories around apps building on top of ENS or that have integrated ENS.

1. ENS Ecosystem Page

I want to develop a web application that will serve as a central hub for discovering and exploring the diverse apps, tools, and services within the ENS landscape. The Ecosystem Page will begin with a comprehensive mapping of the current ENS ecosystem and will grow over time.

Some of its key Features:

  • Detailed App/Service Profiles: Offering in-depth information on each app and service part of the ENS ecosystem, emphasizing their integration with ENS or how they support it.
  • Search Engine: Fast and efficient discovery of ENS-related apps, tools, and services thanks to a built-in search engine.
  • Filters and Sorting: Allowing users to navigate through the ENS ecosystem by filtering by blockchain and type of app/tool/service - such as wallets, browsers, NFT marketplaces, and more.
  • Mobile Responsiveness: Designed with mobile users in mind, ensuring all features — from filters and sorting to the search engine — work seamlessly on various devices.
  • Self-registration: Allowing developers to add their app/tool/service to the Ecosystem Page.

2. ENS Hub on Twitter & Farcaster

In addition to the ENS Ecosystem Page, it’s crucial to engage with the broader Twitter and Farcaster communities. To achieve this, I plan to set up dedicated ‘ENS Hub’ pages on these platforms. These pages will not only complement the web app but also play a vital role in sharing updates about ENS, showcasing success stories, and keeping the community informed and involved. This approach is aimed at fostering a more interconnected and informed ENS community.

Conclusion

Combining the ENS Ecosystem Page with active engagement on Twitter and Farcaster, aims to enhance accessibility and navigation within the ENS ecosystem. By making it easier to explore and understand ENS, I seek to drive broader adoption and deepen the overall comprehension of the diverse applications and opportunities ENS offers.


Past experience working on ENS:

I am well-suited to lead the development of an ENS ecosystem page, for two primary reasons:

  1. Web3xplorer Creator: I created Web3xplorer, a free directory cataloging over 900 web3 apps from Ethereum and its layer 2 solutions. More than just a directory, it provides detailed app descriptions, features, previews, and direct links, all in an easy-to-navigate, mobile-optimized web app with a robust search engine and filters.
  2. Skills and Passion: My background as a Business Analyst in large digital projects and as a software developer gives me a unique mix of business insight and technical know-how. Coupled with my active involvement in web3 since 2017, I’m committed to building intuitive, user-friendly solutions that encourage wider engagement with web3 and ENS.

Additionally, understanding the importance of community engagement, I plan to collaborate with a professional experienced in managing and growing online communities. This will ensure our presence on Twitter and Farcaster, through the “ENS Hub” profiles, is not only informative but also actively engages with and grows the ENS community.


Size of team and commitment

The project will be driven by a compact and specialized team of three:

  1. Lead Developer (Myself): As the Lead Developer, I will dedicate my full-time efforts to both the front-end and back-end development of the project. My role is to ensure that the ENS ecosystem page is not only technically robust but also aligns seamlessly with user needs and expectations.
  2. Designer (Contract Basis): Upon funding, I plan to hire a skilled designer on a contract basis. Their expertise will be instrumental not just in creating a visually appealing interface but also in ensuring an optimal user experience (UX). Their periodic involvement will be strategically aligned with different phases of the project’s design, enhancing both aesthetics and functionality.
  3. Copywriter / Community Builder (3-4 days/week): Additionally, with the funding, I will bring on board a proficient copywriter who is also well-versed in web3 and experienced in community building and social media management. Their role will be multifaceted: crafting engaging content for the ENS ecosystem page, managing the dedicated Twitter/Farcaster accounts, and actively engaging with our audience.

This team composition ensures a balanced approach, with each member contributing essential skills for the project’s success.


Links to documents with further information

Presentation

Conflict of interest statement

I confirm that there would be no conflicts of interest if I am chosen to build and maintain the ENS Ecosystem Page project and Twitter/Farcaster socials. My involvement is dedicated exclusively to this project, with no current engagements in other DAO-funded initiatives or roles that might present a conflict. Additionally, I am committed to maintaining this standard of transparency and will promptly disclose any potential conflicts that may arise in the future.

10k Endorsement link

https://snapshot.org/#/nominations.ens.eth/proposal/0xb70124a21316cb22d424cebeb95bd1bf309a1d4a7fa4a3ea87962cced19be444

Budget Requested

I am requesting a budget of $100,000 USD per annum, in line with the minimum increment specified in the guidelines. This budget is intended to cover the costs associated with the development, design, and ongoing maintenance of the ENS Ecosystem Page. Additionally, it includes the expenses for content creation and the active management of our Twitter and Farcaster profiles, ensuring we engage effectively with the community.

Name and website of Provider:
Dark Florist https://www.dark.florist/
darkflorist.eth

Name of main point of contact:
Killari
killaridev.eth

What do you want to build on ENS?

We are dedicated to enhancing the safety of Ethereum for users through the development of censorship resistant, open-source (with permissive license), and privacy-focused software. Our flagship product, The Interceptor, is a browser extension available for Firefox, Chrome, and Brave.

The Interceptor provides users with a comprehensive explanation of their transactions before they sign them. For a brief overview of the extensions capabilities, watch our informative video on YouTube
The Interceptor counteracts scammers by simulating fraudulent transactions, thereby exposing the scam to users. As an example, consider this deceptive page falsely asserting that your ENS name is set to expire tomorrow (which is untrue!). When the user attempts to extend, the application instead initiates a transaction designed to purloin assets from their account. Our tool simulates this scenario, revealing that the proposed transaction is clearly divergent from what the app presented to the user.

In the unfortunate event that your private key is compromised, our tooling also can help you recover some of your assets:
So a scammer stole your tokens and is running a sweeper bot on your hacked Ethereum account - Part 1
So a scammer stole your tokens and is running a sweeper bot on your hacked Ethereum account - Part 2

Current products (all functional on mainnet):
The Interceptor (Transaction simulator extension)
Bouquet (Simple tool to send The Interceptor’s simulator stacks to mainnet)
NFT sender (Simple tool to send NFT’s)
Lunaria (Simple tool to send ETH and ERC20’s)

Along with our general team goals of improving the safety and security of Ethereum for all users, we also aim to improve our ENS integration. Currently, The Interceptor can only extract the ENS name from wrapped ENS NFTs and display it to the user. Our upcoming plans include incorporating additional ENS features such as:

  1. When user is interacting with ENS app or any third party ENS management tool, we’ll present a nice simulation that shows exactly what the user is doing before signing

  2. When a user is interacting with an ENS address, we will show what it resolves into if the user approves off-chain lookup of the name (since we care a lot about privacy, we require explicit approval from the user before making any external requests).

  3. Allow the user to add ENS addresses to their The Interceptor address book.

  4. Provide all of the above when using a Gnosis SAFE to manage an ENS name.

Past experience working on Ethereum:
Our co-founder, Micah Zoltu, is a distinguished Ethereum developer. He has contributed significantly to projects such as Augur, served as an EIP editor, created EIP-2718, and is a significant contributor to Ethereum core dev work. Micah also founded http://serv.eth that provides support to a number of Ethereum projects.

For the past year and a half, we’ve dedicated our efforts to developing The Interceptor and the other associated tools.

On top of working on our products, we work with a wider Ethereum ecosystem to make Ethereum a better place for everyone. Currently we are working on getting the eth_multicallV1 JSON-RPC method to all mainnet compatible Ethereum clients. Here’s the proposed execution spec: add `eth_multicallV1` by KillariDev · Pull Request #484 · ethereum/execution-apis · GitHub and here’s a presentation that we held to Ethereum core developers and others in Devconnect Istanbul about the topic: eth_multicall istanbul - Google Slides. We plan to continue our work to improve the overall Ethereum ecosystem.

Size of team and commitment
We currently have a team of two full time developers and one part time developer. We plan to grow our team to 4 full time developers with the ENS Grant.

Links to documents with further information
The Interceptor - A transaction simulator extension
The Interceptor - Ethereum Browser Extension for Security, Simulation, and Forking
How to securely transfer unclaimed tokens from a compromised wallet

Conflict of interest statement
The Interceptor is completely self funded and its founders have no conflict of interests.

10k Endorsement link: Self-endorsement (held by darkflorist.eth multisig)

Budget Requested: $500,000/y.

Other notes (optional field):
There’s currently a bug in The Interceptor with ENS that makes it clunky to login to ENS site with. We have a fix for this, which we aim to deploy next week.

All our development happens in the open for everyone in The Interceptor discord to see. Please feel free to join the discussion and ask us anything!

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ENS Service Provider Stream Proposal

Provider Information

  • Name and ENS Address of Provider: hodl.esf.eth
  • Website: Esf Tools

Contact Information

  • Name of Main Point of Contact: Sam (hodl.esf.eth)

Project Vision

  • What to Build on ENS:
    • Web 2 Community Integration: Our focus is on bridging Web 2 communities into the ENS ecosystem, enhancing the user base and adoption.
    • Development of Integration Tools: We plan to develop more Web 2 integration tools, including social media bots and subscription-based models, broadening ENS’s utility and user engagement.
    • Expanding ENS Utility: Our aim is to extend ENS functionalities beyond domain names, adapting to various use cases and strengthening community involvement.

Past Experience

  • Past ENS or Ethereum Projects:

    • Sam (hodl.esf.eth):

      • Subname Integrations: Successful integration of various subname projects, including hns.id ccip, pcc.eth, and lilnouns.eth custom resolver.
      • Generic Subname Mapper: Developed a generic subname mapper, meeting all date targets, with 2000 subs linked through this contract. Details
      • Blur.farm Integration: Contributed to blur.farm, a dApp for farming blur tokens. They have integrated Esf sub-names for managing user subscriptions. Blur.farm
    • Matthew (pingu.esf.eth):

      • Focused on infrastructure and website development, instrumental in the implementation of Esf Tools.
  • DigiJoint.eth Community:

    • Our largest subname community, digijoint.eth, is at the forefront of promoting subnames through daily Twitter spaces. They maintain affiliations with large Web2 brands, contributing significantly to the awareness and adoption of subnames. DigiJoint
  • PCC.eth and Q00ts.eth Communities:

    • These existing Web3 communities, pcc.eth and q00ts.eth, have integrated approximately 1000 linked subnames each. Their involvement demonstrates the versatility and appeal of Esf Tools within diverse Web3 spaces.
  • Blur.farm Integration:

    • The blur.farm community successfully utilizes Esf domains to token-gate subscription benefits, showcasing a practical and innovative application of our subname system in a dApp environment. This integration underlines the adaptability and utility of Esf Tools in enhancing user experiences and functionalities within the Web3 ecosystem. Blur.farm
  • Overall Impact:

    • Creation of around 3000 subnames through our platform, showcasing our capability and dedication to enhancing the ENS ecosystem.

Team Size and Commitment

  • Team Composition and Dedication:
    • A committed team of two, Sam and Matthew, with plans to expand the team upon securing funding, enabling us to devote more time and resources to Esf Tools.

Conflict of Interest Statement

  • Potential Conflicts:
    • Sam’s involvement in the Handshake ecosystem is noted but is not seen as a conflict of interest. Instead, it fosters diversity in the naming systems within the Web3 ecosystem, aligning with our vision for a more interconnected and versatile Web3 space.

Endorsement

  • 10k Endorsement Proof: A snapshot proposal has been created for endorsement. Snapshot

Budget Request

  • Annual Budget: Requesting $200,000 annually. This budget will enable full-time dedication from Sam and Matthew and facilitate the recruitment of additional team members to support Esf Tools.

Other Notes

  • Future Plans: We are committed to ongoing development and enhancement of Esf Tools, with a focus on evolving alongside and contributing to the growth of the ENS ecosystem.
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Name and website of Provider:

Smart Token Labs (aka AlphaWallet team) is an organization focusing on making tokens smart. Smart token bridges from blockchain to beyond. By smart tokens, it could bring/enable more NATIVE functions to ENS tokens.

ENS name - AlphaWallet.eth

Name of main point of contact:

Contact person - bobjiang.eth

What do you want to build on ENS?

We are building the crypto native functions for ENS name holders.
After the integration, All ENS holders could use ENS ERC721 token as following video.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1730074121659428919

Benefits for ENS:

  • native functions enabled by ENS team
  • like renew ENS names on the token itself or other more functions
  • update details like mail, avatar, description, notice, location, phone, url, display, keywords directly
  • Check the current status of their ENS tokens
  • possibility for the partners to integrate ENS easily

Demo - Here is the example https://viewer.tokenscript.org/

Connect the website with your ENS wallet.

Past experience working on ENS:

AlphaWallet (AlphaWallet · GitHub) is an Ethereum wallet to support ENS in very early phase.

Size of team and commitment

team size: 2 (part time)

Bob - bobjiang.eth

Nick - technic.eth

Supported by TokenScript, a technical framework by Smart Token Labs.

Links to documents with further information

Github for alphawallet - AlphaWallet · GitHub

Github for tokenscript - Smart Token Labs · GitHub

Conflict of interest statement

bobjiang.eth and technic.eth act independently and has no corporate or financial relationships with entities within the ENS ecosystem that could lead to a conflict of interest.

10k Endorsement link:

https://snapshot.org/#/nominations.ens.eth/proposal/0xd0404dee1d4f7f19a136ec50ca455454a9efe59781036c9283cf28b789f41f00

Budget Requested:

Minimum $100,000/y

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Summary for Snapshot vote

Ethereum Follow Protocol (EFP) is a social graph protocol for Ethereum accounts that uses and complements ENS, set to launch mid-Q1. ENS needs a social graph to remain competitive with other social graph projects that have their own name and profile systems that compete with ENS. We’re closely aligned in vision and values with the ENS community, we’re building and running ENS infrastructure (e.g. our own metadata service), and most of our launch partners are from the ENS community. Our team has long ties to the ENS community: brantly.eth (previously led the ENS core team; ENS DAO delegate; creator of Sign-in with Ethereum), cory.eth (ENS DAO delegate; creator of OpenAvatar; previously developer at Carbon Robotics, Amazon), and esm.eth (built a decentralized social media on top of ENS, winner of ETHGlobal Hackathon, Web3 Jam 2021; previously a developer at LlamaFolio).

Name and website of Provider:

Ethereum Follow Protocol

efp.eth

ethfollow.xyz

Name of main point of contact:

brantly.eth

What do you want to build on ENS?

We’re keeping ENS competitive by building a social graph protocol for Ethereum accounts that uses and complements ENS, which we call the Ethereum Follow Protocol (EFP).

This includes its smart contracts, L2 support, web app manager, and offchain indexer for fast access to EFP data, among other things.

How our work helps ENS:

  • Adds social graph functionality to existing Ethereum identity stack, keeping ENS competitive with other social graph projects that have their own name and profile systems that compete with ENS
  • Heavy use of ENS in EFP manager web app
  • ENS support in our public API service
  • Ensure EFP integrations also use ENS (see our integration demo)
  • Running our own ENS metadata service, may make publicly available with public API
  • Plan to eventually offer users free subdomains and avatar-setting feature in EFP manager

Aligned with ENS
Web3 is the future of the Internet, and this includes web3 identity. We’re designing and building EFP with the intention that, like ENS, it is a new open, credibly neutral, public good protocol of the Internet. We support the elements of the existing Ethereum identity stack, and we view it as a strength that the various elements are separate projects since it means each element can stand or fall on its merits, as opposed to the entire stack being an all-or-nothing proposition.

Our values, vision, and interests are closely aligned with those of the ENS community. We’re appreciative of the support and interest of the ENS community in the development of EFP thus far. We have 24 launch partners so far, many of whom are from the ENS community.

Past experience working on ENS:

brantly.eth: previously led the ENS core team; ENS DAO delegate; creator of Sign-in with Ethereum

cory.eth: ENS DAO delegate; creator of OpenAvatar; previously developer at Carbon Robotics, Amazon

esm.eth: built a decentralized social media on top of ENS, winner of ETHGlobal Hackathon (Web3 Jam 2021); previously a developer at LlamaFolio, a Defillama sibling product

We have the skills and experience necessary to successfully develop and grow a new web3 identity protocol, as well as build ENS tools as needed.

Size of team and commitment

There are currently three of us (listed above). We’re committed to EFP for the long-term as a new protocol of the Internet. If we get this funding, we may hire a fourth team member.

Links to documents with further information

Conflict of interest statement

EFP has previously received a $40k grant from the ENS DAO Public Goods working group.

10k Endorsement link

Self-endorsement: our main point of contact, brantly.eth, meets this requirement.

Budget Requested:

$500,000/yr

We will use this money for the following:

  • $450,000 for salaries for our three person team for one year, possibly hiring a fourth person
  • $50,000 for additional costs including hosting, legal, accounting, promotion of EFP, etc

Other notes

We plan to launch EFP on mainnet in mid-Q1 of 2024 and our hope is to never stop working on it because it successfully becomes a new protocol of the Internet.

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Name and website of Provider:
Name: ENS Vision Forge
Website: https://forge.ens.vision

Name of the main point of contact:
Main point of contact: @Zimtente / zim.eth

What do you want to build on ENS:
At ENS Vision, we have established “Forge”, a dedicated team committed to the development of open-source projects and tooling for the ENS ecosystem. Forge operates as a specialized unit within ENS Vision, using our collective expertise and resources to innovate and build solutions that enhance the ENS platform. Our mission with Forge is to create tools and applications that not only cater to the current demands of the ENS community but also pave the way for new possibilities and broader adoption of ENS.

The projects we are initiating under the Forge banner are designed to address key areas of need within the ENS ecosystem, offering solutions that are both innovative and practical. These projects will not only enhance the functionality and user experience of ENS but also contribute significantly to its growth and widespread adoption. With a dedicated team and a clear vision, Forge is poised to be a catalyst for change and progress within the ENS landscape.

Forge.Node

Forge.Node, is a comprehensive data platform designed to simplify and enhance ENS project development. It integrates on-chain, off-chain, and secondary market data into an accessible API, empowering developers to effortlessly tap into a rich data repository. This tool is focused on enabling quick development within the ENS ecosystem, making it an invaluable resource for developers looking to build with efficiency and creativity.

Forge.Substore

Forge.Substore is a dynamic smart contract that enables efficient creation and management of ENS subdomain stores. It allows users to set up a customized store for their parent ENS name, streamlining the process of minting multiple subdomains in one go. Key features include the ability to set a start time for sales, limit the number of names mintable through the contract, and determine pricing (with a free option available). This solution operates entirely on-chain, offering transparency and security.

Already successfully utilized by various projects, Forge.Substore demonstrates its utility and effectiveness:

Forge.Registrar

Forge.Registrar is a smart contract, its primary function is to enable bulk minting and renewal of domains, including both NameWrapper names and standard ENS names, in a single operation. This contract stands out for its high gas efficiency, making it a cost-effective solution for large-scale domain operations.

Key features of Forge.Registrar include:

  • Custom Fee Setting: Providers can set custom fees, providing flexibility and control over their domain transactions.
  • Custom Revenue Sharing Program: It offers a unique feature that allows providers to implement a custom revenue-sharing program, adding an extra layer of utility and financial model atop the standard ENS framework.

Past experience working on ENS:

Our journey with ENS has been marked by significant achievements and contributions, showcasing our expertise and commitment to the ENS ecosystem:

  1. ENS.Vision Marketplace Launch: Since its inception in March 2022, ENS.Vision has become a pivotal marketplace in the ENS space. It generated an impressive turnover of around $70 million USD in 2022, reflecting our ability to create and manage high-impact projects successfully.
  2. Bulk Registrar Usage: We’ve registered several hundred thousand ENS names through our BulkReg Contract.
  3. Namewrapper Integration: We were the first vertical to fully integrate with the Namewrapper contract, demonstrating our capability to adopt and implement new technologies rapidly.
  4. ENS Vision Custom Name Manager: Our development of a custom name manager, positioned as an alternative to ENS.app, underscores our expertise in creating user-centric and efficient tools. This platform not only enhances the ENS user experience but also introduces advanced features like bulk renewals, the ability to bulk renew domains to a specific date, setting your resolver, controller and also managing name records. These functionalities demonstrate our commitment to providing practical, time-saving solutions within the ENS ecosystem.
  5. Subdomain Stores: As exemplified in projects like the DEV, 10K ETHs, and Email categories, our Substore has facilitated the minting of thousands of subdomains, proving our ability to deliver solutions that meet the community’s needs.

Size of team and commitment:
3-5 Full-time employees

Links to documents with further information:
Couple of our contracts lined up here:
https://etherscan.io/address/0x5d81ce189BF5267E70fb555916ffBc3D4c7b2245 (bulk renew)
https://etherscan.io/address/0x00000000008794027c69c26d2a048dbec09de67c (latest bulkreg contract)
https://etherscan.io/address/0x9996FCFa25B234e80BcF876d83d2e7F338F9BDA5 (generalized substore without consecutive minting)
https://etherscan.io/address/0x409a1ea957b38517d395306c53fcb553eefa7262 (consecutive minting contract)
https://dune.com/avsa/ensip14 (ensip14 registrations)
https://dune.com/reservoir0x/ens-vision-dashboard (market place dashboard)
https://dune.com/niftytable/ens-vision

Conflict of interest statement:
None

10k Endorsement link:
https://snapshot.org/#/nominations.ens.eth/proposal/0x51328b1fa4ba25eb564f363480a3bccc1f742d989f4df956f15ed01460c33ac8

Budget Requested:

$500,000.00 / year

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One-paragraph summary for Snapshot (per Nick’s request): Building on more than a year of progress, Namespace focuses on making ENS-based digital identity a new industry standard to enhance user experience in Web3 space. Our proposal outlines a comprehensive suite of tools and an easy-to-use platform, designed to allow ENS Name owners such as individuals, communities, wallets, games, websites, etc. to easily issue, customize, and manage ENS Subnames, regardless of technical expertise. With Namespace, every ENS name owner to become a digital identity provider with minimal effort, thereby streamlining ENS integration, and identity management and making Names and Subnames more accessible to everyone. With $200,000 our team of 3 people will transition to full-time development, and continue building our entire product suite.

Link to a full (this?) proposal: Service Provider Stream Nomination Thread - #20 by cap

Name and website of Provider

Name: Namespace
Website: https://v2.namespace.tech/
Soon-to-be retired Website: https://namespace.ninja/

Name of main point of contact

Cap – thecap.eth

What do you want to build on ENS?

Vision: Make digital (onchain) identity a new industry standard in crypto, replacing wallet addresses with ENS Names and Subnames (universal and portable wallet names, profiles, identifiers, usernames).

Mission: Make it easy for ENS name owners to become digital identity providers, make minting digital identity accessible everywhere, and get it in the hands of every crypto user.

Goal: Build and provide tools, API, custom-built solutions, and an easy-to-use platform (no coding skill required) in order to handle setting up, customizing, and issuing Subnames for existing and new crypto users.

We have been actively engaged with ENS DAO and the Protocol for over a year, and Namespace is entirely built on the ENS protocol.

Namespace is built as a simple-to-use platform that any ENS name owner can use to issue Subnames in a variety of ways and for different purposes, regardless of their technical knowledge and expertise. It allows Name owners to issue free or paid Subnames either through the Namespace platform or through their own Apps, Websites, or Blogs. This capability enables ENS name owners to offer and monetize Digital Identity registration services, turning every ENS Name owner into a Digital Identity provider.

Namespace is designed to remove complexity associated with ENS names for non-tech users, by providing a user-friendly interface that abstracts away technical details which improves the ease of utilization of ENS names and enhances digital identity for projects in Web3.

Product Suite

What have we built so far?

These are all the tools, features, and cool use cases we came up with after a year of working on Namespace. Each Use Case represents a different ENS User group that wants to issue Subnames in a different way.

Use Case #1

Unruggable Subnames for Individual ENS name holderseasily gift or sell Subnames (digital identity) to anyone.

We are someone who truly believes in the power of the ENS community as an onboarding vehicle for mass adoption. Channeling their efforts towards onboarding new users and providing them with Subnames is something we want to actively work on.

Who is it for: ENS name owners that have a neck for entrepreneurship and want to onboard users to crypto and potentially make money doing it.

Status: Already built, more improvements on the way.

Future improvements:

  • ENS name and subname trading – enable simple trading experience for all Names and Subnames.
  • Implement Subname renting – Enable renting with yearly renewals for Subnames.
  • Implement L2 Subnames – L2 minted and settled Subnames through ENS EVM Gateway with CCIP and reduce the barrier to mass adoption by decreasing gas prices.

Use Case #2

Community SubnamesBrand awareness through collective and cohesive onchain Identity.

Collective and cohesive identity experience for PFP collections, DAOs, Web3 Communities, Private groups, etc. to increase brand awareness, unity, and status. Enabled thourgh token-gated minting so that only certain NFT holders can mint certain Subnames.

Who is it for: Communities, private groups, DAOs, clubs, etc.

Status: Fully functional on Goerli. Works well with ERC721.

Future improvements: Need to add support for ERC1155 tokens and additional features to enrich the experience such as revocability if NFT is sold, etc.

Use Case #3

Namespace WidgetBecome an ENS Digital Identity Provider in less than 2 minutes. (sell subnames from your own ENS Names on your own Blog or a Website).

The idea behind Widget (and Namespace itself) is to create the ability so that anyone can become a Digital Identity Provider in less than 2 minutes with one line of code. Widget makes this easy to connect with anyone’s Blog, Website, Community page, etc. With a little additional modification, it can have a different (other than standard) design and it can be designed to reflect the brand identity of the Website or Provider who’s integrating it.

Who is it for: Blogs, Educational websites, Web3 general websites, any website that has an ENS name and wants to issue/sell/gift digital identity (subnames) from their website.

Status: Built and tested on Goerli.

Test it yourself here: Sample Page – namespace-blog

Add it to your website: you can test it by adding it to your website: <script type="module" src="https://namespace-widgets.fra1.digitaloceanspaces.com/namespace-vite-widget/bundle.js"></script>

Future improvements:

  • Launch it on the WordPress Marketplace as a Plugin so it can be installed and set up easily with no coding required.
  • Allow the owners who implement it to be able to show and sell subnames from their ENS Names only.

Use Case #4

Namespace (Wallet) APIFree (L2) Universal Profiles for Wallets

Simple API for easy integration and issuance of subnames on L2 (OP initially) with optional Account Abstraction integration to facilitate sponsored transactions so the users claiming Subnames can claim them for free (sponsored by the Wallet provider).

Who is it for: Wallets and Games primarily, but also anyone that wants an API for L2 subname management

Status: Being built with one wallet provider

Future improvements: Expand to other L2s and create White-label solution for wallets.

Past experience working on ENS

We’ve been building Namespace on ENS for the last year and a half now. Our entire platform is already fully functional on Goerli and around 80% of the product suite I mentioned above is already built and being tested on Goerli.

A demo of our dapp with allianceDAO.eth used as an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnfMP0wxCak

Some stuff we built:

  • Onchain Public Registry with all listed ENS names that have Subnames available for minting.
  • Registration front end – easy way to find all available Subnames from listed ENS names + ability to register ENS Names
  • Register ENS to someone else’s Wallet address
  • Set primary name during registration
  • Free or paid subnames minting
  • Browsing available Subnames among listed ENS names
  • Customize subname selling price based on length
  • Reserve some subnames for yourself when listing ENS name
  • Set a deadline when you want to start minting subnames
  • Whitelist wallets you want to give the ability to mint subnames for free
  • Whitelist only those wallets that you want to be able to mint subnames
  • Token-gated listing and minting so that only certain NFT holders can mint subname
  • Updating onchain text records
  • Custom ‘Name Description’ and ‘Subname holder benefits’ text records
  • Automatically burning fuses based on the use case ENS name is used for – not requiring end users to know what to do if they want to sell unruggable subnames.
  • Dashboard with user stats about Subname selling
  • Wrapping and bulk wrapping ENS names

We see ourselves as an extension of ENS. Namespace basically supercharges ENS utility and creates custom-built solutions for specific groups of users of ENS.

For this reason, we’ve integrated the Thorin design system as well, to capture a unified and recognizable design. This ensures a consistent user experience for everyone in the crypto dealing with ENS names and digital identities.

Some stats from the Goerli testnet with our alpha testers:

Unique listed names 54
Average listing price 0.16 ETH
Total minted subnames 178
Unique parent names with minted subnames 33
Total minted amount 23.10 ETH
Average spent on minting per wallet 0.075 ETH
Average earned on minting per wallet 0.14 ETH

Size of team and commitment

We are a team of 3 people.

We’ve been building Namespace despite having full-time jobs. Our aim with this proposal is to obtain funding for the first year, which will enable us to commit full-time. Despite the limited time invested, working only in our spare time, we’re happy with our progress so far but recognize there are more features to be developed.

Funding Namespace will support not just our development work, but also initiatives like user onboarding, education, marketing, more partnerships and integrations, and other activities, all of which will directly or indirectly benefit ENS.

In addition to our main activities, we also focus on enjoyable stuff like publishing articles (Mirror), and hosting popular events such as Twitter Spaces (e.g., “Digital Identity with dr3a and Evan,” which brought >500 attendees).

The potential scale for Namespace is inherently tied to the growth of the ENS. As digital identity becomes more important online, especially in a decentralized world, the need for user-friendly and secure naming systems will escalate. Therefore, one of our goals is to create railroads for easy adoption and integration of ENS naming services through Namespace (API, Widget, Platform) and help cement ENS as the de facto naming system for the Web3 world!

Links to documents with further information

Technical overview of the Dapp and Smart contracts: Namespace Technical Overview - Google Docs

Demo for Griff.eth including buying, listing, and minting subname from the Widget: Loom | Free Screen & Video Recording Software | Loom

Conflict of interest statement

  • I applied to be Ecosystem Working group Steward in the past which you can see on this Snapshot here and here. I received a lot of support and got 400k and 800k ENS votes that I’m very thankful for but I didn’t become Ecosystem steward.

  • Received a 10k USDC grant from the Ecosystem working group.

  • Received 2 ETH in ENS Small Grants.

10k Endorsement link

Endorsement Link:
https://snapshot.org/#/nominations.ens.eth/proposal/0xfcb7571e734bdb625f3c0382438963632d815b0122a368c0c6a28c36918cd7d5

Budget Requested

$200,000 which will secure the 3 of us to start working full-time on this immediately.

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Name and website of Provider: encirca.eth

Name of main point of contact: Tom Barrett (tom.encirca.eth)

What do you want to build on ENS?

Project Name: ENS Anti-Abuse Tools

Four years ago, Brantly.eth published “Why ENS Doesn’t Create More TLDs: Responsible Citizenship in the Global Namespace | by brantly.eth | Medium.”

This is worth a re-read.

I am requesting an ENS Stream to kick-start a project to further the aspirations for responsible citizenship discussed in this article. Namely, the creation of anti-abuse tools to combat deceptive, malicious, and illegal activity that harms the public and threatens to damage the public trust of web3 and ENS.

These anti-abuse mechanisms must be compatible with Article 1 of the ENS DAO Constitution that states, “Name ownership must not be infringed.” The end goal is not to take away anyone’s name, but rather to have tools to report issues, assess them, and if deemed abusive, alert the community about bad actors so the entire ecosystem can protect consumers from harm.

The biggest obstacle holding back mainstream ecosystem acceptance and adoption of Web3 names is the lack of safeguards for consumer safety. Without mechanisms to reliably address abusive behavior, the mainstream internet ecosystem will be reluctant to enable the public to have full access to web3. This issue impacts every web3 naming service. The first web3 ecosystem to successfully address abusive behavior will have a higher likelihood of mainstream acceptance before other similar services.

As the largest and most successful web3 naming service, this obviously impacts the future growth and sustainability of ENS.

Today, web3 operates without any guardrails to protect against consumer harm. A similar situation existed for DNS domains in the 1990’s. Gradually over the last 30 years the public has learned to trust the internet due in large part to the presence of anti-abuse mechanisms that protect consumers from harm. Fortunately, a lot of these efforts were led by the internet industry itself, which allowed the internet to flourish by avoiding stifling government regulation.

If ENS is to successfully grow to serve the next one billion users, it needs to be a responsible citizen and address abusive behavior using ENS names. Everyone in the ENS community has a role to play to ensure ENS is safe for the public. This can be done without compromising the ideals of its constitution. The entire ENS ecosystem must participate, from wallet providers, marketplaces and resolvers. The web2 ecosystem must be involved as well since ultimately the mainstream internet will decide whether ENS is safe for public use.

These tools represent an opportunity for ENS to set the industry standard for combating web3 naming abuse and ensuring the safety of the next generation of ENS users. The tools would be constructed to allow for adoption by the entire web3 ecosystem, demonstrating what responsible global citizenship looks like.

Deliverables

The main deliverables of the project will be open-source repositories for the developed tools and submitted complaints of alleged abusive behavior.

Proposed Milestones

  • First Quarter
    • Formation and announcement of project
    • Solicit for collaborators
    • High-level design of reporting tools
  • Second Quarter
    • Complete proof of concept for reporting alleged abusive behavior
    • Commence organizing public discussions for ways to address complaints
  • Third Quarter
    • Launch open-source anti-abuse reporting tools
  • Fourth Quarter
    • Determine next steps for sustainability and funding of project

Experience working on ENS:

I am uniquely qualified to lead this effort. I’ve participated in internet governance for over 25 years and have been involved in developing DNS abuse tools in web2.

I have extensive relationships across the various stakeholders that need to be involved to ensure this project is viewed as credible and is successful. You can view my Linkedin profile here: Thomas Barrett | LinkedIn

EnCirca started working with ENS five years ago with the launch of the .LUXE ICANN TLD in 2018, which was one of the first ICANN TLDs to integrate with ENS. We continue to support ENS registrations as a custodial-registrar. We also support over 2,400 Handshake TLDs.

In 2022, we launched the Altroots search engine for web3 domains, covering .ETH, Handshake, Decentraweb and Unstoppable names.

Most recently, we launched w3.link, which bridges web2 domains with web3 for existing users and new-comers to web3 (specifically ENS) with utility such as decentralized link-in-bio and event badges. We are the only decentralized link-in-bio that is compatible with both web3 and web2 domains. W3.link includes several smart contracts as part of its infrastructure.

Trademark Experience

I am active in the International Trademark Association, the global apex organization for trademark lawyers. In the 1990’s, I led the development of SAEGIS, the premier trademark research platform.

Although not a lawyer, four years ago, I was asked to be the founding Chair of the 20-lawyer Blockchain Subcommittee. I have spent the last four years educating INTA members on the threats and opportunities presented by blockchain technologies.

Size of team and commitment

I expect a team of 4-5 people: 3 FTE developers and 1-2 FTE for project management and design, community outreach and policy development. We will rely heavily on volunteers interested in internet governance and public policy, both internal and external to the ENS community.

Conflict of interest statement

I, nor anyone in my business, are currently receiving any income from the ENS DAO or related entities.

10k Endorsement link:

This project must have community support to succeed. I am also looking for other developers and organizations interested in this project.

I am asking for endorsements for indications of support and interested collaborators at [ens-streams.eth]. (Snapshot)

The Admin updated this to a new link:
ENS Streams Nomination Proposal: Nominate encirca.eth to Service Provider Stream (snapshot.org)

Budget Requested: $100,000

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Name and website of Provider

Name: dappling.eth
Website: dappling.network

Name of main point of contact

bookland.eth

What do you want to build on ENS?

dAppling is a tool that makes it easy for developers to deploy secure decentralized frontends to IPFS & ENS. Developers connect their GitHub account, and with a few clicks get a decentralized site with CI/CD, preview builds, and best practices for a fast decentralized site out of the box.

We believe that it’s instrumental for the front end layer of applications to become decentralized. As ENS continues to grow, new use cases are popping up. We envision a future where ENS is used to provide a decentralized access point for all applications. For this to happen, developers need a way to host their sites in a decentralized way with a great developer experience, good performance for their users, and web3 grade security.

Some problems we are working on solving

Frontends need to be reliable.

Smart contracts have 100% availability, but 100% availability doesn’t mean much if the way users access the smart contract (the frontend) is unavailable. We are working to provide decentralized access points to make sure users are always able to interact with the smart contracts through a user friendly frontend.

This is especially important for DeFi protocols, where their frontend being down may result in significant issues, like users getting liquidated because they can’t add collateral.

Frontends need to be secure.

DeFi frontends are plagued with hacks. These need to stop for mass adoption of DeFi. Here’s a few from just the last month…

Since we are helping sites with their deployments, we are in a core position to help prevent these types of frontend attacks.

Frontends need to be fast for users.

We scraped all of the DeFi protocols that are on https://defillama.com/ and found that over 50% of them are using centralized frontends with tools like Vercel or Netlify.

We talked with many of these teams and learned the main reasons they aren’t using decentralized frontends with ENS:

  1. They want their site to be really fast for users, and currently decentralized sites are plagued with speed issues.
  2. The developer experience for deploying to IPFS + ENS sucks (no automatic cicd/ no preview builds, no instant rollbacks, users have to pay gas to update their .eth website).

Future of Frontends

Some things we want to accomplish in addition to making it really easy to build fast secure decentralized frontends.

  • Build a standard way for protocols to prove their canonical contract addresses using ENS. We built an MVP of this with uniswap, where they use v3deployments.uniswap.eth to show their canonical addresses on each chain.
  • Build a standard way for users to define their different access points for their frontend, and a way to verify that the access points are not malicious.
  • Create a directory of decentralized sites and their access points, to make the discovery of secure frontends easy.

Past experience working on ENS

We have been working on dAppling for the past year and our team has been building in the Ethereum ecosystem since 2021.

Our team previously built arbor.finance, which helped DAOs raise ~3m in debt based financing and had ~15m max TVL

We’ve also built several tools: v3deployments, ggp dashboard, blockchain event explorer

Size of team and commitment

We are currently a team of 3 working on this full time. We may bring on a few more people if we are selected as a service provider.

Links to documents with further information

Conflict of interest statement

None!

10k Endorsement link

Budget Requested

400k

Other notes

90 sec platform demo
An public project on the dAppling platform

Thanks for considering our application!

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Name and website of Provider: StableLab.eth

Name: StableLab
Website: https://stablelab.xyz/
Safe Address: StableLab.eth

Name of main point of contact:

Raphael Spannocchi (spannocchi.eth) - Governance Lead

What do you want to build on ENS?

We’re looking to build a procurement platform for DAOs.

From the ENS Governance Process:

The primary mechanism by which the DAO gets things done is via “Requests for Proposal” (RFPs). An RFP is a request from the DAO for contributors to offer to do work on its behalf, and receive compensation in return.

How can DAOs attract as many offers as possible and find the best candidate?

There’s an acute need for a platform where many DAOs publish RFPs and service providers can easily find work they’re interested in and apply. A platform that makes it easy for DAOs to think through the nooks and crannies of how to write a great RFP. And a place where the best service providers come to bid for work.

This is precisely what we want to build. :rocket:

For the supply side (DAOs looking for service providers):

An easy-to-use UI/UX that guides DAOs through setting up a great Request For Proposal (RFP) process so they can get a specific scope of work done.

For the demand side (Service Providers looking for work):

An easy-to-use UI/UX where they can easily find open RFPs and apply with open, public profiles built on top of ENS names that develop over time to showcase their work and the success they created.

We will use ENS as the basis for applicants and DAOs, so the domain names become “LinkedIn-style” profiles.

Please see the link to the Slide deck for further information.

Past experience working on ENS:

We have not contributed to ENS prior to this engagement, but are excited to get started.

Size of team and commitment

We will deploy one full-stack engineer and one UX engineer full-time exclusively to this project, plus one project manager with about 2/3rd to full-time commitment.

Links to documents with further information

Please review our pitch deck for the platform here.

Conflict of interest statement

There are no conflicts of interest. StableLab is not a steward or in any other active role at ENS DAO.

10k Endorsement link: Delegate Support for ENS Provider Application

Budget Requested: $300,000 for developing and improving a DAO procurement platform built on top of ENS for one year.

Other notes (optional field)

If successful, we will continue to operate the platform and improve it. The project would be completely open source but could be made to monetize and pay for itself by introducing a small bps fee on top of project volume for successful matchmaking.

This fee-taking could make the project self-sustaining and pay into the ENS DAO Treasury if it is successful enough.

Name and website of Provider:

Name:
resolverworks.eth

Website:
namestone.xyz

Name of main point of contact:

slobo.eth

What do you want to build on ENS?

We want to build the premier subname provider of ENS.

Registering an ENS name for everyone on Earth would take 33 years and every block on mainnet. We want to sustainably expand the ENS ecosystem by making gasless subnames and L2 names a reality. This way, any individual from any country who wants an ENS can easily get one.

What we have done

We launched namestone.xyz and have issued thousands of subnames for more than a dozen ENS enabled domains. These names are used extensively as we receive thousands of forward resolution requests each day. We have provided and managed subnames for:

  • Obvious Technology via obv.id, a smart contract wallet
  • POAP.xyz, bookmarks for your life platform
  • Converse.xyz, a messaging app built on top of XMTP
  • PoolTogether, Saving & winning protocol
  • Wassies, NFT project
  • GreenPill, a regen network
  • Mailchain, web3 email

We have made it simple to use ENS across platforms, protocols, NFT projects, and wallets. And we are just getting started!

What we plan to do

With the ENS DAO stream, we will expand and enhance our services, offering subnames to any person or group that wants one. We will develop websites for managing subnames and offer diverse options for registration. Our goal is to enable trust-minimized subname registration on a variety of L2s as well as gasless registration in a centralized database.

Below are the target personas who will most benefit from our efforts. Until now, we have only been able to target personas that had the ability to pay for our services. With the support of the DAO, we can bring ENS to anyone!

Newcomer Nancy
Nancy is brand new to Web3. She’s attended a few web3 events and has heard people refer to their .eth. When she searches ENS and visits the current frontend she is able to find a name she likes, but she is confused by the checkout experience and is put off by the price.

OG Olga
Olga has been in web3 for a few years. She owns her own ENS name and has it on all her socials. She wants a way to organize her public addresses and sees ENS as the pricey solution. She also has out of date social handles on her ENS name because she doesn’t want to pay to update them. She would be happier if there was a free way to manage her socials and subnames.

Company Carl
Carl is responsible for improving his community/company/protocol’s user experience. He knows that adding an ENS enabled namespace via subnames would add value to his users. Resources are tight and he would prefer an easy to use off the shelf solution.

Deliverables

To serve these personas and make ENS subnames easy to issue and use, we will deliver and enhance the following:

  • L2 enabled and tradable ENS subnames
  • A website where anyone can claim their own ENS subname
  • A website where admins can manage subnames through a web portal
  • An API that allows developers to issue subnames programmatically
  • Marketing and educational materials to support our efforts as needed

We expect our offerings to evolve as we continue to engage with ENS labs, fellow stream recipients, customers, and layer 2s.

All software developed will be open sourced. This includes front ends, smart contracts, and custom resolvers that may need to be developed. We will also release our design system.

Past experience working on ENS:

We have created products in crypto used by tens of thousands. Our expertise lies in delivering products quickly and then effectively iterating based on community feedback.

ENS Ecosystem Contributions:

  • Developed namestone.xyz, an easy to use API for gasless subname management, integrated by POAP, PoolTogether, obv.id, and more. Namestone has issued thousands of subdomains and resolved them hundreds of thousands of times
  • Created nftychat.xyz, an ENS-based alternative to Discord
  • Created teamnick.xyz, which issues tradable ENS subnames of teamnick.eth on base

Further, slobo.eth has co-authored ENS-IP 14, a method to track the source of .eth registrations on-chain, served as a Lead Ecosystem Working group steward for four terms, and has consistently acted as an educator and evangelist for all things ENS.

Size of team and commitment
Our team consists of a full stack engineer, a product/marketing lead, and a designer, all with demonstrable experience building tech in crypto. The current team is committed to working full time. With this new direction, we plan to hire a solidity focused dev and 1-2 full stack engineers to help develop our new offerings. The total team size is expected to be 4-6 people.

Conflict of interest statement

Slobo.eth is a current ENS Ecosystem Steward. Slobo.eth plans to run for steward next term as well. In the event that we are selected as a service provider and slobo.eth is also elected as a steward, slobo.eth will work with metagov to come up with an appropriate solution.

10k Endorsement link:
https://snapshot.org/#/ens-streams.eth/proposal/0x868c2cb397102197d954314c2ae2b3140c4750452b7bacc4eb99e3b039ea6c38

Budget Requested:

700,000 USDC / Year

We expect that the majority of the budget will be spent on salaries, with $50,000 reserved for professional services, such as legal, accounting, etc.

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Name and website of Provider : Wildcard Labs - wildcardlabs.xyz, wildcardlabs.eth

Wildcard Labs is a developer team based in Nairobi, KE. We specialize on creating tools and platforms that actively contribute to the increased adoption of ENS domains and records, making them an essential component of the decentralized web.

Name of main point of contact :

Steve @stevegachau.eth

What do you want to build on ENS?:

We hope to secure a funding stream that will empower us to work full-time, channeling 100% of our focus and energy into enriching the ENS protocol without distraction, in line with our dual goals:

  1. Enhancing ENS Functionality: Our commitment involves developing user-friendly applications that extend the functionality of ENS, ensuring versatility and accessibility for a broader audience. Projects like Optinames and Wildcards Protocol are living examples, providing practical solutions that empower users.
  2. Boosting Adoption: Beyond functionality, our focus extends to actively contributing to the increased adoption of ENS domains and records. Tools like Avatarsync & ENS Redirect aim to seamlessly integrate ENS into users’ online presence, fostering a sense of ownership and utility.

While we continue these projects, we’re excited to channel this momentum into creating new, groundbreaking applications over the next 18 months, and hopefully beyond. This funding will not only facilitate continuous improvement but will empower us to explore and develop new and impactful experiments.

In line with our commitment to innovation, we’re thrilled to introduce our upcoming project, the Superchain Resolver. Leveraging the recently released EVM gateway by the ENS Labs team, this initiative will revolutionize ENS usage by providing users with seamless records management across Optimism, Base, Zora, PGN and other OP-chains. We aim to make ENS more cost-effective compared to managing records on the Ethereum mainnet. This approach addresses the rising expenses associated with mainnet transactions, ensuring a more economical solution for ENS users.

The Superchain Resolver is just the tip of the iceberg, as we remain dedicated to a continuous exploration of new tools and experiments, ensuring that Wildcard Labs remains at the forefront of ENS innovation.

Past experience working on ENS :

In line with our commitment to make ENS more user-friendly and widely adopted, we’re excited to share the impact of our work through the following projects:

  1. Avatarsync: Enables users to sync their social media profiles with their ENS avatars, ensuring automatic updates whenever their profile pictures change on platforms like Twitter, Lens Protocol and Farcaster.

  2. ENSRegistry Twitter Bot: Posts real-time updates on all ENS names registered to Twitter, promoting transparency and awareness within the community. Live since Jan 2022, the bot has posted 535,873 times, that’s over 2 million names.

  3. Optinames: Introduces ENS subdomains on the Optimism network, expanding the ENS ecosystem to Layer 2 solutions.

    • A substantial 7,723 Optimism users have successfully acquired free ENS sub-names via Optinames.
    • 25,484 ENS sub-names have been registered on OP Mainnet.
  4. ENS Redirect: Allows users to point their ENS domains to traditional Web2 URLs, bridging the gap between decentralized and centralized web experiences.

  5. Wildcards Protocol BETA : Links ENS to NFT collections on any EVM chain, providing instant sub-domains to NFT holders without the need for individual claims/registrations.

    • 7 NFT communities have been onboarded on OP chain. Check them out.
      (OptiChads, Apetimism, Tickled Picklez, Optimistic Bunnies, Optimism Quests, Deggkies Optimism, HyperChads)
    • 3 NFT collections have been onboarded on Base.
      (Tiny Based Frogs, Base Wars, Summer Kevin)

Size of team and commitment:

Wildcard Labs is currently a team of three individuals, with two members working full-time and one part-time. We are fully committed to dedicating our efforts exclusively to ENS development. Upon securing the service provider stream, we plan to expand our team by adding a dedicated developer (frontend/react) and a marketing/community relations specialist (both full-time).

Current full time team members:

stevegachau.eth
davidwachira.eth

Links to documents with further information:

Website: wildcardlabs.xyz (portfolio of past work)

Conflict of interest statement:

Projects developed by our team have previously received grants from the ecosystem working group, however we have no relationships with entities within the ENS ecosystem or roles within the DAO that could potentially lead to a conflict of interest.

10k Endorsement link :

AvsA | Delegate Support for ENS Provider Application

Budget Requested :

$200,000 / year

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Gravity DAO service provider proposal for ENS

Name and website of Provider:
ENS: Gravitydao.eth
Website: https://gravitydao.org/en/

Name of main point of contact:
Project leader: juankbell.eth
Team members: biscoito.eth, durgadas.eth, zeptimus.eth

What do you want to build on ENS?

We want to facilitate a culture of competence in managing conflict on ENS. Working on learning to overcome obstacles individually and collectively would benefit the growth and adoption of ENS worldwide, as teams would be able to solve frictions effectively and peacefully, improve communication, and develop a stronger relational fabric to foster smooth coordination.

We have seen how easily, internet drama can affect the well-being of a community, and our work supports minimizing snowball effects and having adequate processes to look for solutions to disputes while caring for all parties involved. By minimizing the negative impact of conflict and maximizing the learnings that can come from it, organizations can become resilient to stress and prevent violence or unresolvable conflict.

We have been building good practices to manage conflict in DAOs for over 3 years now, having already 5 cohorts of live Graviton Trainings, which are our certified 8-week online social skill boot camp, where we educate and develop multiple skills, that are key to increasing the competence of the collective in regards to transformation. We also developed our first Free online course, which is open 24/7 for everyone who wants to learn about these concepts as an async alternative to the live cohorts.

With this application, we propose to have two Graviton trainings on the ENS Discord Server during 2024, one each semester of the year. These learnings are better developed when continuously practiced, and we will certify the participants, to create a nucleus of “Gravitons” or conflict management agents in the community.

During 2024, we are also planning to develop our second free online educative course, this one focused on leadership, and once we have it, the ENS community will be the first ones to be impacted by it.

Our goal is to support DAOs to be sustainable over time and to foster nonviolent ways to solve disagreements. We are proposing solutions to specific coordination issues, and the work we are doing is key for the ecosystem, even when usually underseen.

Why should YOU be picked?

Gravity DAO is uniquely suited to support tightening the relational fabric of ENS because of its expertise in creating trust in teams, developing conflict transformational platforms, and deep understanding of blockchain systems. We’ve proven our ability to design and create solution spaces that respect and uphold the values of communities. Our approach is conceptually robust, minimal in governance, and efficient in progressive decentralization.

Our team has consistently displayed dedication towards Open Source Work by creating free content that is forkable and adaptable to any organization that decides to get inspired by it. A big part of our educational offer is available 24/7 in the online course, but we also like to host live spaces on trust creation practices, nonrelated to work conversations, co-creation, Study Groups, and facilitation of simulations and roleplays about conflicting scenarios.

The biggest milestone we’ve had has been to position our message in the web3 space by carrying the flag of social development in communities. At this point, we have worked with big organizations, like Aragon, Commons Stack, Giveth, Token Engineering Commons, and Optimism, where we’ve provided educational and consultation services, developing a high impact towards community building and maintaining positive relations. We want ENS to be the next community to intentionally make space for conflict management in its DNA.

We are a public good project in development for over 3 years (first as a Working Group of the TEC), and managing our funds as a DAO for 1.5 years, with transparency and accountability over treasury using Dework, having more than 200 tasks reviewed to over 30 contributors.

At this point, we have mediated over 30 conflicts in DAOs and trained more than 50 “Gravitons” (1st & 2nd gen , 3rd gen , Aragon gen & Optimism gen) to be active ambassadors within public goods communities.

Some of the Frameworks we use are:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Process-Oriented Psychology - Deep Democracy
  • Serious Play - Liberating Structures
  • BATNA and negotiation strategies
  • Ho’Oponopono Healing practices
  • Cynefin Contextualization for decision making
  • Mental Health and Individual wellbeing
  • Polarity Mapping
  • Elinor Ostrom’s Principles for the Commons, and more.

We have uniquely curated content bridging social sciences to Web3 and we want to continue being a beacon of nonviolence and human-centered coordination in Web3

Size of team and commitment

5 core members: (10 to 20 Hours/week)

Juan Carlos Bell. Twitter: @ Bellcho, Political Scientist, MSc in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Project Lead.
Bianca. Twitter: @ biancagadelha, Psychologist, researcher, Coordination manager
Zeptimus. Twitter @ zeptimusQ, Economist, Transparency and accountability advocate
Durgadas. Twitter @ durgada29002529, Yogi, Polymath, Contextualizer, and Operations Manager
Nikola Creatrix. Twitter @ NikolaCreatrix, Mediator, Framework developer, Active Graviton

15 external contributors (5 to 10 Hours/month)

These contributors are SMEs that contribute to our project by facilitating calls or creating content according to their fields.

Links to documents with further information

Conflict of interest statement

Our team does not have any conflict of interest with this application on ENS.

10k Endorsement link:

We haven’t been able to make the snapshot, will update this post once we can propose.

Budget Requested: $100.000 USD/y

We expect the majority of the budget to be spent on salaries. We don’t plan to stop our work on a time base, and we want to continue developing conflict management in online communities for the long term.

Web3Domains.com

Name & Website of Provider:

Name of Main Point-of-Contact:

  • GaryPalmerJr.eth

What do you want to build on ENS?

We plan to build for, 1. the Web3-Developer Ecosystem; and, for 2. the “End Users” of ENS-and-Web3 identity:

// For Web3-Developers:

  • Web3Domains/.com is dedicated to the growth of ENS by meticulously reviewing, updating, and enhancing existing ENS code and documentation.
  • Our active participation includes open sourcing software and systems, optimizing smart contracts, and ensuring ENS remains developer-friendly.
  • We aim to facilitate ENS integration into various decentralized applications, protocols, and services within the broader Web3 landscape, ensuring its relevance and resilience; and to ensure that ENS remains a robust and developer-friendly platform.

// For End-Users:

  • Web3Domains/.com is on a mission to empower end-users by providing a user-friendly platform for minting, buying, selling, and managing their ENS names, in safe and familiar environment.
  • We are focused on creating an intuitive experience, offering bulk management tools, domain trend analytics, and a secure interface to mint, manage, and more.
  • Our goal is to make ENS domains accessible to everyone, regardless of crypto knowledge, making it as effortless as managing traditional domains; We envision a future where anyone, regardless of their crypto knowledge, can seamlessly navigate and benefit from ENS domains.

Past Experience Working on ENS:

  • As the team behind Web3Domains/.com, we have extensive experience in the Web2 and Web3 domain services industry, with a strong focus on the intersection of blockchain technology and domain management.
  • Our previous projects include advancing ‘unruggable ENS renewals’ and ‘sovereign ownership’ theory for ENS protocols; and contributing to the broader understanding and adoption of digital assets, domain analytics, marketing-technology systems, and market trend predictions; plus solving for security issues via system procedures and code, in the Web3 domain industry.
  • Helped create many community favorite features on current solutions and secondary markets, (ie: BulkRegistration, SyncExpirations, etc).
  • Reported multiple vulnerabilities to ENS securing the protocol and community.
  • Helping community members rescue hacked and exploited ENS names.

Size of Team & Commitment:

We plan to have five (5) full-time people on our team:

// Management Team:

  1. GaryPalmerJr.eth, Operations Manager – Full-Time Commitment
  2. Ada.eth/UnfoldedLife, Project Manager – Full-Time Commitment

// Developer Team:

  1. LCFR.eth, Senior/Lead Solidity Developer – Full-Time Commitment
  2. Zantron.eth, Web3/JavaScript Developer – Full-Time Commitment

// Support Team:

  1. To-Be-Announced, Support Specialist – Full-Time Commitment
  2. Limited Contract, UX/UI Designer(s) – As-Needed Commitment
  3. Limited Contract, Web3 Developer – As-Needed Commitment

Links to documents with further information:

ENS Discuss Posts & Blog:

External Links & Social Posts:

Conflict-of-Interest Statement:

  • While Web3Domains/.com has received a few small grants via the ENS DAO; Web3Domains/.com operates independently and has no current financial relationships with entities within the ENS ecosystem that could lead to a conflict of interest.
  • Our commitment is solely to the advancement-and-usability of ENS protocol.

10k Endorsement Link:

Budget Requested:

  • $480,000/year ($40,000/Month);
  • This will enable five (5) full-time salaries, and
  • +includes necessary budget for resources + contract work.

Other Notes:

  • Our team is committed to the sovereign development of Web3—We have been participating with ENS/Discord, (since the release of the ENS protocol, May 4th, 2017)…And we have been working as an active ENS DAO Delegate, (since the ENS DAO announcement, November 2021).
  • Our team supports the ENS DAO, and the foundation outlined via the ENS DAO Constitution.
  • Our team is well-versed and committed to Web3 security, gas efficiencies, and best practices.
  • Our team is committed to the development of open source software, and public-viewable systems.
  • Our team is committed to the enhancement-and-inclusion of developer notes, and updating developer documentation, for open source software and any released code.

Web3Domains.com

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