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ENS offers a secure & decentralised way to address resources both on and off the blockchain using simple, human-readable names.


No long addresses


ENS eliminates the need to copy or type long addresses. With ENS, you'll be able to send money to your friend at 'aardvark.eth' instead of '0x4cbe58c50480...', interact with your favorite contract at 'mycontract.eth', or visit a Swarm-hosted site at 'swarmsite.eth'.
Send money to your friend at ‘aardvark.eth’ instead of ‘0x4c80xCt40c78xUb…’
Interact with your favorite contract at 'mycontract.eth’, or visit a Swarm-hosted site at 'swarmsite.eth'


ENS is built on smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain, meaning it doesn't suffer from the insecurity of the DNS system. You can be confident names you enter work the way their owner intended.

Truly distributed.

ENS operates in a distributed fashion for both its infrastructure and governance. Anyone can register a .eth domain name for themselves by participating in an auction process, mediated by the blockchain.

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.
— Henri Poincare

Get Started Using ENS

Meet the team

We’ve hired a number of talented individuals. Many of them have contributed previously to ENS in a voluntary capacity.

Becca Liebert

Graphic Designer

Brantly Millegan

Director of Operations

Dean Eigenmann

Solidity Developer

Jeff Lau

Frontend Developer

Jim McDonald

EthDNS developer

Makoto Inoue

Solidity Developer

Nick Johnson

Executive Director

Managing the ENS Root.

To facilitate the possibility of upgrades and maintenance, and in exceptional circumstances to handle problems with ENS, the ENS root will initially be owned by a multisig, with members of the Ethereum dev community as keyholders. In the long term, we would like to see the root multisig replaced by some form of distributed decision making process, but developing such a process will require time, thought, and care, which we anticipate will be a longer term effort than the development of the permanent .eth registrar.

Root Key Holders

Aron Fischer
Dan Finlay
Nick Johnson
Ethereum Name Service
Jarrad Hope
Piper Merriam
Ethereum Foundation
Taylor Monahan
Sergey Nazarov

Get involved.

For more information about ENS, or to help us develop and expand it, join our Gitter channel.

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