The Ethereum Name Service is an open source blockchain-based naming protocol.
Started at the Ethereum Foundation in early 2017, ENS spun off as a separate organization in 2018. ENS is managed by the Singaporean non-profit True Names LTD and is a public good, a basic piece of Internet infrastructure that belongs to the community. We welcome all feedback and contributions!
We have received generous support from:
Representatives of ENS participate in the greater Internet community:
Creator & Lead Developer
Frontend & Solidity Developer
JS & Solidity Developer
Director of Operations
Though it supports a wide range of non-Ethereum assets, ENS runs on the Ethereum blockchain. This brings the benefits of decentralization, security, censorship-resistance, and programmability of the Ethereum blockchain to Internet naming, enabling new features like self-custody, composability in the greater Ethereum smart-contract ecosystem, and more.Learn more
To facilitate the possibility of upgrades and maintenance, and in exceptional circumstances to handle problems with ENS, the ENS root is initially owned by a four of seven multisig, with members of related projects as keyholders. In the long term, we would like the root multisig to be replaced by some form of distributed decision making process, as such systems become available.