The Ethereum Name Service is an open source blockchain-based naming protocol.

About ENS

Started at the Ethereum Foundation in early 2017, ENS spun off with a separate organization in 2018. ENS development 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 financial support from:


Representatives of ENS participate in the greater Internet community:


Meet the team

Nick Johnson

Creator & Lead Developer

Jeff Lau

Frontend & Solidity Developer

Makoto Inoue

JS & Solidity Developer

Rebecca Liebert

Graphic Designer

Dean Eigenmann

Solidity Developer


Director of Operations

Jim McDonald

EthDNS Developer

Kevin | validator.eth

Support Lead

Leon Talbert

Frontend Developer

Richard Moore

Solidity Developer

Muhammed Tanrıkulu

Full Stack Developer


Community Manager

Managing the ENS root

To facilitate the possibility of upgrades and maintenance, the ENS root is controlled 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.

Nick Johnson
Sergey Nazarov
Dan Finlay
Taylor Monahan
Aron Fischer
Jason Carver
Ethereum Foundation
Martin Swende
Ethereum Foundation

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