ENS is an open source blockchain-based naming protocol
Started at the Ethereum Foundation in early 2017, ENS is a public good, a basic piece of Internet infrastructure that belongs to the community. Anyone and everyone is free to interact with the protocol as they are permissionless contracts on the Ethereum blockchain.
Founded in 2018, True Names Limited (TNL) is a Singapore-based non-profit organisation and is responsible for the core software development of ENS. This includes the ENS app, open source libraries and core smart contracts
We have received generous financial support from:
Representatives of ENS participate in the greater Internet community:
Creator & Lead Developer
Frontend & Solidity Developer
JS & Solidity Developer
Full Stack Developer
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.