ENS Ecosystem Working Group
The ENS Ecosystem Working Group is responsible for growing and improving the ENS Ecosystem
The ENS Ecosystem Working Group is responsible for growing and improving the ENS Ecosystem by funding people and projects that are ENS-specific or ENS-centric. These are projects that may have a difficult time receiving grants from other major protocol DAOs because of the project’s heavy focus on ENS. Examples of ENS Ecosystem projects include ETH.Limo, ENS Fairy, the ENS Registrations Bot and the ENS DAO Newsletter.
ENS Ecosystem WG Stewards
For the Q3/Q4 Term of 2023, the elected Stewards of the ENS Ecosystem Working Group are:
There are weekly ENS Ecosystem WG meetings and everyone is welcome. Meetings are held at 12pm ET on Thursdays.
☎️ Join the weekly ENS Ecosystem meeting with this Google Meet link.
To view the agenda and meeting notes for each ENS Ecosystem weekly meeting, visit this post on the Governance Forum, which is updated weekly.
If you would like to add an item to the agenda, you can reach out to the Lead Steward, slobo.eth, by messaging him on the governance forum.
🔎 View meeting agendas and minutes in this forum post.
ENS Ecosystem WG Funds
The ENS Ecosystem WG is funded at the start of each term. The funding process is set out in Rule 10 of the Working Group Rules. A funding request is first passed as a Social Proposal on its own, then as a Collective Executable Proposal, with the other WG funding requests.
The funding request proposals for the current term can be found below:
Based on the approved funding requests, steward allocate funding towards specific initiatives. Where practical, new multisigs (a.k.a pods) are funded with the specific purpose of distributing funds to a particular cause/initiative.
If there are a small number of initiatives a working group supports with its funding, then payments can be made straight from the working group multisig.
ENS Ecosystem stewards are empowered to distribute funds as they see fit, in pursuit of the purpose of their working group, pursuant to Rule 10.5 of the Working Group Rules. This means stewards may reallocate funds previously earmarked for another purpose in a funding request, to the extent it doesn’t conflict with any rules of the DAO or the Constitution.
ENS Ecosystem WG Multisig
The ENS Ecosystem WG multisig has four signers: the three stewards elected for the term plus the Secretary, who is appointed by a majority of stewards each term.
In order for a transaction to be executed, 3 of 4 signers must approve the transaction.
The current signers on the ENS Ecosystem WG multisig for Q1/Q2 2023 are shown in the image below, which can be viewed on Metropolis.
Pods & Initiatives
Support: Support mods for social platforms, technical and non-technical educational and archival content
Grants: Small grants funding for ENS proposals on ensgrants.xyz + evergreen integration bounties
Builders: Support for builders shipping code that improves ENS
IRL: Funding In Real Life events that coincide with the existing Ethereum event schedule + funding IRL community meetups
Merch: Subsidizing the cost of creating and shipping physical ENS merchandise including shirts, hats, and pins
ENS Fairy: Funds continued development of ensfairy.xyz + funding the ENS fairy registration bot to gift .eth names to IRL community members and builders
ENS Fellowship: Supports exceptional developers actively creating and contributing to the ENS ecosystem with a 6 month Fellowship
Layer 2: Development of ENS Layer 2 solutions
To share an idea or request funding related to a specific pod/initiative, reach out to a ENS Ecosystem steward or create a post under the #ENSEcosystem Discussion category in the governance forum.
View the current balance and transaction history of the ENS Ecosystem WG multisig and related pods below. The signers on the multsig/pod are responsible for the distribution of funds from the pod.
slobo.eth, limes.eth, yambo.eth, secretary.coltron.eth
If you are seeking funding from the ENS Ecosystem WG, you are encouraged to attend a weekly ENS Ecosystem WG meeting and/or reach out to a ENS Ecosystem WG steward.