DNS and Ethereum Name Service are now integrated.
What’s in a name? If you’re using Ethereum Name Service (ENS) web addresses, the answer might be cryptocurrency.
And now there’s a simpler way to get plugged into the ENS ecosystem, where users own their area identify data and might use their web addresses as crypto wallets.
ENS announced right now that website owners with a Domain Name System (DNS) can now integrate directly with ENS without having to change to a .eth name, as they previously would have had to do.
You are aware of DNS, even when you do not know what it stands for. The Domain Name System is how the web organizes itself. It links domain names like Google.com to IP addresses so individuals can more simply discover and browse websites.
ENS, the Ethereum Name Service, does a lot the identical factor. But ENS domains have the added bonuses of being decentralized to increase censorship resistance in addition to serving as Ethereum addresses. Instead of typing in 64-character Ethereum addresses and praying that you simply did not transpose a 0 and an O, .eth names can help you send directly to an internet site, reminiscent of janedoe.eth.
That now adjustments on account of the mixing. As ENS Director of Operations Brantly Millegan stated in an announcement right now, “For instance, should you personal ‘example.com’ on DNS, you’ll be able to import it into ENS — as instance.com, not example.eth, the latter is a separate name.” You can then send and receive ETH and other belongings, together with Dogecoin, via that .com (or .net, .org, .edu, and so on) name.
Some variations between .eth names and DNS names that have been imported will remain, as Millegan wrote in a separate blog post.
First, imported names will not pay an ENS fee. Furthermore, whereas .eth names can’t be revoked, DNS names still can be.
As ENS Lead Developer Nick Johnson explained, “Functionally the one distinction is that you can’t guarantee ownership of a DNS name in ENS (since the owner might always change), so you can’t do things like make names immutable or issue safe subdomains that do not rely upon trusting the issuer.”
One other distinction, at least for now: .eth names are actually NFTs, digital deeds of ownership that stay on the Ethereum blockchain. That means, first, that .eth names can be transferred by simply sending them as one would any other NFT. Second, it means that .eth names seem in customers’ wallets. Neither is the case for imported names, though ENS says it has plans to work on this.