There is now a seamless integration between DNS and Ethereum Name Service.
What really is in a name? If you’re utilizing web addresses that are registered with the Ethereum Name Service (ENS), the answer might be bitcoin.
In addition, there is now a more straightforward way to become a part of the ENS ecosystem, where users own their domain name data and may utilize their web addresses as cryptocurrency wallets.
According to an announcement made today by ENS, website owners who use a Domain Name System (DNS) can now integrate directly with the organization without first changing their domain name to a.eth extension, as they would have had to do previously.
We’re pleased to announce full DNS namespace integration to ENS is now live on mainnet! 🍾🍾
This enables a DNS domain owner to import it for use on ENS.
Those following ENS know this has been a long time in the making. 💪
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Even if you don’t know what DNS stands for, you’re probably familiar with the concept. The Domain Name System (DNS) is the mechanism through which the internet arranges itself. It connects domain names such as Google.com and Decrypt.co to IP addresses in order to make it easier for visitors to find and access websites.
The Ethereum Name Service, often known as the ENS, performs a similar function. However, ENS domains have the additional benefit of being decentralized, which increases their censorship resistance, as well as the ability to serve as Ethereum addresses.
The use of.eth names eliminates the need to type in 64-character Ethereum addresses and hope that you didn’t accidentally transpose the 0 and the O. Instead, you can send money directly to a website such as janedoe.eth.
As a result of the integration, this has now been altered. According to an announcement made today by ENS Director of Operations Brantly Millegan, “For example, if you own ‘example.com’ on DNS, you can import it into ENS — as example.com, not example.eth, the latter is a separate name.”
Following the importation of DNS names, some differences will remain between.eth names and the DNS names that were previously used, according to Millegan in another blog post.
First and foremost, imported names will not be subject to the ENS cost. Furthermore, whereas.eth domain names cannot be cancelled, DNS domain names can still be revoked.
As ENS Lead Developer Nick Johnson explained to Decrypt, “Functionally the only difference is that you can’t guarantee ownership of a DNS name in ENS (since the owner could always change), so you can’t do things like make names immutable or issue safe subdomains that don’t depend on trusting the issuer.”
The domains ending in.eth are actually NFTs, or digital deeds of ownership that reside on the Ethereum blockchain, which is another distinction, at least for the time being.
As a result, first and foremost,.eth domain names can be transferred just like any other NFT by submitting them as a single message. First and foremost, it implies that users’.eth names will show in their wallets. For imported names, the situation is no better, while ENS says it intends to address the situation.