What are ENS Domains?

Updated: Oct 1, 2021

Crypto is a social network and has become increasingly popular with the rise of Defi & NFTs. On the internet we all have usernames for the social platforms we use. Why not have your own recognizable username when using the Ethereum network?


ENS stands for Ethereum Name Service. ENS Domains are Ethereum addresses that end in ".eth". ENS Domains can be used in place of a traditional Ethereum address to make it easy to share with others. After all, "example.eth" is much easier to tell someone than a random string of 42 characters. Imagine trying to tell somebody your ETH address when copy/pasting is unavailable...


Benefits

  • Use a custom .eth name as a wallet address

  • Easy to remember & share with others

  • Decentralized service - Can be used to host censorship-resistant decentralized websites

  • Compatible with a variety of apps including Coinbase, Trust Wallet, Metamask, and many more


Cost

  • 5+ character .eth names: $5 per year

  • 4 character .eth names: $160 per year

  • 3 character .eth names $640 per year


Connecting your domain

Setting up an ENS domain can be tricky when going through the process for the first time. The video below is a great explanation how to connect an ENS domain to your Ethereum address.


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