What is ENS and how does it work?

ENS translates computer identifiers such as Ethereum and other cryptocurrency addresses, content hashes and metadata into human-readable names. Like DNS, it works on a system of dot-separated hierarchical names called domains, with the owner of a domain having complete control over subdomains.

What is ENS token?

The ENS TOKEN is an ERC-20 token standard used for token delegation for its DAO and the governance of the ENS protocol’s key components like .eth pricing, the price oracle, etc. Early adopters of the Ethereum name service protocol could claim their ENS tokens through the official website.

Is the ENS DNS secure?

Because the ENS was developed for Ethereum smart contracts – and is native to the Ethereum ecosystem – it doesn't suffer from security issues faced by a DNS system. DNS records of domains and names are stored on a centralized server. That means they are prone to hacks.

What is Ethereum Name Service (ENS)?

How ENS Works and What It’s Used For The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) takes inspiration from a technological challenge first contended with when the U.S. military was developing the building blocks of the internet.