The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) is an Ethereum-based decentralized application (dApp) built on smart contracts. It enables users to buy a domain name for their wallet addresses, letting them transfer their funds directly to a name instead of an address (still in development).

The ENS can also be used for Swarm and IPFS content hashes, and other identifying processes, permitting users to effortlessly browse and access files on these networks while supplying metadata-concerning names, such as ABIs for contracts, and Whois-like info for users.

Difference Between ENS and DNS

In a way, ENS has a similar job to DNS, the Internet’s Domain Name Service, but has a very different structural design, due to the abilities and limitations offered by the Ethereum blockchain.

Since the ENS runs on Ethereum smart contracts, it is not affected by the same security problems that affect the DNS system.

Why Would You Want an ENS Name?

ENS gets rid of the necessity of copying or typing lengthy hexadecimal addresses. With ENS, you’ll be able to…

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