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DNS provider Web3 could lose its domain. The only person who can renew it is in prison

“When members of the ENS DAO community go to its eth.link website, all they see now is an empty page with a green domain expiration notice banner at the top,” CoinDesk reports.

“This is because the only person eligible to renew the domain, Virgil Griffith, is serving a 63-month prison sentence for helping North Koreans use cryptocurrencies to circumvent sanctions and has not been in able to renew the domain from prison.”
According to a notice from domain registrar GoDaddy posted Friday night on its website, eth.link expired on July 26 and is expected to return to a domain registry on September 5, where it will be up for grabs for anyone able to pick it up. .

The ENS DAO is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that governs the Ethereum Name Service protocol, a Web3 version of a domain name service provider. ENS is the protocol behind the many .eth names that have popped up in the Ethereum community. Users bought .eth names as a way to own their own domains. ENS names can then be linked to your wallet address, making it easier for users to send and receive crypto (instead of having to type in a long and complex Ethereum address)…. The DAO relied on the eth.link site to provide access to information on all ENS names.

ENS DAO already advises its users to switch to eth.limo, another community-managed domain.