HIP: 26 title: Decentralize domain names using ENS author: @RoboTeddy @santisiri @JustinKalland status: Phase 1 created: 2021-08-18 conflicts with: None languages: EN
This HIP would decentralize Proof of Humanity’s user interface by migrating from the centralized
https://proofofhumanity.id domain to a decentralized
Traditional domain names like those ending with
.id are inherently centralized because they are controlled by whoever has the login to the domain registrar. We can increase decentralization by moving to an Ethereum Name Service
.eth domain name owned by a multisig.
Decentralizing Proof of Humanity’s user interface would increase credible neutrality and legitimacy in a way that would cause talented community members to commit full-time to greatly improving the protocol and user interface so that registration becomes fast, cheap, secure, and widespread. This is incredibly important for the future of Proof of Humanity.
- Create a 4-of-7 Gnosis multisig of trusted community members: Justin, Clement, Santi, Humberto, Rocío, Ted, and Mads.
- Transfer ownership of
proofofhumanity.eth(current owner: Santi) and
poh.eth(current owner: Clement) to the multisig
- Reimburse the people who registered the ENS names using DAO funds
- The multisig delegates ENS management rights, and the delagatee sets up proofofhumanity.eth.link to point to the current UI servers.
- We redirect
- The entity that owns
proofofhumanity.idsigns a contract stating that they will redirect to proofofhumanity.eth.link unless instructed otherwise by a later HIP
- The entity that owns
- Multiple user interfaces: We could just have multiple user interfaces, some of which are decentralized and others of which are not. The trouble is that this would slow down development tremendously because all protocol updates would require coordinating engineering and migration efforts across multiple user interfaces. We may want multiple UIs ultimately, but probably not yet!
- Ownership of ENS names by the PoH DAO: We could give control of the ENS names to the DAO instead of a multisig, but the DAO’s decisions are implemented by the Governer, which is currently a point of centralization due to the concentration of PNK. The Kleros courts are great for ajudicating registration disputes, but the point of this HIP is to help decentralize the project itself.
- Control of ENS names by direct on-chain voting: the ecosystem isn’t quite mature enough for this — we’d have to be concerned with “takeover” attacks where a temporarily-successful sybil attack takes over the ENS name and then can fraudulently increase its registrations even further.
.ethbecomes a full gTLD, we can drop the
.linksuffix and people can just go directly to
- Voluntary participation from the owners of
proofofhumanity.idwould be necessary to implement this HIP.
- If anyone listed as member of the ENS multisig in this draft would prefer not to participate, we can find a replacement for them prior to HIP Phase II. But being nominated as part of this draft is a vote of confidence and trust from the community, and the authors hope you accept!
This HIP is part of a program to improve Proof of Humanity. The whole community is invited to participate in its drafting. The draft of this HIP will remain open to suggestions and will be checked daily.
If you want to participate live, there’s a join the next weekly community call on Discord (Monday 2am Buenos Aires; Sunday 10pm PST; and Monday 7am Central Europe) to collectively draft/discuss this HIP. Recordings will be available on the YouTube and Twitch channels.
We’re building PoH together and working on making it an organization truly owned by humanity!