I’m going through the renewal process right now after expiring a couple weeks ago after 6 months. I know the renewal process has been changed to yearly, which is an improvement, but there definitely needs to be more improvements to the renewal process than that as we scale. Here are some things I’ve noticed and have questions about, and am curious about what suggestions people have for improvements.
Should the renewal process be almost identical to the original process, with the same requirements for video and image and deposit? It feels like we should just be proving an active account is still alive, which should require less, and perhaps something different to prove that. I noticed in a different thread here that someone suggested maybe a photo holding a recent hash.
It appears that our original vouchers count as the vouchers for renewal, in which case we don’t need to seek out new vouchers. Is that correct? If so, that makes things simpler, but also, what’s the point of redoing the entire application with video and image everything if a new vouch isn’t needed?
I see an option under the right corner of my video to wait or advance to pending, and the advance to pending costs at the moment $70 in ETH. This wasn’t part of the process the first time around, and I don’t understand it. If I’ve already paid the deposit, and the gas fee for the application, why would I need to spend any more gas on anything?
What about you all? What improvements do you think should be made in the renewal process, aside from the obvious like a smaller deposit and more time between renewals?