Starting at the Ethereum Foundation in early 2017, ENS spun off with a separate organization in 2018. ENS development is managed by the Singaporean non-profit ENS Labs, Ltd and is a public good, a basic piece of Internet infrastructure that belongs to the community.
ENS is DNS for the web3 space. ENS domains are a superset of DNS, allowing attaching human-readable names to websites. However, the use cases are virtually limitless, such as simplifying sending cryptocurrency, storing an avatar and profile information (think gravatar) that web3 apps will pick up and use automatically.
Best of all, the protocol is decentralised and censorship-resistant. Your ENS domain is your username on the internet and your first step in engaging in the world of web3.
We’re always looking for talented people to expand the ENS Labs team.