ENS With Necessary Updates To Fix Past Bugs

Ritika Sharma
Ritika Kumari Sharma is an Economics Honors graduate from the University of Calcutta. She is completely into finance and believes that cryptocurrencies are the future. She is an enthusiast learner about the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.
  • ENS is working with the Ethereum Name Service key holders to build a more bug-free service as well as launching new features.
  • The bug was reported by Sam Sun and was concerning some unexpected behavior of the current ENS registry contract.
  • The new registry implementation was audited by Sam Sun and also reviewed by ConsenSys Diligence and no glitches, both auditors found bugs or issues.

Brantly Millegan, Director of Operations at Ethereum Name Service posted an article on medium stating that they are working with the Ethereum Name Service key holders to build a more bug-free service as well as launching new features.

It also assured that the current user base wouldn’t be disturbed to most level as there would be no changes required to done and usage will be the same for a maximum of the base.

However, it stated that Wallets, dapps, subdomain registrars, libraries, and any other services that use ENS need to upgrade to the new registry contract.

The bug was reported by Sam Sun and was concerning some unexpected behavior of the current ENS registry contract. As stated by Brantly Millegan about the bug –

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Source: Medium.com

Although this bug was never taken advantage of for illicit activities according to ENS, fixing it right away discharges any future possibility. This can be seen as a smart move by ENS, taking into consideration the significant increase in illegal activities in the crypto-market.

Many such events have recently been reported and account for millions of dollars in loss for the victims. This would surely further ensure trust in the minds of the users avoiding any fear of fraudsters and scandals such as those on the Dark Net.

The new registry implementation was audited by Sam Sun and also reviewed by ConsenSys Diligence and no glitches, both auditors found bugs or issues. Other additional features to include would be the ability to Configure the owner and resolver of a name in a single transaction, creating a subdomain.

Then to set a resolver for it in a single transaction and authorizing contracts or other accounts to make changes to domains (change their resolver and owner) on their behalf, similar to ERC721’s ‘authorization’ functionality as stated by the report.

It has been active already and would facilitate new registry users not to face such issues and has advised everyone to, therefore, upgrade right away. They also plan to migrate.

ETH names from the old registry to the new one in between the time of February 3rd and 5th, after which if the user and their service are still using the early registry it will start returning stale results.

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