© Reuters. DNS has been integrated into the Ethereum name service
Name Service (ENS), an open source protocol that links users’ domain names to Ethereum addresses, enabled support for traditional domain names.
With the new functionality, website owners with a Domain Name System (DNS) can integrate directly with ENS without having to change their .eth name.
The new functionality has already been incorporated by several Ethereum wallets, implying that human-readable addresses can now be used rather than pasting complicated Ethereum addresses. This inevitably makes it easier for users to send ETH.
Until now, the ENS only allowed .eth addresses. Users could use their .eth domain names to create websites, but could not attach them to pre-existing .com websites.
However, the ENS now supports most DNS names including .com, .org, and .io, allowing users to take an existing website, connect it to their Ethereum address, and configure it to the ENS.
It should be mentioned that there is a difference between using .com domain names and .eth domain names. Therefore, funds sent to test.com will not go to the Ethereum address associated with test.eth.
While the ENS charges a fee for .eth names, integrating a new domain name is free. On the other hand, it will involve doing a complicated Ethereum transaction, which can cost a few hundred dollars worth of ETH at current prices.
So far, platforms supporting ENS include Coinbase (NASDAQ :), Rainbow, Uniswap, and Etherscan, as well as the MetaMask and Brave browser extensions.
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