Ethereum Name Service is a distributed, open, and extensible naming system based on the Ethereum blockchain. The DNS for the Web3 space, ENS allows the conversion of human-readable Ethereum addresses into the machine-readable alphanumeric codes. The goal of Ethereum Name Service is to make the Ethereum-based web easier to access and comprehend for humans - similar to how the Internet’s Domain Name Service makes the internet more accessible. First in its class and supported by over 100 wallets and applications, ENS is paving the road for Ethereum usability.
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ENS eliminates the need to use long and illegible wallet addresses on Ethereum, Bitcoin and other blockchains.
Also, ENS makes it possible to associate metadata or interface descriptions with the Ethereum blockchain.
Like DNS, ENS also uses a system of dot-separated hierarchical names called domains with domain owners fully controlling their subdomains.