February 15, 2024

GoDaddy Partners with Ethereum

Godaddy is excited to announce its collaboration with Ethereum Name Service (ENS) to offer domain customers the ability to link their domain names to their ENS names, effectively bridging the gap between domain names and blockchain technology. This integration grants GoDaddy customers the capability to send and receive cryptocurrency across numerous applications within the blockchain ecosystem using their preferred domain name.

For over 30 years, domain names have played a crucial role in establishing unique online identities for individuals and businesses. Serving as digital addresses, they facilitate online presence, communication, commerce, and information dissemination on a global scale.

A crypto wallet is a digital tool enabling users to securely store, manage, and transact various cryptocurrencies. It serves as a secure repository for private keys, allowing users to access and control their digital assets on blockchain technology. The global crypto wallet market is expected to grow significantly over the next five years.

Courtney Weston, CEO of Appetite Media, a long-time longtime adopter of digital assets states:

“This collaboration truly marks a significant step forward in bridging the traditional domain world with the innovative realm of blockchain technology. It’s exciting to witness such integration unfold, promising enhanced utility and accessibility for users navigating the digital landscape.”

Due to the complexity of crypto wallet addresses, users often seek more shareable blockchain identifiers. However, these alternate identifiers are not supported in the Domain Name System (DNS) and require additional navigation of unfamiliar blockchain technologies.

In response, ENS has pioneered a blockchain-based solution, allowing crypto wallets, apps, and services to link to a domain name via DNS without incurring gas fees or additional costs. This enables domains to act as web addresses for the wallets themselves.

With this integration, GoDaddy introduces a new DNS feature, allowing customers to seamlessly integrate their domain name with their ENS-compatible crypto wallet, including Coinbase Wallet, MetaMask, Rainbow, Uniswap Wallet, and more.

The partnership between GoDaddy and ENS, both prioritizing reliability and security, signifies an important step in bridging two key components of the vast online ecosystem. GoDaddy domain customers can expect enhanced utility in their domains.

To link your own GoDaddy domain to ENS, visit the Help article.