"dot eth" pseudo-domains about to go offline because domain owner is in prison

Web3 is going just great:

If you've seen people with usernames ending in .eth, that's an ENS address. The problem is that .eth is not a functional top-level domain, and so many services relied on eth.link to surface these DNS records to other services. [...]

The domain's owner, Virgil Griffith, is "unavailable". By this, they mean that he is currently serving his first of five years in prison for helping North Korea evade sanctions. With Griffith "unavailable", the project has found itself at the mercy of GoDaddy. Welcome to the decentralized web3 we've all been promised! [...]

"If the name expires and is acquired by someone with ill intent, the damage they could do via phishing is substantial," they wrote.

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