I know that an ethereum wallet address can have a ENS (Ethereum Name Service) name, but it is possible for a contract? So instead of giving the contract address is it possible to give the contract's ENS name?

2 Answers 2


Yes a contract can have an ENS address.

A well known example is the Ethereum Foundation donation contract, which you can look up with ethereumfoundation.eth. You can see it at: https://etherscan.io/enslookup-search?search=ethereumfoundation.eth

The ENS Ethereum Address for this name is 0xfb6916095ca1df60bb79ce92ce3ea74c37c5d359 Also accessible at ethereumfoundation.eth

  • 2
    Promoting a token or ICO is gauche. I replaced it with a fairly neutral example of the Ethereum Foundation donation contract.
    – carver
    Commented Dec 19, 2017 at 17:13

From ENS documentation. Architecture.

ENS has two principal components: the registry, and resolvers.

The ENS registry consists of a single central contract that maintains a list of all domains and subdomains, and stores three critical pieces of information about each:

The owner of the domain
The resolver for the domain
The time-to-live for all records under the domain

The owner of a domain may be either an external account (a user) or a smart contract. A registrar is simply a smart contract that owns a domain, and issues subdomains of that domain to users that follow some set of rules defined in the contract.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.