Former ENS director of operations may remain at foundation after voting against his own removal


Several members of the decentralized independent organization, the Ethereum Name Service, voted to allow recently removed COO Brentley Millegan to remain director of the ENS Foundation.

According to a tally of nearly 2.4 million registered ENS DAO users as of Thursday, more than one million opponents of Millegan’s removal are ENS Foundation administrators. Users captured over 42% of the vote, with 28.61% voting to remove the ENS director and 29.29% abstaining with two days left to apply.

The proposal states that “the DAO will decide whether Brantley Milligan is deemed capable of continuing his role as director of the parent company and appoint a suitable replacement if he is found to be incompetent.”

However, several users indicated that the DAO governance model appears to be misunderstood when it comes to a decision affecting management. Millegan used more than 363,000 tokens to vote against his removal, many of which were authorized by DAO users prior to the controversy. Nick Johnson, founder and developer of ENS, voted to ban the 253,000 tokens he controlled.

If the majority of DAO users ultimately vote to remove Millegan, the community’s proposal to elect a new director will take effect immediately. Nominees include ENS co-founder Alex Van de Sande and users of daylon.eth and Healingvisions.eth.

“We cannot allow anyone intolerant about a marginalized community to remain Galleon’s character in a great Web 3 organization,” Healvisions.eth said on Twitter, urging DAO members to vote for Milligan’s removal.

Eleftherios Karapitas, an ENS delegate, indicated that he would vote against Millegan’s removal from the position of ENS Director, but wanted to hear from the DAO community:

The survey was conducted by users who discovered anti-LBGTQIA tweets Milligan posted in May 2016 in which he said “homosexual acts are evil” and “transsexuals don’t exist”. In replies and posts on his Twitter account, Millegan repeated his comments from 2016, suggesting they are in line with his Catholic faith. Apparently in response to the outrage of many netizens, Johnson announced on February 7 that True Names Limited was the non-profit organization behind ENS’ termination of Millegan’s contract.

Millegan stated in a discussion on Discord that he has “never excluded anyone from the ESA” based on their identity or beliefs, saying that it “is not appropriate or morally appropriate for the Web3 industry to exclude many traditional-minded Christians, Muslims, Jews, and other…” who I agree with him. Twitter has removed the anti-gay tweets and suspended Millegan’s account. At the time of publication, it was not clear if he had the ability to tweet, like and retweet content, but there has been no update on his account since February 5.

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The ENS protocol, launched in 2017, allows users to register domain names ending in “.eth” and direct them to Ethereum wallet addresses. According to data from CoinMarketCap, the price of the ENS token has fallen by more than 4% in the past 24 hours, reaching $14.14 at the time of the press release.

Source: CoinTelegraph


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