Ever Name is a distributed, open, and extensible naming system based on The Open Network Virtual Machine (TVM)-compatible blockchains, such as Everscale. Ever Name's primary function is to map human-readable names like 'alice.ever' to machine-readable identifiers, including wallet addresses, IP or ADNL addresses, traditional domain names, and other DNS protocol records. Ever Name also supports reverse resolution, enabling the association of metadata, such as canonical names or interface descriptions, with wallet addresses.
Ever Name is designed as an analog to the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) on the Ethereum blockchain, providing similar functionality for TVM-compatible blockchains. Ever Name domains are implemented as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) using the TIP-4 token standard, which allows the owner to manage records and create subdomains as child NFTs. This is a notable difference from ENS, which uses the Ethereum ERC-721 standard (NFT) for its domains based on a single registry smart contract token standard.
Ever Name operates on a system of dot-separated hierarchical names called domains, with the owner of a domain having full control over subdomains. Top-level domains, like '.ever' and '.test', are managed by the
Root smart contract, which deploys new domain and subdomain certificates and ensures seamless integration between various components and interfaces.
Ever Name is deployed on TVM-compatible blockchains, such as Everscale. If you use a library or an end-user application, it will automatically detect the network you are interacting with and use the Ever Name deployment on that network.
You can try Ever Name out for yourself now by using the Ever Name Manager.
Add the following section to provide information about the deployed domains:
Key Differences between Ever Name (TVM) and ENS (EVM)
While Ever Name is conceptually similar to ENS, there are some key differences in the implementation and smart contract interfaces due to the differences between TVM and EVM:
Ever Name is built on top of TVM-compatible blockchains, such as Everscale, which feature a sharded architecture. This allows for higher scalability and efficiency compared to the Ethereum blockchain, which is the foundation for ENS. Ever Name smart contracts are written in TON-Solidity, whereas ENS smart contracts are written in Solidity and run on EVM.
Ever Name domains are implemented as NFTs using the TIP-4 token standard, with the owner having control over the symbolic name and the ability to bind records and create subdomains. This standard is designed to be fully distributed and implies separate storage for each NFT. In contrast, ENS uses the Ethereum ERC-721 standard (NFT) for its domains, which is based on a single registry smart contract token standard.
Ever Name provides a more flexible way of binding various types of records, such as wallet addresses, IP or ADNL addresses, traditional domain names, and other DNS protocol records, whereas ENS is primarily focused on binding Ethereum addresses to human-readable names.
Ever Name smart contracts have a different structure and interface compared to ENS smart contracts, but both provide methods for resolving domain names and obtaining related information.
Ever Name has a more sophisticated domain lifecycle, with different statuses like
EXPIRED. This allows for more granular control over domain management, auctions, and expiration.
Due to the sharded architecture of TVM-compatible blockchains, Ever Name is designed to be fully distributed, which implies separate storage of each user's balance. The TIP-3 token standard used in Ever Name allows for more efficient storage and management of token balances and helps to avoid the high maintenance costs associated with sharding the registry.
In Ever Name, it is possible to revoke a domain through DAO, whereas in ENS, a domain cannot be taken away while the subscription (registration) is active.