Since Ethereum Name Service, or ENS, released 10,000 four-digit .eth domains ranging from 0000 to 9999, the nonfungible token collection has caused a stir among NFT investors, speculators and enthusiasts alike. After all 10,000 ENS names sold out in one day, the number of people registering for ENS names and purchasing these digit number names on secondary markets has significantly affected the market’s trading volume.
According to a Dune Analytics dashboard for ENS, the spike in sales began on April 21, and the number of eth. name registrations has since jumped from 2,721 to 21,188 by April 28. Over the last seven-day period, ENS domains’ trading volume on OpenSea climbed by 3,333% to 2,613 ETH, or $7.3 million, at the time of writing. The last 48 hours have seen the most ENS NFT trading in the secondary market with the most expensive domain so far, “008.eth,” selling for 20 ETH, or $56,125, on April 29.
— ENS Sales Bot (@EnsSales) April 29, 2022
Each ENS web name is an NFT that is minted and sold like any other nonfungible token. These decentralized domains that end in .eth can act like Ethereum wallet addresses, cryptographic hashes and website URLs. As decentralized applications, wallets, exchanges and marketplaces increasingly support NFT usernames, whether from ENS or from competitors like Unstoppable Domains, Web3 users are embracing the value that can be tied to a digital identity.
Holders who have scooped up ENS names from 0-9999 have formed an exclusive Discord channel called the…