One of the more common complaints about AENS is the rather short expiration time. In the current (LIMA) protocol version a name expire after a maximum of 50000 blocks. This is just a hair over 100 days - which it seems that many users find (far) too short. This has previously been discussed here, here, here and also here.
From a technical perspective it is quite easy to change, after all it is just a number BUT it is a number in the consensus protocol, thus we need a hard-fork/protocol upgrade to change it. I believe this is a perfect opportunity to test out community governance, and I think we should have a vote about the name expiration time.
But instead of just throwing out a vote in the governance voting aepp, let us first briefly discuss the alternatives here. I think reasonable alternatives for a vote could be: 1. keep it as is, 2. make it ~6 months, 3. make it ~12 months, and 4. make it ~24 months; but let’s hear it from you?!
The work to implement the change has been approved by the Æternity Crypto Foundation, this can be done ahead of time with just filling in the voted time at the end. Still, let’s aim to get the vote started in a week or so.
Pinging some of the people involved in the discussions previously: @yani.chain @marco.chain @bigtree.chain @LiuYang.chain @hb.chain @emin.chain @michalzee @karol.chain @Redcan @Josh.chain @milenradkov.chain @philipp.chain
Note: Before you start mocking me, yes I know my name has expired - i.e. I am in favor of making the expiration time longer