What do ENS and Quik.com do?
The ENS, also known as the Ethereum name service is an open and extended naming system on the Ethereum blockchain with an application to provide the required API for its users to be able to utilise it’s services.
The main use case of ENS is to convert human readable NFT and non-NFT domain names such as alexa.eth to identifiers that can be read by computers such as hexadecimal Ethereum addresses, relevant crypto addresses and other metadata. ENS also supports the entire reversal of this exact process making it possible for non-readable canonical addresses to be converted to human human-readable form.
ENS claims to have similar goals to the DNS showcasing an interest in a domain registry but without the restrictions that come with conventional domain names due to the very different architecture on which ENS runs. Even though ENS domains does provide the user with control over the .eth names to a certain level, the user has complete control over the sub- domains that they can create by themselves.
Coming down to Quik.com. Quik.com is a Web3 domain name marketplace that facilitates the buying, selling and minting of NFT domain names over its ecosystem. The domain names are basically TLDs built on the Ethereum blockchain but can be minted and owned individually by the users on the contrary to ENS domains.
The Quik.com ecosystem supports TLDs on the Ethereum blockchain including extensions such as .Metaverse, .vr, .I and various others. Even though they all are NFT domain names, the way they can hit targeted audiences on the web3 through decentralised websites would be different. So make your choice wisely.
Quik.com ecosystem allows its users to mint domains for themselves, sell them if they want to on the P2P marketplace, host decentralised websites on the web3 and also replace their wallet addresses with the NFT domain names when Quik launches its Chrome Web Extension.
Unlike ENS domains, Quik.com has a simple mechanism, a robust search tool to find domains, their availability and extension support. There is a list of TLDs that the users of Quik.com can choose from. Not to mention that the list of TLDs expands as the Quik.com ecosystem moves forward. This also opens up the gateway to a whole plethora of utilities to the NFT domains to come up as the Quik.com ecosystem moves forward.
Which one to choose? Quik.com or ENS domains?
Even though both of these platforms provide you access to web3 domain names, ENS is a naming service based on the Ethereum blockchain. They do have similar applicable utilities when it comes to the use cases of NFT domain names, but ENS domains seem to lack the versatility that the web3 domains on Quik.com provide.
The domains on Quik.com provide the user with complete control over the NFT domain name that they mint and a plethora of options to use when it comes to the use cases over the Quik.com ecosystem. Another major contributor for you to select Quik.com would be the simple and user friendly approach that Quik.com brings to the industry. There is absolutely no rocket science involved. You get to the website, connect your crypto wallet, search for an NFT domain name, mint it and it’s yours. Then you may choose what to do with it according to your preferences.
The highlight, though, would be the choice of TLDs that exist on Quik.com and not on ENS domains. ENS domain naming convention relies on .eth while there is an entire list of TLDs built on Ethereum blockchain on Quik.com which will expand in the future.
In a nutshell, ENS is a naming and name-replacing service based on the Ethereum blockchain while Quik.com is an NFT domain name marketplace with major TLDs on the Ethereum blockchain and Quik plans to launch NFT domains on other blockchains as well in the future. To choose, make sure you have your priorities set straight. The versatility that you require as well as the kind of use cases you are looking at would play a major role on what you choose. Whichever you choose, don’t miss out on the opportunity to own a Web3 domain.