May 7, 2021

Mark Cuban issues burn notice on offensive ENS domain

Someone sent Mark Cuban a profane Ethereum Name Service domain a few days ago. After observant Twitter users recently tracked down his ether address, it was only a matter of time before a wave of unwanted spam transactions made their way into his account. This is, after all, the internet. Here there be monsters.

While it isn’t entirely clear what the presumed troll’s endgame was, the word was nonetheless offensive enough to raise some eyebrows at Cointelegraph, and we don’t intend to reprint it here. Suffice to say, a decent person would not want to be known as the owner of this domain, even if they weren’t a celebrity billionaire.

We reached out to Mark Cuban to find out, first of all, if he knew anything about its origin. Had he purchased it himself? Was he even aware he owned it? And most importantly, what were his plans for the name going forward?

He responded:

“Damn. No, I don’t own [it]. I guess anyone can put an eth address to a domain. I don’t even know if it’s possible to change it. Thanks for the heads up.”

While Cuban has become increasingly involved in the blockchain space of late, he’s still a relative newcomer to certain aspects of the community.