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Set a Primary name

The Primary name is your reverse record responsible for resolving your wallet address to your ENS name, helping decentralized apps and services display your ENS name based on your Ethereum wallet address.

In this guide we'll show you how to set up your Primary Name.

Setting a name as Primary in your wallet is usually a simple affair, but it can be a little complicated if:

  • The name was registered using a third-party service that didn't set the Resolver and ETH Address records by default.
  • The name was purchased on a secondary market and the ETH Address record is still set to the previous owner's wallet.

If either of these applies to you, then you can solve it by following the Prerequisites section below.


In order to set an ENS name as Primary there are two prerequisites:

  1. The Resolver record must be set to the ENS Public Resolver smart contract.
  2. The ETH Address record must be set to the wallet you're setting the Primary on.

1. Set the Resolver

Set the Resolver Record

Go to your ENS name in the ENS Manager App and click the More-tab.

On the More-tab make sure that the Resolver record there is set to either of these contract addresses:

  • The new ENS Public Resolver contract: 0x231b0Ee14048e9dCcD1d247744d114a4EB5E8E63
  • The old ENS Public Resolver contract: 0x4976fb03C32e5B8cfe2b6cCB31c09Ba78EBaBa41
    the old ENS Public Resolver contract will continue to work and should not cause any issues.

If it's not set to one of the addresses above, click the Edit-button next to the Resolver.

Select Use Latest Resolver and click Update and then approve the transaction in your wallet.

2. Set the ETH Address-record

Set the ETH Address record

Go to the ENS Manager App with the wallet set as Manager for the ENS name you want to manage and click Names to bring up a list of your ENS names or search for an ENS name you own directly from the main page.

Click the ENS name you want to add records to.

Go to the Records tab

Click Edit Records

Switch to the Address tab

Click Add Address

Set the Primary name

Click the ENS name you want to set as Primary in your wallet.

Click Set as Primary name


If your ENS name doesn't show up in the Primary drop-down list, it's usually because the ENS name's ETH Address record doesn't point to your ENS name. To resolve it, see

Verify that your Primary name works

Visit a few different services and verify that your Primary name is working correctly:

The ENS Manager App will show your Primary name and the Avatar set on it in the top-right corner, along with your wallet address.