Starting an Auction without Bidding

You can open an auction without bidding. It's not the simplest thing in the world, but it's not the worst. It looks harder than it is:

  • Go to
  • Find NS Debugger & Data Grabber
  • Type the name (without .eth) under ENS Name you Bid on
  • Copy the data provided under Start Auction Data
  • In a new tab, go to and unlock the wallet you wish to start the auction with
  • Enter the following information into the fields:
  • Go to and type the name-you-bid-on.eth in the search bar. It should take you a page similar to Etherscan
  • Look under Related Txns for the start auction call you just made.
  • Note: Depending on the gas price you use, it may not show up immediately

Please let us know if we can improve the above guide in any way. Obviously, coding a UI that allowed you to do this would be best, but we need to work with the limited time we have right now.

Best of luck!

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