Recognized Delegate Requirements

1. Inform a Governance Facilitator of your intention to become a recognized delegate.

Speak to either @LongForWisdom or @prose11 - best way to get in contact is via the official MakerDAO chat or the official MakerDAO forum. Please don’t use email.

2. Read and sign-up to the Delegates Code of Conduct.

The canonical Code of Conduct is located here. Sign-up can be as fancy or not-fancy as you like. Some options include:

  • Signing a message on-chain.
  • Confirming that you’ve read and agree to it within your delegate platform post.
  • Uploading a copy of the CoC to IPFS along with a statement saying that you’ve signed on to it.

3. Fill in and post a Recognized Delegate Platform using template.

The canonical template is located here. Deviation from the template is acceptable, but you should try to cover everything in the template. Contact details and Conflict of interest disclosures are not optional (except where marked such.)

This is a chance to lay out what you stand for as a delegate within MakerDAO. Make it as clear and unambiguous as possible what you stand for, and why. Try to attract MKR Holders, convince them that they should delegate at least some portion of their MKR to you.

4. Participate in a ‘Meet your delegate’ meeting.

Governance Facilitators can help schedule this and will host and manage recording of the meeting. The meeting recording will be uploaded to the MakerDAO youtube, and can be removed if you wish to cease being a Recognised Delegate.

5. Setup a delegate contract.

This can be done using the official MakerDAO voting UI, using the account page.

Verification Guide: How to verify a delegate contract on Etherscan

6. PR to github for integration with the Voting Portal

An example of what is required can be found here. These files should be copied to a new folder such that the folder name matches the delegate contract address.

Recognised Delegates need to replace the and profile.jpg files. should be left as it is in the template, and will be updated by GovAlpha.

Other examples for existing delegates can be found in the delegates folder.

7. Be aware that vote participation and communication will be tracked.

Participation tracking will be automatic and will track votes in polls and executives separately. Abstain votes count as valid votes for the purposes of poll participation.

Failing to vote on an executive is valid and should be done in an emergency situation, or a situation in which the delegate has fundamental disagreement with the contents. However, failing to vote for an executive does count against you as part of the participation tracking. This reflects the issues failing to pass an executive can have in the MakerDAO governance process.

Forum and community participation will also be tracked, specifically related to voting. Recognised Delegates are expected to communicate their reasoning for voting when they vote. This can be in whichever format delegates feel is most appropriate, but must be communicated publicly, and linked to the Governance Facilitators such that stats can be updated.

Updates to the participation metric are manual and will be performed on a weekly basis.

Delegation and MakerDAO
Delegate Round-up - November 2021
Forum at a Glance: November 25 - December 2
Forum at a Glance: November 18 - 25
Forum at a Glance: November 11 - 18
Forum at a Glance: November 4th - November 11th
Forum at a Glance: October 28th - November 4th
Delegate Round-up - October 2021
Forum at a Glance: October 21st - October 28th
Forum at a Glance: October 14th - October 21st
[Signal Request] Should we increase Maximum Delegate Compensation as described in MIP61 to 144k DAI for the initial 3 month delegate compensation trial?
Forum at a Glance: October 7th - October 14th
Forum at a Glance September 30th - October 7th
Forum at a Glance: September 24th - 30th
Forum at a Glance: September 17th - 23rd
Forum at a Glance: September 10th - 16th
Forum at a Glance: September 3rd - 9th
Forum at a Glance: August 27th - September 2nd
Delegate Compensation [informal poll]
Forum at a Glance: August 20 - 26
Forum at a Glance: August 13th - 19th
Forum at a Glance: August 6th - 12th
Maker Relay Ep 55 - en español
Forum at a Glance: July 30th - August 5th
[Agenda/Discussion] Scientific Governance and Risk #151 - Thursday, July 22 17:00 UTC
Maker Relay Ep 55
Forum at a Glance — July 15 - 22
GovAlpha Weekly Update - 2021-07-22
Maker Relay Ep. 54 - en español
Forum at a Glance: January 14th - 20, 2022
Maker Relay Ep 54
Forum at a Glance: January 7th - 13th, 2022
Delegate Round-up - December 2021
Forum at a Glance: Dec 16, 2021 - Jan 6, 2022
Monthly Core Unit Updates: November
Forum at a Glance: December 9 - 16, 2021
Forum at a Glance: December 2 - 9, 2021