Public Name Tag Removal

To make transactions easier to read and funds easier to track, we label and tag addresses on Etherscan. This better informs our users of an address's owner or the project it is associated with and its specific function or role in the project. For example, by tagging the address 0x71C7656EC7ab88b098defB751B7401B5f6d8976F as Etherscan: Donate, users can easily tell that the address belongs to Etherscan and is used as the address with which we welcome donation from our users.

For further details on these Public Name Tags and Labels, click here.

Although we only tag an address that is publicly known or shared by its owner, the address’s owner may submit a request to have the tag or labels removed. We do require verifiable proof that the request is indeed from the address's owner before removing a tag:

  • For EOAs, please sign a message following the template below using the tagged address itself:

    [Etherscan.io dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss] I, the owner of the address [the tagged address], hereby request that the Public Name Tag assigned to it and other information therein be removed from Etherscan].

(What is an EOA?)

  • For contract addresses, please sign a message following the template below using the address that created the contract address:

    [Etherscan.io dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss] I, the creator of the contract address [the tagged contract address], hereby request that the Public Name Tag assigned to it and other information therein be removed from Etherscan].

(Tutorial on how to sign a message is available here.)

Once you have signed the message, please submit the signed message details through our Contact Us page. Make sure to have Option #9: Request Removal of Name Tag selected, and fill in the required details (your name, email address and Ethereum address).

In the Message field, paste the signed message details. The signed message details should look like this (if you used MyEtherWallet to sign):

 {
   "address": "0x9a2ed96722d01c1e626fbaaf48a6257454c24499",
   "msg": "[Etherscan.io dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss] I, the owner of the address [0x9a2ed96722d01c1e626fbaaf48a6257454c24499], hereby request that the Public Name Tag assigned to it and other information therein be removed from Etherscan].",
   "sig": "0x4bedd3f0e916e34999c81c010273af63d99547e9ef3317aa28e30529ad8e6937042c4049dcd0186906a741c8a38e1f027313339333dcd244509c5ea58227bd031b",
   "version": "3",
   "signer": "MEW"
 }

After you have submitted the request, one of our team members will attend to your request and process the removal as soon as possible. However, do note that while we try our best to respond in a timely manner, we often have a backlog of inquiries. Please bear with us while waiting.

  • Raja C
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