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Domain Name System (DNS)

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a global database that translates domain names (such as www.internetsociety.org) to Internet addresses that are used by computers to talk to each other. DNS also provides other information about domain names, such as mail services.

DNS News

DNS Privacy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Domain Name System (DNS) 15 March 2019

DNS Privacy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We previously posted about how the DNS does not inherently employ any mechanisms to provide confidentiality for DNS transactions,...

DNS Privacy & IPv6 Security @ APTLD 75
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Domain Name System (DNS) 19 February 2019

DNS Privacy & IPv6 Security @ APTLD 75

The Internet Society will be actively contributing to the APTLD 75 meeting on 20-21 February 2019 in Dubai, United...

DNS Flag Day
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Domain Name System (DNS) 8 February 2019

DNS Flag Day

The 1st of February was DNS Flag Day, which is an initiative of several DNS vendors and operators to...

DNS-over-TLS in Linux (systemd)
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Domain Name System (DNS) 28 December 2018

DNS-over-TLS in Linux (systemd)

Whilst we were putting together some content about DNS privacy recently, we learned that recent distributions of Linux ship...

DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) Support in Mozilla Firefox
Domain Name System (DNS) 26 December 2018

DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) Support in Mozilla Firefox

Recent releases of Firefox have introduced the concept of DNS privacy under the name “Trusted Recursive Resolver”. Although Firefox ships...

DNS Security & Privacy discussed at e-AGE18
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Domain Name System (DNS) 24 December 2018

DNS Security & Privacy discussed at e-AGE18

The Internet Society continued its engagement with Middle East networking community by participating in the e-AGE18 Conference, where we...

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  • DNS Considerations for IPv6

    With so much information on IPv6 focusing on connectivity, it’s sometimes important to remember that deploying IPv6 for actual...

  • DNS Servers Supporting DNSSEC

    When you install a DNS “server” on your network, it generally acts as either: 1) an “authoritative server” serving...

  • State of DNSSEC Deployment 2016

    This report provides a snapshot of the state of deployment of DNSSEC as of the end of 2016. Please download...