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

The internet’s ‘phonebook’ is flawed and outdated. It’s time for an upgrade
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In the News 6 September 2021

The internet’s ‘phonebook’ is flawed and outdated. It’s time for an upgrade

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Internet Society Joins Leading Internet Advocates to Call on ISPs to Commit to Basic User Privacy Protections
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Domain Name System (DNS) 10 March 2021

Internet Society Joins Leading Internet Advocates to Call on ISPs to Commit to Basic User Privacy Protections

Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Internet Society call on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon to commit to limiting...

Internet Advocates Call on ISPs to Commit to Basic User Privacy Protections
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In the News 10 March 2021

Internet Advocates Call on ISPs to Commit to Basic User Privacy Protections

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Privacy purists prickle at T-Mobile US plan to proffer people’s personal web, app pursuits to ad promoters
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In the News 10 March 2021

Privacy purists prickle at T-Mobile US plan to proffer people’s personal web, app pursuits to ad promoters

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Broadband Carriers Should Seek Permission Before Harnessing Web-Browsing Data For Ads, Groups Say
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In the News 10 March 2021

Broadband Carriers Should Seek Permission Before Harnessing Web-Browsing Data For Ads, Groups Say

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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,...

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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...