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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-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...

IETF 103, Day 1: IPv6, TLS, DNS Privacy & Other Crypto
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Domain Name System (DNS) 4 November 2018

IETF 103, Day 1: IPv6, TLS, DNS Privacy & Other Crypto

The Working Group sessions start tomorrow at IETF 103 in Bangkok, Thailand, and we’re bringing you daily blog posts highlighting...

Rough Guide to IETF 103: DNSSEC, DNS Security and DNS Privacy
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Domain Name System (DNS) 2 November 2018

Rough Guide to IETF 103: DNSSEC, DNS Security and DNS Privacy

As happened earlier this year at IETF 102 in Montreal, DNS privacy will receive a large focus in the...

Watch Live – DNSSEC Workshop on October 24 at ICANN 63 in Barcelona
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Domain Name System (DNS) 23 October 2018

Watch Live – DNSSEC Workshop on October 24 at ICANN 63 in Barcelona

What can we learn from recent success of the Root KSK Rollover? What is the status of DNSSEC deployment...

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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...