Category: DNS

Google and Mozilla’s plans for encrypted DNS upset big ISPs When you visit a new website and your computer submits a request to the domain name system (DNS) to translate the domain name to an IP address, most of those DNS queries are unencrypted. This of course raises privacy and security concerns. Google and Mozilla […]

Firefox recently updated their future releases blog with a long time project that will be added to an upcoming release. Starting in 2017, Mozilla began working on the DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) protocol. Then, in June of 2018, they started running experiments in Firefox to ensure that the performance and user experience with DoH were great. So […]

Google is looking to replace URLs with something more secure     Google’s Chrome browser just turned 10. In that short amount of time, the Chrome browser has made a huge impact upon the web. Chrome popularized auto-updates and led the charge toward complete HTTPS web encryption. Now, Google Chrome looks to the future and […]

Cloudflare just made a DNS resolver available that’s faster than Google’s and more private.   If there’s one thing I like in my internet, it’s speed. With busy schedules, no one wants to sit around waiting for a webpage to load. While slow internet browsing is usually blamed on the age of a computer or […]

A DNS (Domain Name Server) is what translates a website address from a URL that you enter to an IP address which your computer actually connects to. For example, when you type “www.xda-developers.com” into your browser, your computer queries a DNS which looks up and returns the IP address “209.58.128.90” to the client. This process […]