ODDNS: Decentralized and Open DNS To Defeat Censorship

Sounds to me like a marriage of #altDNS (Cesidian Root; OpenNIC) and #DarkNets (Tor; I2P; Freenet).

ODDNS: Decentralized and Open DNS To Defeat Censorship | TorrentFreak on Torrentfreak

For the last couple of years discussion around censorship of websites in the West has become as prolific as the that around already established blockades in countries such as China and Iran. While meddling with the Internet’s DNS is the weapon of choice for censors, a new P2P system called ODDNS hopes to put control back in the hands of the people.

The Internet’s Domain Name System, which translates human-readable URLs into IP addresses so that web users can more easily find Internet sites, has become a battle ground for censorship during the last couple of years.

From residing almost exclusively in the awareness of computer engineers and nerds, recent attempts by various copyright holders to censor sites such as The Pirate Bay and introduce even more broad powers with the introduction of the SOPA legislation in the US, the existence and mechanisms of the Internet’s DNS have now broken through into the mainstream.

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