New standard proposed to improve DNS privacy
A proposal for a new Internet standard has been put forward at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) that is aimed to improve the privacy of Domain Name System (DNS) operations. Named Oblivious DNS over HTTPs (ODoH), the proposed standard would allow hiding client Internet Protocol (IP) addresses via proxy encrypted DNS transactions. This, in turn, would not allow any one server entity to be aware of the client IP address and the content of DNS queries and answers. Supported by Apple, Cloudflare, and Fastly, ODoH adds a layer of public key encryption and a network proxy between clients and servers, guaranteeing that only the user has access to both the DNS message and their own IP address at the same time.