In: computer, technology. Also: decentralised.

DNS

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a system used to convert a computer’s host name into an IP address, on the Internet.
For example, if a computer needs to communicate with the web server “example.net”, your computer needs the IP address of the web server “example.net”.
The DNS is sometimes called the Internet’s telephone book because it converts a Website’s name that people know, to a number that the Internet actually uses.

Articles

The Internet Should Be a Public Good. The Internet was built by public institutions, so why is it controlled by private corporations?
On October 1 2016, the Internet has changed and no one noticed:
https://jacobinmag.com/2016/08/internet-public-dns-privatization-icann-netflix

Ethos paid $1.135 billion for .Org registry domain:
https://domainnamewire.com/2019/11/29/ethos-paid-1-135-billion-for-org
https://domainnamewire.com/2019/11/13/breaking-private-equity-company-acquires-org-registry

Links

DeCloudUs

DeCloudUs is a secure, private, no-logs DNS resolver built on open source
Completely block online trackers, annoying ads, and protect your devices from malware sites
(free / premium / premium+)
https://decloudus.com

PDNSD

DNS server designed for local caching of DNS information. Correctly configured, it can significantly increase browsing speed on a broadband connection.
Compared to BIND or dnsmasq it can remember its cache after a reboot.

Pi-hole

DNS sinkhole that protects your devices from unwanted content without installing any client-side software
You need to configure your router to have DHCP clients use Pi-hole as their DNS server
https://github.com/pi-hole/pi-hole

Technitium

Technitium DNS Server
Get a personal local DNS Server for privacy & security; block Ads at DNS level!