Googles' proposal to extend DNS protocol

Google announced a DNS proposal in which “a group of DNS and content providers, including Neustar/UltraDNS and Google are publishing a proposal to extend DNS protocol. DNS is the system that translates an easy-to-remember name like www.google.com to a numeric address like 74.125.45.104. These’re the IP addresses that computers use to communicate with one another […]

Google announced a DNS proposal in which “a group of DNS and content providers, including Neustar/UltraDNS and Google are publishing a proposal to extend DNS protocol. DNS is the system that translates an easy-to-remember name like www.google.com to a numeric address like 74.125.45.104. These’re the IP addresses that computers use to communicate with one another on Internet. Currently, to determine your location, authoritative nameservers look at the source IP address of the incoming request, which's the IP address of your DNS resolver, rather than your IP address. This DNS resolver is often managed by a ISP or a third-party resolver like Google Public DNS. According to Google, “the proposed DNS protocol would let recursive DNS resolvers include part of your IP address in the request sent to authoritative nameservers. Only the first three octets, or top 24 bits, are sent providing enough information to the authoritative nameserver to determine your network location, without affecting your privacy,” revealed Google Code blog.