Distributed Decentralized Domain Name Service
We present D3NS, a system to replace the current top level DNS system and certificate authorities, offering increased scalability, security and robustness. D3NS is based on a distributed hash table and utilizes a domain name ownership system based on the Bitcoin blockchain. It addresses previous criticism that a DHT would not suffice as a DNS replacement. D3NS provides solutions to current DNS vulnerabilities such as DDOS attacks, DNS spoofing and censorship by local governments. D3NS eliminates the need for certificate authorities by providing a decentralized authenticated record of domain name ownership. Unlike previous DNS replacement proposals, D3NS is reverse compatible with DNS and allows for incremental implementation within the current system.
Benshoof, Brendan, Andrew Rosen, Anu G. Bourgeois, and Robert W. Harrison. 2016 "Distributed decentralized domain name service." Conference Proceeding - 2016 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops (IPDPSW), pp. 1279-1287.