Welcome to the DNS Privacy project home page

This site is the home of a collaborative open project to promote, implement and deploy DNS Privacy. The goals of this project include:

  • Raising awareness of the issue of DNS Privacy
  • Empowering users to take advantage of DNS Privacy tools and resources (client applications, DNS Privacy resolvers)
  • Evolving the DNS to support DNS Privacy in particular developing new DNS Protocol standards
  • Working towards full support for DNS Privacy in a range of Open Source DNS implementations including: getdns, Unbound, NSD, BIND and Knot (Auth and Resolver)
  • Co-ordinating deployment of DNS Privacy services and documenting operational practices

Among the many contributors to this project are Sinodun IT, NLnet Labs, SalesForce, Surfnet, NLnet Foundation, OTF, Stephane Bortzmeyer and No Mountain Software.

DNS Privacy - Current Work

Overview of DNS Privacy Status

High level overview of ongoing work on DNS Privacy with monthly updates

IETF Working Groups

Catch up with the latest standards being developed to support DNS Privacy in the DPRIVE Working group

Work on adaptive discovery mechanisms for DNS is happening in the ADD Working Group

Reference Material

For a list of useful RFCs, Internet Drafts and presentations see the Reference Material page.


Thanks to NLnet Foundation, OTF and the Comcast Innovation Fund for donations to support DNS Privacy work. Thanks for past support from Verisign Labs.


If you are interested in contributing to the project please contact:

  • Sara Dickinson (sara@sinodun.com)
  • Allison Mankin (allison.mankin@gmail.com)
  • Benno Overeinder (benno@NLnetLabs.nl)

We now have a twitter account:  and a YouTube channel

Comments, code and issues

We are currently migrating the dnsprivacy.org site away from an Atlassian server installation and so from July 2021:

  • For comments, updates or corrections to content here, please create an issue in our GitHub project
    • (We've disabled user comments)
  • All code has also been migrated to GitHub
  • User accounts are now limited in use and new accounts can no longer be created. 

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