DNSlify FAQ

Who are you?

We are a bunch of technology veterans who have been involved with Internet from the very early 90s as building ISPs in Bulgaria, web hosting companies in Canada, promoting wider adoption of Open Source Software (OSS) across organizations and much more. DNSlify is a service provided by PeeriX and we are active in multiple technology domains.

Why DNSLify?

Net neutrality and Internet privacy are core right to all network participants. We strongly believe that concentrating power in the hands of few big players is detrimental to the quality of Internet.

Privacy

We value privacy as a fundamental human right and operate our public services under robust privacy policy without collecting any private data nor now nor in the future!

Roadmap

We will be trying to increase our presence across major peering points on Internet and reduce the overall latency.

What is DNS?

Domain Name System (DNS) is the Internet “map” service or phonebook. DNS is used to translate domain names such as wikipedia.org into numerical IP addresses (e.g. 123.123.123.123) which are required to route packets of data on Internet.

What is DNSSEC?

DNSSEC strengthens authentication in DNS using digital signatures based on public key cryptography. With DNSSEC, it’s not DNS queries and responses themselves that are cryptographically signed, but rather DNS data itself is signed by the owner of the data.

What Anycast means?

Anycast is a special way of using Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to route network traffic to a location with the shortest available network hops. This feature allows servers to have the same IP address across multiple locations and allow the traffic to go to the nearest server.