There is a problem with how the Internet works today:
- HTTPS is not secure. Like most "secure" communications protocols,
it is susceptible to undetectable public-key substitution MITM-attacks (example: Apple iMessages).
- Netizens do not own their online identities. We either borrow them from
companies like twitter, or rent then from organizations like ICANN.
These problems arise out of two core Internet protocols:
DNS and X.509.
DNSChain offers a free and secure decentralized alternative while remaining backwards compatible
with traditional DNS.
It compares favorably to the alternatives, and provides the following features:
⭐️ See Also: Comparison and Security Model
- DNSChain replaces X.509 PKI with the blockchain
- MITM-proof authentication
- Simple and secure GPG key distribution
- Secure, MITM-proof RESTful API to blockchains
- Free SSL certificates become possible
- Prevents DDoS attacks
- Certificate revocation that actually works
- DNS-based censorship circumvention
- Other features: testing suite, rate-limiting, and caching
- Free public DNSChain servers
- Access blockchain domains like
- Registering blockchain domains and identities
- Encrypt communications end-to-end without relying on untrustworthy third-parties
- Unblock censored websites (coming soon!)
- And more!
- Getting Started
- Guide: Setting up a DNSChain server with Namecoin and PowerDNS
- Coming Soon: securing HTTPS websites with DNSChain.
- Securing Your Apps With DNSChain
- Contributing to DNSChain development
- Adding support for your favorite blockchain
- Running Tests
Have a link? Let us know!
Approximate chronological order.
Blog post for 0.5 release.
0.5.3 - September 5, 2015
- New Features:
hiredis to 0.4.1 for latest iojs compat.
0.5.2 - March 11, 2015
- Includes tests for verifying NXT support
superagent for simpler HTTP requests
blockchain.coffee template class
favicon.ico requests from filling logs
- Misc. code and logging improvements
- #138: Nxt resolver not working
- #140: Prevent non-json values in Namecoin from returning "Not found"
- #141: Allow arbitrary namecoin keys, but enforce ICANN domain rules for for
- #142 + #120: Make it less likely Travis will fail
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