Title: A brief review of blockchain-based DNS systems
Authors: Saif Al-Mashhadi; Selvakumar Manickam
Addresses: National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6), Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia ' National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6), Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia
Abstract: One of the crucial parts of the internet is the domain name system, which works as a phonebook of the internet. The protocol is designed to be fast, reliable, and not shielded with a security mechanism, DNSSEC which adds authentication later. However, threats utilising DNS such as DoS/DDoS are increasing daily. On the other hand, blockchain-based DNS is secure by design. By reviewing and comparing it with the current DNS and its ecosystem, it is concluded that blockchain currently has challenges that need to be addressed before it can be adapted as a replacement for the existing DNS.
Keywords: domain name system; DNS; blockchain; Namecoin; Ethereum Name Service; ENS.
International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2020 Vol.10 No.4, pp.420 - 432
Received: 08 Jun 2018
Accepted: 27 Nov 2018
Published online: 03 Jul 2020 *