Mozilla Firefox to begin slow rollout of DNS-over-HTTPS by default at the end of the month

September 11, 2019

To protect query privacy, browser maker will run everything through Cloudflare.

On Friday, Mozilla said it plans to implement the DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) protocol by default in its Firefox browser, with a slow rollout starting in late September.

Under development since 2017, DoH transfers domain-name queries – which try to match domain names with server IP addresses – over a secure, encrypted HTTPS connection to a DNS server, rather than via an unprotected, unencrypted bog-standard DNS connection.

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