Recently, the security company and Cloudflare announced a plan. This is a plan that is going to stop your internet service provider from creeping down on your web activity. Co-developed by engineers at Apple and Fastly, Oblivious DNS-over-HTTPS (ODoH) standard just works to decouple your IP address from the queries that you are having. ODoH is something that is billed as an improvement to a domain name that is DNS. DNS is the process in web browsing that is very much analogous to look up the name in the phone book and having the phone number of a person.
Furthermore, when you type Google.com, DNS is something that translates it into the IP address of Google (220.127.116.11.). By default, DNS is owned by internet service providers such as Comcast or Verizon, or AT&T. The plan of ODoH is there to insert one more step between the user and the resolver of DNS. If you are thinking that why ODoH is oblivious, then you must know that this is because it keeps the IP address of the user machine hidden from the resolver.
DNS ecosystem is the earlier parts of the internet and this wasn’t something designed with encryption and privacy on the mind. Cloudflare’s Head of Research this DNS was just designed as a control system for the internet. However, Cloudflare seems to view this less Cloudfare’s Head of Research to create Carta for the internet. In the announcements, Cloudfare has pointed out that this will make people feel more secured as previously they were very much worried. Albeit a few resolvers accept ODoH requests, but it’s mostly a dream. Cloudflare has called this an emerging protocol and is something that came out in the announcements today after so many major endorsements. Lastly, it was said that if you are pretty confident in your dev skills then Cloudflare implementations are there in both go and rust.