DNS4EU

The goal of DNS4EU is to provide EU citizens, companies, and institutions with a secure, privacy compliant, and powerful recursive DNS. EU desires to make this officially recommended DNS resolver for public and governmental institutions across the continent.

4 points to remember

EU’s Digital Sovereignity

The European Commission aims to keep user’s data in the Union digital space to support its digital independence and sovereignty.

Onboard 100 Million People

The goal of the DNS4EU is to collaborate with various EU stakeholders to significantly improve the Internet in the EU for many citizens.

Privacy

Citizens of the EU should be provided with DNS resolution that adheres to the highest privacy standards, incl all the EU data privacy regulations.

Security

The consortium combines multiple cybersecurity experts from different EU countries that will work together to provide the safest DNS resolution.

For media

  • Find the press release here
  • Feel free to contact us at dns4eu(at)whalebone.io
  • Scroll down to see the frequently asked questions

DNS4EU News, Early Access & Stakeholder Group

Are you interested in DNS4EU? Do you want to stay updated and potentially participate in the project’s future? Join our newsletter! As part of the newsletter, you will get all the information first hand, you may get an invitation to early access to the service and can join the DNS4EU Stakeholder Group.

While it is not the official decision-making body of the project, the consortium will organize a stakeholder group for industry, technical stakeholders, and for policy stakeholders to involve European and national authorities and other policy-relevant stakeholders such as national security authorities or telecom regulatory authorities. The aim of the forum is to stay up-to-date and also contribute to the development of DNS4EU.

Contribute to adjusting (future) business model including long-term sustainability and support the implementation activities by offering wider participation in setting the framework for the technical development and serve to involve all interested parties, thus contributing to the roll-out and community ownership of the DNS4EU.

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Consortium Members

  • Whalebone, s.r.o. 🇨🇿

  • CZ.NIC 🇨🇿

  • Czech Technical University Prague 🇨🇿

  • Time.lex 🇧🇪

  • deSEC 🇩🇪

  • Sztaki 🇭🇺

  • ️ABI Lab Centro di Ricerca e Innovazione per la Banca 🇮🇹

  • Naukowa i Akademicka Sieć Komputerowa 🇵🇱

  • Directoratul Național de Securitate Cibernetică 🇷🇴

Associated Partners

  • Ministry of Electronic Governance 🇧🇬

  • CESNET 🇨🇿

  • F-Secure 🇫🇮

  • Centro Nacional de Cibersegurança 🇷🇴

Frequently Asked Questions
You say you want to protect 100 million people. Would it be possible to expand on that number a little more?

We want to reach such a number by combining the public resolvers and close collaboration with CSPs.

What will the whole DNS4EU network look like? Will you deploy the hardware through different data centres across Europe?

Concerning the cloud resolver, then yes – the individual resolvers will be in many data centers located in Europe. It will all be handled by the backend, which will also run on servers in Europe.

When will DNS4EU be deployed?

Full deployment is scheduled in three years, early access shall be provided probably already later this year.

Some people are worried that this might be misused for censorship purposes byt the EU. How are you planning to avoid this?

This project provides the European Comission with no means of censorship. Furthermore, this would be against the goals of the project, which aims to be commercially successful. The EU will not have access to configuration, data, etc. On top of that, DNS4EU will not be forced on anyone. It will just abide to local restrictions, just as any internet service provider has to anyway. In other words, DNS4EU is not a way toward censorship, but actually toward data protection and better quality of the internet in Europe

Are there going to be more versions with different traffic policies (i.e. with or w/o some kind of filtering.

Yes.

How will you implement per-country regulations?

By geo-location of the client’s IP address.

How will DNS4EU work in the long term to make sure it is sustainable even after the subsidy?

One of the requirements of the European Comission was to create a business model that will be profitable in the long term. We believe that the only way to sustainably keep the highest quality of such a service is through commercial success. That is why we created an exact plan of monetization in our proposal.

There are multiple layers of premium services on top of public resolvers available to the general public and to the operators. Operators and public institutions will have an option of more-advanced security layers and integration to their already existing services. When it comes to general public services, there will be an app providing more control over the traffic not only when it comes to security, but also content filtering, parental control, ad block, etc. There will also be a threat intelligence platform focusing on quickly delivering local threats, which will be available in a limited version and a more advanced version for the private sector, incl. Integration to its current services.

Me and my organization are interested in a private explanatory session about DNS4EU and consider how we can collaborate. What is the best way? Can we get a DNS4EU representative to visit us?

Make sure to fill in this form to stay up to date. If you join the DNS4EU Stakeholder Group later on, you can participate on the future of the project, too.

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