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.
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While it is not an 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.
Project number: 101095329 21-EU-DIG-EU-DNS,
Project name: DNS4EU and European DNS Shield.This project is co-funded by the European Union.
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We want to reach such a number by combining the public resolvers and close collaboration with CSPs.
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.
The project started in January 2023 and full deployment is scheduled in three years, by the end of 2025. Early access shall be provided probably already later this year (2023) or early next year (2024).
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
By geo-location of the client’s IP address.
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.
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