DNS servers

Traditional DNS servers are entirely centralised and operated by a single entity (ICANN), while EXIP DNS servers would be held and hosted by the public. Anyone can run their nodes by downloading the EXIP node running software package. Users who run nodes will be incentivised with EXIP tokens. In terms of security, EXIP avoids conventional DNS server attacks and hacks, as a single point of attack on a decentralised server will fail. The community will host DNS servers as nodes, which can address decentralised domain names locally or in the cloud, acting as a standard DNS server. When a user types a domain name into the search bar, the code looks up the requested name in the EXIP DNS resolvers first, then in the standard DNS server if it isn’t identified.