Browser heavyweight Mozilla is asking for public comments as it continues its international rollout of DNS over HTTPS (DoH) as a simplified browser setting – a rare move for a security feature that launched with minimal incident with a near-complete rollout in United States.

"We're in listening mode. When you do anything affecting the basic architecture of the internet, some people will see it as radical," said Owen Bennett, senior policy manager at Mozilla.

As the name implies, DoH uses the HTTPS to perform traditionally unencrypted DNS lookups. It means that third parties can't eavesdrop on addresses of the websites a person visits. It is a leap forward for privacy, but it faced criticism from various groups that depend on access to those URLs.

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