IP applications refer to websites that use the decentralized Dappy name service instead of the Domain Name System. An IP application is finally served by a central server, just like regular websites. In order to resolve the name (ex: coolapp) to an IP address, the browser that implements the Dappy protocol does not rely on any IANA official top level domain DNS companies. The resolution operation is decentralized, and summarized by the multi-requests mechanism. The members of the Dappy network, who should be independent one with another, and participate in the same blockchain platform are co-responsible and co-authoritarian for name resolution. SSL certificates are stored on the blockchain also, the browser will not allow any client — server connection to go unencrypted.
This architecture makes it very less likely for a given website to be censored by being removed of the names registry, or to suffer from DNS hacks, where malicious agents could redirect the requests addressed to coolapp to another, illegitimate server.
According to a 2018 report made by Efficient IP, 33% of organizations suffered data theft via DNS, and the average cost of DNS attacks is $715,000. Distributing websites on Dappy instead of legacy web will make a lot of DNS related attack vectors simply disappear.