>But equally why has the DNS world not addressed this privacy problem?
Because they are at the crap end of everyone else's equipment....
Microsoft: We'll look at client DNS security, about 10 years from now.
Linux: We think this way is the bes(Other Linux: NO, this way is better!)
Phone makers: Security, buy a new phone if you want that.
ISP's: Security is a bad idea, we don't want it because then we cannot spy on you, so we're not going to update the massive infrastructure we control.
Middleware boxes: Duhhhhhh, grunt, moan... Hey Guize, we finally support Http/1.1!
And this is why Firefox and Google are jamming encDNS over HTTPS.