DNS Resolvers

A DNS resolver, such as the ones listed below, help prevent such things as DNS hijacking, or can be used to block malicious sites, block ads, and trackers. These resolvers don’t make you anonymous or hide your traffic from your ISP but they do still help keep you safer online.

iOS 14+ users who do not wish to install a 3rd party app can use the built in DNS feature and find profiles from your favorite providers at Encrypted DNS Party.

Use: Instead of the DNS provided by your ISP, Google DNS.

DNS Resolvers

Name Servers US Based? Logs? Filtering
AdGuard DNS Anycast No No Ads, trackers, malicious domains
OpenNIC Anycast Yes User choice User choice
BlahDNS Switzerland
Singapore
Finland
Japan
Germany
No No Ads, trackers, malicious domains
Quad9 Anycast No Some User choice
NextDNS Anycast Yes User choice User choice
Cloudflare Anycast Yes Some User choice

DNS Clients

dnscrypt-proxy  

Free

A flexible DNS proxy, with support for modern encrypted DNS protocols such as DNSCrypt v2, DNS-over-HTTPS and Anonymized DNSCrypt.

 

DNSecure  

Free

DNSecure is a configuration tool of encrypted DNS for macOS. An encrypted DNS service you configure will be used system-wide. Supported protocols are DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS. DNSecure requires iOS 14+, iPadOS 14+, or macOS 11+.