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Three DNS Providers That Don’t Censor Or Log Your Queries

by Grey One •

A DNS (domain name service) translates a human-friendly internet address such as “yahoo.com” into an IP address, such as “98.139.183.24”.

However, many ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and public DNS providers log your DNS queries and censor websites via DNS.

Here’s a list of DNS providers that do not censor or log your DNS queries:

  • FreeDNS — open, free and public DNS — “37.235.1.174” and “37.235.1.177”
  • DNS.Watch — free, no logging, DNSSEC enabled – “84.200.69.80” and “84.200.70.40” also “2001:1608:10:25::1c04:b12f” and “2001:1608:10:25::9249:d69b”
  • Censurfridns.DK — two Danish uncensored DNS servers – “91.239.100.100” and “89.233.43.71” also “2001:67c:28a4::” and “2002:d596:2a92:1:71:53::”

Here’s how to change your DNS:

Linux

Linux users will need to click on their network applet, choose Edit Connections, click on “Edit” for your network device, and under the “IPv4 Settings” tab, choose the “Automatic (DHCP) addresses only” profile, and then add the DNS servers into the DNS servers textbox, with each server address separated by a comma.

Windows

Windows users will need to go into their network device’s properties, then go into the IPv4 properties, and then change the DNS servers in the bottom section of the window.

Mac

Mac OS X users will need to go into their System Preferences, click on “Network“, choose their network device, click on “Advanced”, and then enter DNS servers after clicking on the DNS tab.

More Info

You can also visit this page for more detailed instructions on how to change your DNS.

When using a VPN, make sure you perform a DNS leak test to make sure that you are not revealing your ISP name servers (your ISP is the company giving you access to the internet).

Comments 8

  1. there is no guarantee the dns providers do what they say. like they can say no logging and can secretly log if you cannot verify what they claim there is nothing but you are blindly trusting them. Atleast dont get a false sense of security

  2. Hey Tom

    PRIVACY

    What is your policy on logging?
    Alternate DNS’s DNS service collects non-personally-identifying information such as the date and time of each DNS request and the domain name requested.
    Alternate DNS also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of website visitors and IP addresses from which DNS requests are made. For its DNS services, Alternate DNS is storing IP addresses temporarily to monitor and improve our quality of service.
    In addition, we may combine non-personally-identifiable information with personally-identifiable information in a manner that enables us to attribute website and DNS service usage to an individual customer’s computer or network.
    Other than to its employees, Alternate DNS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law or court order.
    We do not share or sell any query data to 3rd parties.

  3. Support the DNSCrypt protocol for more secure and private DNS lookups. Then use dnscrypt.eu as the DNS resolver.

    1. Is not “actively blocks ads at the dns level” an example of censoring, by definition? Maybe a good service, if you want it, but still means I cannot trust the resolving of my query to be accurate. Maybe I want to see the ads, or let the ads trigger some other system.

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