A List Of Private DNS Providers That Don’t Log

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

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

Here’s how to change your DNS:


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 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 OS X users must 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 changing 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).

23 thoughts on “A List Of Private DNS Providers That Don’t Log”

  1. I can’t find anything promising from above.
    Gotta be some source with good record and sufficient detail written on web so I can trust?

  2. Greetings,

    I use Unblock-Us DNS it’s a paid subscription and have been around for sometime and are very reliable and trustworthy and support is good i’ve been with them for years and it’s great

  3. I would like to ask

    1) do you trust the FreeDNS which is Operated by Virtexxa Cloud Services SRL in Romania as this country has strong ties to US governement agencies

    2) Why on this web page are 43 third party cookies and trackers?

    1. 1. I haven’t researched FreeDNS.
      2. I only use Clicky to track web page views –not sure where you get 43 tracks.

  4. Basically useless. Your ISP still has the IP address, and their own name server to resolve and log everywhere you go. This is completely useless unless your ISP’s name server, or your current name server is censoring websites. Even then, you can find their IP address and go there directly.

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  7. UncensoredDNS.org – No Log, No Censor, AnyCast
    Do the UncensoredDNS DNS servers log any personal information?
    Absolutely nothing is being logged, neither about the users nor the usage of this service. I do keep graphs of the total number of queries, but no personally identifiable information is saved. The data that is saved will never be sold or used for anything except capacity planning of the service.


    Anycast from multiple locations.


    This node is hosted at AS9167 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  8. 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

    1. Entirely true. I can’t depend on any company or NGO that does not have regular, thorough, external audits that produce a report with high confidence for the public on any aspect of their respecting user privacy. Without verification, you can only hope (perhaps deludedly) that any NGO or company is doing what it says it does.

      And I don’t see many companies or NGOs welcoming in auditors nor paying for them (especially for free services).

      And for the most part, you may have no recourse if your privacy is violated by a provider (even one you have paid for a service – ToS are written to weasel around any data collection/usage).

  9. Hey Tom


    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.

    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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