DNS-over-HTTPS is a relatively new web protocol that was created about two years ago. It works in the same way as the original protocol DNS. That is, his main purpose is to get one domain name, which types a user into one browser and send a query to a DNS server to find out the numeric IP address of the Web server hosting this website.
The difference between the original DNS and DNS-over-HTTPS is that the first one protocol makes the request with plain text, the second as encrypted HTTPS. With DoH it is not possible for a third party to see these requests so that it can understand what the user is looking for. Mozilla Firefox already supported DoH a few years ago and it's easy to activate.
Turning on DNS-over-HTTPS on Google is not as easy. Of course, it works fine on Chrome, but there is no specific user interface for activating or configuring it. You can now enable DoH protocol support in Google Chrome. It can be a complicated process, but the following steps will be extremely helpful.
You first need to use one to enable DoH in Google Chrome command-line argument, that is, a set of additional instructions.
- Find the Chrome shortcut. This can be on your taskbar, desktop, start menu or somewhere else on your file system.
- Right-click the shortcut and select "Properties" or "Properties".
- In the Target field, add the following text at the end of the shortcut path and click Save.
–Enable-features = “dns-over-https
In essence, this text will make Chrome use it CloudFlare DoH server, but users can choose whichever server they want from the list.
- Restart if Chrome is already running, otherwise just log on to Chrome.
- To check if DoH support works in Chrome, go to https: // 184.108.40.206 / help.
Next to "Using DNS over HTTPS (DoH)", it should say "Yes".