DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) allows DNS analysis to be performed over the HTTPS protocol.
ISPs tend to block your connection to websites by monitoring DNS traffic. With DoH (DNS-over-HTTPS), you will be able to improve your connection security and increase your network privacy.
How to enable DoH support in Windows 10
DoH support is included in the preview versions of Windows 10, but the feature is not enabled by default. If you want to use DoH when performing "DNS queries" in your applications or browsers, you can enable it manually from Settings or by modifying the Windows registry.
First of all, make sure you are on the Windows Insider program Dev Channel and you are done upgrade in Build 19628 or later.
To enable DoH on Windows 10, follow these steps:
- On Ethernet connections (wired), open Settings> Network & Internet> Status.
- Click Properties and choose Edit IP or Edit DNS.
- For Wi-Fi (wireless) connections, open the network page and click the adapter properties link, then select Edit IP or Edit DNS.
"Once encryption is enabled, you can confirm that it works by looking at the DNS servers applied to properties network and view them as '(Encrypted)' servers, "Microsoft said in a blog post earlier this year.
List of DoH DNS servers you can use in Windows 10:
This feature is expected to be released later this year or next year.
DoH enabled in Google Chrome
To enable DoH in Google Chrome, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings.
- Open the Privacy and security section.
- Look for the Use Secure DNS setting.
- Turn it on and use your current service provider or alternative DNS providers, such as Cloudflare and Google.
- Type chrome: // flags / # dns-over-https “in the Chrome address bar.
- Click on the "Default" drop-down menu.
- Select "Enabled".
- Restart Chrome.
DoH enabled on Microsoft Edge
After Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge also gets support for DoH.
- Open the Edge settings.
- Go to the "Privacy, search, and services" tab.
- In the "Security" section, locate the "Use secure DNS to specify how to lookup the network address for websites" option.
- Turn it on and use your current service provider or alternative DNS providers, such as CloudFlare and Google.
Enable DoH in Firefox
To enable DoH in Firefox, follow these steps:
- Open Firefox settings.
- Look for "DoH" in Settings and select change settings network.
- In the "Connection Settings" window, enable DNS over HTTP and select the DNS provider.