Use secured DNS Resolvers while browsing

Friday, March 10th, 2023

DNS (Domain Name System) is the system that translates domain names into IP addresses, allowing computers to connect to websites and other online resources. By default, your computer or mobile device will use your ISP’s (Internet Service Provider’s) DNS resolver. However, using a secured DNS resolver can provide many benefits, including increased privacy, better performance, and protection against malicious websites.

Choose a secured DNS resolver

There are many secured DNS resolvers available, but some of the most popular ones are Quad9,, and ControlD.

Quad9 is a non-profit DNS resolver that focuses on security and privacy. It blocks access to known malicious websites and uses encrypted connections to protect your data. is a company that offers a range of internet security and performance services. Its DNS resolver is known for its speed and security, and it also blocks access to malicious websites.

ControlD is a new DNS resolver that uses advanced technologies like DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and DNS over TLS (DoT) to provide secure and private connections.

Once you’ve chosen a secured DNS resolver, it’s time to make the switch. Here’s how to do it on a Windows computer:

For Windows:

  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Click on “Network and Internet”
  3. Click on “Network and Sharing Center”
  4. Click on “Change adapter settings”
  5. Right-click on your network connection and select “Properties”
  6. Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click “Properties”
  7. Select “Use the following DNS server addresses”
  8. Enter the IP addresses for Quad9: and/or
  9. Click “OK” to save your changes.


For Mac:

  1. Open the System Preferences app
  2. Click on the “Network” icon
  3. Select your network connection
  4. Click the “Advanced” button
  5. Click the “DNS” tab
  6. Add the IP addresses for Quad9: and/or
  7. Click “OK” to save your changes.

Before changing to a secured DNS resolver like Quad9,, and ControlD it’s important to read their privacy policies. These policies outline what data the resolver collects, how it’s used, and who it’s shared with. It’s important to choose the resolver that aligns with your privacy preferences.

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