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    How to Enable DNS over HTTPS in Google Chrome Browser

    How to Enable DNS over HTTPS in Google Chrome Browser

    Most of the internet has already moved to the HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) to secure the communication when using the websites, the Domain Name System (DNS) queries to resolve domain names to IP addresses are still being transmitted in (General)plain text.

    Even so, the website is now adopting a new protocol known as DNS over HTTPS (DoH), which is designed to increase privacy & security by encrypting DNS queries using the existing HTTPS protocol to prevent attacks & malicious individuals from snooping.

    Google Chrome on Windows 10, we can now enable the Secure DNS look-ups to feature to encrypt the name resolutions for a more secure browsing experience.

    In this article, you’ll learn the steps to enable DNS over HTTPS in Google Chrome. Use these steps:


    Enable DNS over HTTPS in Google Chrome

    01. Open Chrome.


    02.Click the Customize and Control (three-dotted) button on the top-right corner.


    03. Select the Settings option.


    04. Click on Privacy and security.


    05. Click the Security option.





    06. Turn on the Use secure DNS toggle switch.


    07. Click the drop-down menu & Chooses one of the available providers, 

    (Google Public DNS, Cloudflare, CleanBrowsing, or Quad9).



    Quick tip: If you select the Custom option, you can specify a different provider that’s not available on the list. If you are already using DoH on Windows 10, you can select the Use current service provider option.

    Once you finished the steps, Google Chrome will transmit DNS queries encrypted improving security & privacy while browsing.


    Check DNS over HTTPS configuration with Cloudflare. Use these steps:


    01. Open the Cloudflare DoH test website.


    02. Click the Check My Browser button.


    03. Confirm “DNS over HTTPS” is working correctly.







    After you finished the steps, if you can confirm that the browser is using secure DNS, there’s nothing else you need to do.

    If the result shows that “Encrypted SNI” is not configured, it an expected result because Chrome doesn’t support the feature at this time.

    Configure DNS settings on Windows 10


    If the test shows that the browser still not using secure transport for DNS queries, then you need to specify the DNS server that supports DoH in the Windows 10 networking settings. You will need to perform this task even if you are already using a supported DNS provider within your router.


    How to change the DNS settings on Windows 10, Use these steps:


    01. Open Control Panel.


    02. Click on Network and Internet.


    03. Click on Network and Sharing Center.


    04. Click the Change adapter settings link(On the left pane,).


    05. Right-click the network adapter and select Properties.


    06. Choose the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option.


    07. Click the Properties button.


    08. Under the “Use the following DNS server addresses” section set Preferred DNS server, which in this particular case is your router IP address (for example, 192.168.1.1).


    09. In the Alternative DNS server section, specify the IP address of the server providing DNS resolutions (for example, the one from Cloudflare, 1.1.1.1).


    10. Click the OK button.


    11. Click the Close button.


    Once you complete the steps, the DNS over the HTTPS test one more time, and now, the name resolution should transmit over the network encrypted. although, eventually, these steps will not be necessary as Microsoft has already announced that native support for "DNS over HTTPS" is coming to Windows 10.




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