When using Private DNS, the ISP (Internet Service Provider) and the general public will only see that you are visiting a Private DNS website. They cannot tell what websites or services you’re accessing.
Private DNS is a service that allows you to access blocked websites or content, similar to how VPNs work. Private DNS is free to use, and there are many options available, such as:
Open DNS – “Protects your whole home network while keeping access to all the web content you love, like your favorite streaming TV and music services.”
Google Public DNS – “Give you faster browsing on both Google and non-Google websites.”
By protecting your domains with private DNS, you will also receive some other benefits, such as:
- Encryption of your domain name information.
- Protection from malicious online ads and malware that try to change the DNS on your computer or phone.
- The ability to use custom characters in a subdomain (apple. apples) instead of only standard top-level domains (apple.com).
- The ability to use internationalized domain names, which can help do things like setting up email addresses in foreign languages.
With the benefits offered by Private DNS services for your domains, you will be able to easily keep track of all changes across your online presence and stay secure at the same time.
How Does Private DNS Work?
Private DNS works by using your current public Internet connection to transfer information but then takes that transferred data and moves it into a private network. Using the same technology as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), this process ensures that no outside sources can access or alter any of your domain name information except that given permission from you first.
By using private DNS with your domain names, you can protect yourself from outside sources and stay secure on the web at all times.
Private DNS also works to encrypt your information. Some ISPs can collect and sell data about you, including where you go on the web, what websites are visited while connected to that ISP’s network, or other personal details like passwords or credit card numbers entered into sites while browsing. Private DNS services help keep this outside of their networks by encrypting that data.
Security Against Malicious Online Ads
Private DNS security also helps protect against malicious online ads and malware that try to change the DNS on your computer or phone by changing where you are directed when visiting a website.
Help Protect Against Interruption Of Third Parties
Private DNS services help protect by using Private DNS networks instead of shared, public ones that can leave you vulnerable to these threats. Using a personal DNS service keeps the data encrypted and is supposed to go without interruption from malicious third parties.
Help Protect Against International Phishing
Private DNS networks also help protect against international phishing and spoofing attacks by making sure you are directed to the correct website, no matter what country it is in or the language used on that site.
How To Add A Private DNS On Your Phone
- Go into Android settings and choose “Wi-Fi” from the menu on the left side of the screen.
- Choose “more” when you are in the Wi-Fi menu. Tap on “Private DNS” and type in the IP address given by your private DNS provider.
- Check the “Use Private DNS” option and then tap on the name of your current connection to select it if you have multiple options available.
- Choose “Save” when you are finished adding the private DNS connection and make sure it is saved for future use on your phone.
You can now connect to this network as normal, and all web requests will go through the encrypted DNS channels set up by your service provider instead of a public domain name server.
How To Add A Private DNS On Your Computer
- Go to your control panel and choose “Network Connections.” This will bring up a list of all network connections currently being used on your computer.
- Right-click on the connection you are using to connect to the internet, which should be “Local Area Connection” or “Ethernet.”
- Choose “Properties” and then select the TCP/IP Properties tab.
- Click on the “Use Following DNS Server Addresses” radio button and enter your private DNS IP address.
- Click on the “Validate Settings Upon Exit” box to save your changes and finish adding a private DNS connection on your computer.
- Choose “OK” to leave the network properties box and then “Close” in the connection properties menu to save your changes and finish adding a private DNS connection.
Restart your computer, go into the control panel and choose “restart” from the menu to refresh any changes made. Connect to your private DNS network as usual and start browsing the web securely. All data sent from this point forward will be automatically encrypted and decrypted with your service provider.
Public Vs. Private DNS
When using your ISP to connect to the internet, you are automatically connected through their public DNS servers. The information sent and received during this process can be seen by outside sources, including ISPs or third-party agencies like law enforcement.
Public DNS connections do not encrypt any data transferred back and forth from your device on these networks. This leaves you vulnerable to ISP snooping or other third-party monitoring. Public DNS connections also leave you open to malware trying to change how your computer works by changing where it is directed when visiting websites.
Private DNS security offers a much more secure way to connect without paying for other services or relying on your ISP. They provide the same connection speeds as public DNS connections but with added security and privacy features that protect you from outside agencies trying to monitor your data or attack your computer through malware installed by third parties. Private DNS networks encrypt all information being sent back and forth on their private networks.
Using Private DNS for your domain names is crucial to protect yourself from outside sources and stay secure on the web. You can keep all of your data encrypted and isolated without interruption from malicious third parties like ISPs or hackers who try to access it with private DNS.