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DNS over HTTP in windows 10

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The first testable version of DNS over HTTP (DoH) has been made available to the windows insiders recently. This could be good news to the Microsoft Windows 10 users as they had to deal with some inconvenience in the previous updates. If you’re concerned what, DoH, is all about then let you know that this feature will change how your gadget connects to the Internet. This exciting addition to the latest insider build is much related to privacy and security. This isn’t the official release and only testing phase. So, Microsoft advises you to continue only when you’re ready.

DNS over HTTP in windows 10

DNS over HTTP in windows 10

The feature keeps web traffic more private by performing DNS lookups over an encrypted HTTPS connection so they are far less susceptible to interception.

DNS over HTTP in windows 10

A query might arise about how to have the windows, DoH, client about assisting you for a more private Internet experience then this feature, DNS over HTTP, goes this way as explained by Microsoft :

First, make sure your Microsoft account is part of the Windows Insider Program and then follow the instructions, Also verify you’re running Build 19628 or higher. To have DoH activated below mentioned are the steps that Microsoft guides:

  • Opening the Registry Editor
  • Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache\Parameters registry key
  • Create a new DWORD value named “EnableAutoDoh”
  • Set its value to 2

When DNS over HTTP client is active, Windows will start using DoH.

The easiest way to trigger a DNS service restart is by rebooting the computer. But then, to add a DNS server, you can do that by going to the Control Panel and doing as instructed:

DNS over HTTP in windows 10

  • Go to Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center -> Change adapter settings.
  • Right-click on the connection you want to add a DNS server to and select Properties.
  • Select either “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” or “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)” and click Properties.
  • Ensure the “Use the following DNS server addresses” radio button is selected and add the DNS server address into the fields below.

Windows will use DoH if you already have one of these servers configured:

Server Owner Server IP addresses
Cloudflare 1.1.1.1

1.0.0.1

2606:4700:4700::1111

2606:4700:4700::1001

Google 8.8.8.8

8.8.4.4

2001:4860:4860::8888

2001:4860:4860::8844

Quad9 9.9.9.9

149.112.112.112

2620:fe::fe

2620:fe::fe:9

 

Microsoft’s dynamic move for Windows 10 security by adding support for the DNS-over-HTTPS protocol (DoH) in the latest version of the platform delivered to the Windows Insiders at the testing stage, hints that the feature will reach up a lot wider number of audiences. This feature keeps web traffic more private by performing DNS lookup over an encrypted HTTPS connection so they are far less susceptible to interception.

So, did you windows insiders tried out this amazing update of the windows? Don’t forget to leave your review in our comment section.

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