How to enable DNS-over-HTTPS in Windows 10? here are its advantages

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Here is how you can enable DNS-over-HTTPS in Windows 10? and what are the advantages of opting DNS-over-HTTPS

DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is a protocol for performing remote Domain Name System (DNS) resolution via the HTTPS protocol. A goal of the method is to increase user privacy and security by preventing eavesdropping and manipulation of DNS data by man-in-the-middle attacks by using the HTTPS protocol to encrypt the data between the DoH client and the DoH-based DNS resolver.

In addition to improving security, another goal of DNS over HTTPS is to improve performance: testing of ISP DNS resolvers has shown that many often have slow response times, a problem that is exacerbated by the need to potentially have to resolve many hostnames when loading a single web page.

DoH is a proposed standard, published as RFC 8484 (October 2018) by the IETF. It uses HTTP/2 and HTTPS, and supports the wire format DNS response data, as returned in existing UDP responses, in an HTTPS payload with the MIME type application/DNS-message. If HTTP/2 is used, the server may also use the HTTP/2 server push to send values that it anticipates the client may find useful in advance.

So if you’re running out of your mobile data and get connected to a public WiFi, you can use DoH to prevent other users on the same network from seeing which websites you visit. In addition, this could also prevent potential spoofing or phishing attacks.

How to enable DNS-over-HTTPS in Windows 10?

It is worth knowing that the DNS-over-HTTPS feature is available on Windows 10 Insider Build 19628 or higher. To enable DoH in Windows 10 preview builds follow the steps listed below:

  1. For Ethernet (wired) connections, open Settings > Network & Internet > Status.
  2. Click Properties and Select Edit IP assignment or Edit DNS server assignment.
  3. On Wi-Fi (wireless) connections, open the network page
  4. Click the adapter’s properties link, and then select Edit IP assignment or Edit DNS server assignment.
  5. Now choose one of the following DNS servers:
    1. Cloudflare:
      1. “1.1.1.1” or 1.0.0.1 or 2606:4700:4700::1111 or 2606:4700:4700::1001
    2. Google:
      1. “8.8.8.8” or 8.8.4.4 or 2001:4860:4860::8888 or 2001:4860:4860::8844

This is how you can use the DNS-over-HTTPS feature on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by following us on Google News.

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