This is a quick guide to adding another layer of security for your online activities. For those who don’t know what DNS-over-HTTPS does, it simply prevents ISP’s from seeing what DNS requests are running over your network. This prevents ISPs from knowing which websites a user visits.
If your privacy is that important to you, here’s how you can enable it in any of the popular browsers around.
How to enable DNS-over-HTTPS
Note that this new protocol is still not widely accepted, especially by ISPs. Yet still, a couple of browsers are already experimenting with it.
To switch on DoH, you must have any of the browsers below. All you need to do is to type the experimental flag addresses into your address bar and hit enter.
- Opera– opera://flags/opera-doh
- Brave– brave://flags/#dns-over-https
- Vivaldi– vivaldi://flags/#dns-over-https
- Google Chrome– chrome://flags/#dns-over-https
- Edge (Chromium version)– edge://flags/#dns-over-https
- Mozilla Firefox– For this browser you can find “Enable DNS over HTTPS” in the browser settings.
Aside from concealing DNS requests from ISPs, DoH has other benefits. Google says the protocol will help users avoid spoofing attacks, Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks, and others.