DNS over HTTPS is a networking protocol designed to encrypt Domain Name System (DNS) queries using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) protocol. The main purpose of DoH is to protect these queries to increase user privacy and security by stopping malicious individuals from viewing and manipulating DNS traffic originating from your computer to prevent things like man-in-the-middle attacks. Web browsers like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox already support this additional layer of security, but now, Windows 11 now supports DoH natively, and you can configure it in the Settings app. This guide will teach you the steps to enable DNS over HTTPS on Windows 11 to make your online experience a little more private.

Enable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) on Windows 11

To configure DNS over HTTPS (DoH) on Windows 11, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, Windows 11 will encrypt DNS traffic over the HTTPS protocol.

Cloudflare:  Google:  Quad9:

Off: Transmits all DNS traffic without encryption. On (automatic template): Sends all DNS traffic with encryption (recommended). On (manual template): Allows you to specify a specific template. Only required if the DNS service doesn’t work automatically or has a template that works as expected.

Cloudflare: 2606:4700:4700::1111 2606:4700:4700::1001 Google: 2001:4860:4860::8888 2001:4860:4860::8844 Quad9: 2620:fe::fe 2620:fe::fe:9

Confirm DNS over HTTPS is working

To check if DoH is working on Windows 11, use these steps: After you complete the steps, you will know whether the DNS over HTTPS has been configured correctly on Windows 11.

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