However, the web is now adopting a new protocol known as DNS over HTTPS (DoH), which is designed to increase privacy and security by encrypting DNS queries using the existing HTTPS protocol to prevent attacks and malicious individuals from snooping. If you use Google Chrome on Windows 10, you can now enable the Secure DNS lookups feature to encrypt your name resolutions for a more secure browsing experience. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable DNS over HTTPS in Google Chrome.

Enable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in Chrome Check DNS over HTTPS configuration with Cloudflare Configure DNS settings on Windows 10

Enable DNS over HTTPS (DoH) in Chrome

To enable DNS over HTTPS on the latest version of Google Chrome, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, Google Chrome will transmit DNS queries encrypted improving security and privacy while browsing. Chrome privacy and security settings

Check DNS over HTTPS configuration with Cloudflare

To confirm the DoH feature is working with the Cloudflare test, use these steps: After you complete the steps, if you can confirm that the browser is using secure DNS, there’s nothing else you need to do. Cloudflare DNS over HTTPS test DoH browser test result If the result shows that “Encrypted SNI” is not configure, it an expected result because Chrome doesn’t support the feature at this time.

Configure DNS settings on Windows 10

If the test shows that the browser still not using secure transport for your DNS queries, then you need to specify the DNS server that supports DoH in the Windows 10 networking settings. You’ll need to perform this task even if you’re already using a supported DNS provider within your router. To change the DNS settings on Windows 10, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, the DNS over HTTPS test one more time, and now, the name resolution should transmit over the network encrypted. However, eventually, these steps won’t be necessary as Microsoft has already announced that native support for DNS over HTTPS is coming to Windows 10. Control Panel’s Network and Sharing Center Control Panel’s network adapter properties Change DNS settings on Windows 10 Although we’re using the Cloudflare DNS settings, you can use other public DNS providers that also support DNS over HTTPS, such as Google, OpenDNS, Cleanbrowsing, DNS.SB, and Quad9. If you’re using the Chromium version of Microsoft, you can enable DoH using these instructions, and if you’re using Mozilla Firefox, you can use these steps. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.