DNS resolvers (also called Domain Name resolvers) are the servers on the Internet that converts domain names into IP addresses.
Here’s a list of the best publicly available fast and secure DNS resolvers service provider for free of cost.
Google Public DNS
Google Public DNS is a Domain Name System (DNS) service offered to Internet users worldwide by Google. It functions as a recursive name server. Google Public DNS was announced on 3 December 2009, in an effort described as “making the web faster and more secure”.
As of 2018, it is the largest public DNS service in the world, handling over a trillion queries per day.
To set up Google Private DNS on an Android device, follow these steps:
- Open the Settings app on your Android device.
- Select Network & security > Advanced > Private DNS or Network & Internet > Private DNS.
- Select Private DNS provider hostname.
dns.googleas the hostname of the DNS provider or the address for the DNS server you sourced earlier.
- Tap Save.
Cloudflare DNS resolver [aka 220.127.116.11]
18.104.22.168 is a free Domain Name System (DNS) service. The public DNS service and servers are maintained and owned by Cloudflare in partnership with APNIC. The service functions as a recursive name server providing domain name resolution for any host on the Internet. The service was announced on April 1, 2018, and is claimed by Cloudflare to be “the Internet’s fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service”.
According to DNSPerf, 22.214.171.124 is the world’s fastest recursive DNS resolver, beating other popular resolvers such as Google’s Public DNS resolver.
Enable Private DNS with 126.96.36.199 on an Android device:
- Go to Settings > Network & internet.
- Select Advanced > Private DNS.
- Select the Private DNS provider hostname option.
one.one.one.oneand press Save.
188.8.131.52 also offers an optional Family Protection mode for blocking access to websites with adult content as well as enforcing safe search in search engines.
OpenDNS is a company and service that extends the Domain Name System (DNS) by adding features such as phishing protection and optional content filtering in addition to DNS lookup in its DNS servers.
OpenDNS also offers an optional Family Protection mode for blocking access to websites with adult content as well as enforcing safe search in search engines.
AdGuard DNS resolver
AdGuard DNS, a free service from AdGuard that provides an easy way to block ads, online trackers, and analytical systems on a DNS level. The product offers DNSCrypt, DNS over HTTPS, and DNS over TLS variants for encrypting all DNS requests and avoiding interception and/or alteration through DNS spoofing or other methods.
AdGuard DNS also offers an optional Family Protection mode for blocking access to websites with adult content as well as enforcing safe search in search engines.
Additional DNS resolvers
Further several public DNS resolvers are as listed below: