Hmm.. Whats the best (Good) DNS for PC/Android? :/

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  1.    21 Apr 2018 #1

    Hmm.. Whats the best (Good) DNS for PC/Android? :/


    Hmm, i've thinking to change my DNS.. but i don't know exactly why people always says to me to change your DNS.. :/ can somebody explain it to me? any help i appreciate

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       21 Apr 2018 #2

    Are you having internet issues?
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  3. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       21 Apr 2018 #3

    • Internet speed depending upon the distance between your place and DNS server, so if you change DNS servers there will be speed improvements.


    • If your Internet Service Provider’s DNS servers are not quite reliable, obviously using an alternate DNS server or best free public DNS servers will improve stability.


    • In case, you are using an old Operating System on your PC with no regular security updates then using a third-party DNS server or safe DNS servers will be a great protection from phishing attacks.


    • A last but most important thing, you will be able to get rid of geography-based content restrictions and web censorship. For the example: you can easily watch YouTube videos not available in your country.
    Some also block malware/phishing and some provide family filtering, blocking adult webpages.

    Plus, if you will use an encrypted DNS, like Simple DNSCrypt , your ISP will not be able to track, what webpages you are visiting, just domains, so he will have hard time selling it, like US ISP can do now.

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  4.    21 Apr 2018 #4

    kingtez1984 said: View Post
    Are you having internet issues?
    Nope, but want something different from DNS.. i just wanted to know why so many people recommends always any other DNS than the DNS delivered by your ISP xD
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  5.    21 Apr 2018 #5

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Some also block malware/phishing and some provide family filtering, blocking adult webpages.

    Plus, if you will use an encrypted DNS, like Simple DNSCrypt , your ISP will not be able to track, what webpages you are visiting, just domains, so he will have hard time selling it, like US ISP can do now.

    Free and Public DNS Server List (Valid April 2018)
    Hmm, should i change my DNS, orn't.. can DNS's track your traffic or other stuff orn't? :/
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  6.    21 Apr 2018 #6

    Hmm Quad9 seems nice.. What DNS are you using @TairikuOkami
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       21 Apr 2018 #7

    Ph0werd said: View Post
    Hmm Quad9 seems nice.. What DNS are you using @TairikuOkami
    I use, whatever my ISP gives me to my router and my computers use the router as DNS and also 8.8.8.8 (Google) or 1.1.1.1 (Cloudflare) just in case.

    DNS is only used to match a domain name (google.com, Microsoft.com) with an IP-address so that, for instance your browser can request the web page to be sent to you.

    Normally there is no reason to go and change any of that. But if you have trouble visiting some web pages, then it might be a good idea to see if another DNS can find what you are looking for. You can have multiple DNS-servers configured.
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       21 Apr 2018 #8

    If the only reason you want to try a new DNS server is because other people use them I wouldn't bother changing.

    As explained above by Slicendice, the only time you need to is if you struggle to get on certain pages.

    Ive always found Google DNS to be all good tho. But unless you are having a specific issue, I wouldnt change anything pal :)
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       21 Apr 2018 #9

    Ph0werd said: View Post
    can DNS's track your traffic or other stuff orn't? :/
    Sure they can, but they are under more scrutiny than some local ISP, especially worldwide DNS services, so they usually follow their privacy policies more thoroughly.

    Ph0werd said: View Post
    What DNS are you using @TairikuOkami
    I am using OpenDNS Family via dnscrypt on my browser and UltraDNS Threat on my computer.

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       21 Apr 2018 #10

    There is a Privacy / Security advantage from using the New 1.1.1.1 DNS service from Cloudflare, it is known that a lot , if not all, ISP's record all requests to their DNS servers from customers and can sell this information to sales lists for targeted advertising. As for google I would be shocked if they did not do the same Cloudflare state that they do not do this and also clear all records after a short time

    You can check here ... 1.1.1.1 — the Internet’s Fastest, Privacy-First DNS Resolver and make up your own mind

    I use the Cloudflare DNS, and have found an improvement in internet latency, and page loading
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