Congrats! if you are using Google’s DNS Servers and reading my articles! Well, they may provide you with better service but don’t forget its Google, everything is logged.
DNS Services like Google DNS and Quad9 also have fancy ip address but that is of no matter if you are looking for your privacy.
Choosing a good DNS Service is must for everything because going for wrong ones may also lock you out, if your ISP provided DNS blocks any websites you can check for it by visiting the IP Address of website.
Over here in India there is nothing called as privacy every other day I used to see a popup from my ISP which was an Government Body. It was really shocking for me, after looking out for a better DNS Service I shortened this list to 2 Services which are best in terms of your Privacy.
Edit: Added 2 more services to this list, recommended by a reader.
If your ISP also logs data or blocks websites or even modify your requests then you should pick an alternative here.
All of the servers are volunteer provided and it completely runs on donations. You also get access to new Top Level Domains which can only be accessed using their Service and they are also available for free registration. You can look at the list of servers here or else go to their homepage to find server closest to you which is sorted based on uptime. Their general uptime is about 95% which is good, you must not experience any sort of delay or slow connection.
Your data is not logged nor modified, however some servers logs anonymous data for some time to improve their service. You can find all those information in their servers page. If you experience downtime then consider changing your servers and choose the best one.
I personally use this just because OpenNIC Server’s didn’t provide quality service at my place. DNS Watch provides a better and faster service for me. So far I’ve not noticed any sort of lag or slow connection. They have DNSSEC enabled which means that it will ensure that there is no DNS Spoofing.
The links also in their blog seems to be outdated, I don’t know if it is maintained actively or not.
Edit: I just did a background check of the man behind this project and it seems that this is legit. You can yourself do the research and go for the best.
Please refrain from using DNSCrypt until further notice (DNSCrypt v2 in development, no official website yet).
This is another popular service, also mentioned in PrivacyTools.io page. This runs on a protocol that validates the authenticity of the page you’re visiting using signatures to verify that their is no tampering with data. In simple words, no DNS Spoofing! There is a list of open resolvers that anyone can use, you’ll find a list of those. You can go with the nearest one or as you wish.
That’s all but relying on these services also won’t protect you from your ISP. It’s better to choose a better ISP, however changing your DNS is a good move. Still all of your requests are been answered by your ISP and they get the lists of site you visit, to enhance your security further go for a VPN Service instead.
If you have a better alternative then do share below and wish you a Happy New Year!