The easiest and fastest way to evade censorship is replacing your DNS server settings on your favourite devices. A simple change will unblock websites blocked by your Internet Service Provider.


Changing your DNS
Difficulty:

Follow these steps to configure Windows to use DNS servers

Windows

macOS

Linux

Smartphones

Home Routers

Change your DNS settings on your router to evade censorship on all devices connecting to your wifi. This will unblock websites on laptops and smartphones running any operating system.


Alternative DNS Providers

OpenDNS

A Cisco company that provides free service to the public. The service features a basic phishing protection, blocking malicious and deceptive websites.

Controversially, OpenDNS operates in a five eyes country and may retain DNS query logs and share them when presented with a warrant. Inspect OpenDNS' Privacy Policy for more information.

DNS Servers: 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220

Comodo Secure DNS

Comodo Secure DNS is similar to OpenDNS in a sense that it provides basic phishing protection, blocking malicious and deceptive websites.

Comodo Secure DNS also operates in a five eyes country and may retain DNS query logs and share query logs when presented with a warrant. Review Comodo's Privacy Policy for more information.

DNS Servers: 8.26.56.26, 8.20.247.20

Google DNS

Free service that is provided by the Internet giant. Every DNS response is validated with DNSSEC to prevent DNS poisoning attacks.

The company operates in a five eyes country and may retain DNS query logs and share query logs when presented with a warrant. Assess their Privacy Policy for more information.

DNS Servers: 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4, 2001:4860:4860::8888, 2001:4860:4860::8844

OpenNIC

A collection of DNS servers operated by volunteers. Every operator must adhere to the Privacy Policy. Some OpenNIC servers do not retain any logs at all.

DNS Servers: closest servers, all servers


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