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DNSCrypt Protocol Alternatives

DNSCrypt Protocol is described as 'DNSCrypt is a protocol that authenticates communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. It prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven't been tampered with' and is an app in the network & admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to DNSCrypt Protocol for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Linux, Mac and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Quad9, which is free. Other great apps like DNSCrypt Protocol are Simple DNSCrypt, OpenDNS, OpenNIC and Google Public DNS.

DNSCrypt Protocol alternatives are mainly DNS Resolvers but may also be VPN Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DNSCrypt Protocol.
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DNSCrypt is a protocol that authenticates communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. It prevents DNS spoofing....

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  1. Quad9 icon

    Quad9

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Quad9 is a free, recursive, anycast DNS platform that provides end users robust security protections, high-performance, and privacy.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedQuad9 is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  2. Simple DNSCrypt icon

    Simple DNSCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Simple DNSCrypt is a simple management tool to configure DNSCrypt Proxy on windows based systems.

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    Main Menu


  3. OpenDNS icon

    OpenDNS

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    OpenDNS is the leading provider of security and infrastructure services that make the Internet safer through integrated Web content filtering, anti-phishing and DNS.

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    About OpenDNS
  4. OpenNIC icon

    OpenNIC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    OpenNIC is a user-owned and controlled alternate network information center/alternative DNS root which lists itself as an alternative to ICANN and its registries.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedOpenNIC is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    OpenNIC Homepage
  5. Google Public DNS icon

    Google Public DNS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider.

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    Google DNS (8.8.8.8) set on Mac OS X


  6. CleanBrowsing icon

    CleanBrowsing

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple TV

    CleanBrowsing is a family and kid-safe way to browse the web without surprises. It Automatically blocks adult content, while still allowing Google, Youtube, Bing and the core of the web to load safely. Easy setup in 5 minutes with nothing to install.

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  7. OpenDNS DNSCrypt Proxy icon

    OpenDNS DNSCrypt Proxy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    dnscrypt-proxy - A tool for securing communications between a client and a DNS resolver

    ⚫︎ PortableOpenDNS DNSCrypt Proxy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  8. Stubby

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Stubby is an application that acts as a local DNS Privacy stub resolver (using DNS-over-TLS). Stubby encrypts DNS queries sent from a client machine (desktop or laptop) to a DNS Privacy resolver increasing end user privacy.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedStubby is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Yandex.DNS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Yandex.DNS is a free, recursive DNS service. Yandex.DNS' servers are located in Russia, CIS countries, and Western Europe. Users' requests are processed by the nearest data center which provides high connection speeds.

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    DNS Redirector

    • Windows

    Runs as a Windows service, supports any TCP/IP device. Display a blocked page as result of any domain name matched in the keywords list. Prevent installation of file sharing/P2P clients, spyware, or other malicious software - a technique referred to as DNS sinkhole or blackhole.

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