Free OpenDNS Alternatives

    The best free alternative to OpenDNS is 1.1.1.1. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to OpenDNS and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to OpenDNS are NextDNS (Freemium), OpenNIC (Free, Open Source), DNSCrypt Protocol (Free, Open Source) and Quad9 (Free).

    This page was last updated May 20, 2021

    1. 1.1.1.1 from CloudFlare is the fast and private way to browse the Internet. It is a public DNS resolver, but unlike most DNS resolvers, 1.1.1.1 is not selling user data to advertisers. The implementation of 1.1.1.1 makes it the fastest resolver out there.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • iPad
      • UC Browser
      • Vivaldi Browser
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      • Yandex.Browser
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Opera
      • Firefox
      Block ads, trackers and malicious websites on all your devices. Get in-depth analytics about your Internet traffic. Protect your privacy and bypass censorship. Shield your kids from adult content.
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    2. 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.
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      Most users think OpenNIC is a great alternative to OpenDNS.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Docker
      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.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Quad9 is a free, recursive, anycast DNS platform that provides end users robust security protections, high-performance, and privacy.
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    3. 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.
      Google Public DNS vs OpenDNS opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Google Public DNS is still a legitimate alternative to OpenDNS, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Google DNS does not provide filtering.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Google Chrome
      • AdGuard
      • Firefox
      Public anycast no-log DNS resolver that supports plaintext DNS, DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS.
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    4. Comodo Secure DNS is a domain name resolution service that resolves your DNS requests through Comodo worldwide network of redundant DNS servers.
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      Comodo Secure DNS vs OpenDNS opinions
      Most users think Comodo Secure DNS is a great alternative to OpenDNS.
      OpenDNS has settings for filtering out undesirable website. Comodo only helps filter threats or compromised websites but not other undesirable websites.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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    5. 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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      Some users think Yandex.DNS is a great alternative to OpenDNS, some don't.
    6. NxFilter is a freeware web filtering software controlling user activity on Internet. You can monitor Internet usage in your network and block user request for websites with NxFilter.
      NxFilter vs OpenDNS opinions
      Most users think NxFilter is a great alternative to OpenDNS.
      ChrisWayg NXFilter is an application which needs to be installed, whereas OpenDNS is a service which is activated by choosing them as DNS provider.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      jasonhack77 It's free and does AD integration.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      this is a program that runs on your system not a DNS filter
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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