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Open Source OpenDNS Alternatives

The best open source alternative to OpenDNS is Blokada. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to OpenDNS and 11 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to OpenDNS are NextDNS, Duck DNS, OpenNIC and DNSCrypt Protocol.

OpenDNS alternatives are mainly DNS Resolvers but may also be Ad Blockers or Dynamic DNS Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenDNS.
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  1. Blokada icon

    Blokada

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
    78 alternatives to Blokada 

    Blokada is the popular ad blocker and privacy app for Android and iOS. It's being supported and actively developed by the amazing open source community.

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    1.  LightweightBlokada consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  2. NextDNS icon

    NextDNS

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    • UC Browser
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    • Online
    • BSD
    • OpenWrt
    • DD-WRT
    • Ubiquiti UniFi
    • pfSense
    • Alpine Linux
    123 alternatives to NextDNS 

    NextDNS protects you from all kinds of security threats, blocks ads and trackers on websites and in apps and provides a safe and supervised Internet for kids — on all devices and on all networks.

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    1.  No LogsNextDNS doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    2.  Privacy focusedNextDNS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Block TrackersNextDNS has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
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  3. Duck DNS icon

    Duck DNS

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    26 alternatives to Duck DNS 

    Free dynamic DNS hosted on Amazon VPC.

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    OpenNIC

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    38 alternatives to OpenNIC 

    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.
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    DNSCrypt Protocol

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Docker
    24 alternatives to DNSCrypt Protocol 

    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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    nsupdate.info

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    19 alternatives to nsupdate.info 

    nsupdate.info is a dynamic dns service.

    You usually need it so your router (or other dyndns2-compatible client) can update a hostname, so you don't need to know or find out your current IP address.

    nsupdate.info is simple, usable, free, friendly, secure and respects your pr.

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  7. Stubby

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    40 alternatives to Stubby 

    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.

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    1.  Privacy focusedStubby is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    AhaDNS

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    25 alternatives to AhaDNS 

    A zero logging DNS with support for DNS-over-HTTPS & DNS-over-TLS.

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    Firefox Private Network

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox
    51 alternatives to Firefox Private Network 

    Firefox Private Network is a secure proxy service for the Mozilla Firefox web browser. It is operated by Mozilla and powered by Cloudflare.

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    1.  Anonymous ProxyFirefox Private Network protects your personal information by hiding your device identifying information.
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      FreeDNS::42

      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      13 alternatives to FreeDNS::42 

      Free DNS service for the self-reliant people who want to experiment on their own, or keep all their zones in a single place.

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