Microsoft’s new Chromium based Edge web browser seems to be adding new features left and right. As such it has been quickly becoming a popular browser with the Windows 10 users. In the latest version of the Edge browser, Microsoft has added the secure DNS over HTTPS (DoH) feature too. Earlier only Firefox had this feature built inside it. Now with Edge browser also having this feature, Firefox is going to face a direct competition.
Secure DNS over HTTPS (DoH) bypasses the usual DNS server assigned by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or as it is configured in your Windows system settings. When you are using DoH, your ISP cannot log the domain names that you are trying to resolve through a DNS server. In the new Edge browser, you can quickly enable and configure secure DoH. Here is how:
- Launch Edge browser, click on the menu icon (three dots) and select Settings from the menu. Alternatively, you can enter edge://settings/ in the address bar of the Edge browser.
- From the side bar on the left side, select Privacy, search and services.
- On the right side, enable Use secure DNS to specify how to lookup the network address for websites.
- Select Choose a service provider and then pick one the Secure DNS providers from the list. There are four available DNS providers – Google DNS, CleanBrowsing, Cloudflare, and Quad9. You can also type in a DNS provider that supports secure DNS over HTTPS (DoH).
- You can close Edge browser and restart it. Now Edge browser will be using Secure DNS to translate the domain names into their IP network addresses.
Apart from the secure DNS over HTTPS providers available in the Microsoft Edge browser, you can also use OpenDNS DoH provider using the address doh.opendns.com and OpenDNS family filter DoH provider through the address doh.familyshield.opendns.com.