Your computer needs a DNS service in order to turn domain names like Google.com, which are easy for humans to understand, into IP addresses like 184.108.40.206, which are useful to computers.
Operating a DNS service isn't cheap, as it often means servicing millions of computers per minute, requiring lots of servers, a specific type of computer optimized for talking with other computers over the internet.
If you would rather not have your web browsing activity sent directly to big tech companies, or you are concerned they may share your information with third-parties (or governments, perhaps unwillingly or unknowingly), consider using Valiant DNS.
We don't keep logs, share DNS query information with any third parties (including governments), or use query data for advertising purposes.
Oh, and it's lighting-fast.
Simply run one of the following commands, depending on whether you're using Windows, macOS, iOS, or Android.
On Windows, right-click the Windows start menu icon and click "Command Prompt (Admin)". Then run the Windows command below.
On an Apple macOS computer, open Spotlight and then type "Terminal". Then run the Apple command below.
netsh interface ipv4 set dns name=”Wi-Fi” static 220.127.116.11
networksetup -setdnsservers Wi-Fi 18.104.22.168
On an iOS device like iPhone, open Settings. Tap Wi-Fi. Tap the i icon next to the network you want to change DNS servers for. Tap DNS. Now remove the existing DNS servers and add 22.214.171.124
On an Android device, go to Settings. Click Wi-Fi. Press and hold on the network you are using. Choose Modify network. Scroll down and click on Advanced options. Scroll down and click on DHCP. Click on Static. Scroll down and change the DNS server IP for DNS 1 (the first DNS server in the list) to 126.96.36.199