What is a Smart DNS Proxy?
Hide My IP's DNS Proxy solution works similar to other types of proxy methods, allowing you to hide your IP address. A major advantage of a DNS Proxy is typically no extra software is needed, such as a VPN client or other applications to configure proxy settings on your Internet device.
Why use a DNS Proxy?
In addition to not needing special software, another advantage of using DNS Proxies is they will prevent DNS IP leaks. With many VPN solutions, your real IP address could be exposed if the VPN connection becomes disconnected or has temporary connection issues. Even while connected to a VPN, your real IP address can easily be exposed via DNS Leaks using common browser or software tricks.
Nearly Universal Compatibility
While PCs, Macs, Linux, and mobile devices have the ability to run VPN and proxy software, other devices such as game consoles and routers may not have the ability or easily allow to you to setup common proxy solutions. Using DNS proxy is the easiest way to proxy any device, as there are no extra settings that could cause issues such as protocols, port numbers or authentication.
Secure Traffic With Encrypted DNS
All of our DNS Proxy locations support encryption. If you choose to encrypt all your Internet traffic with your Hide My IP DNS Proxy, you will need the DNSCrypt client, which is free.
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DNS Proxy Instructions For Your Operating System
dnscrypt-proxy --local-address=127.0.0.1:53 --resolver-address=(none):5353 --provider-name=2.dnscrypt.hide-my-ip.com --provider-key=F287:643C:1FD6:8311:35A8:E82C:16BE:66B3:6218:6C7C:0621:60EF:45F0:44FD:AFEA:C463