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# List of Public DNS Servers
 
This is a list of publicly available DNS servers suitable for use with IPFire. They are operated by many different organisations in many different countries. [Please consider carefully](https://blog.ipfire.org/post/what-you-can-do-with-the-new-dns-features-in-ipfire) which ones you would like to use.
During the process of dial-in, your ISP usually passes two to four DNS servers to the router or modem
for looking up IP addresses. They will be used if you have not set some other DNS servers.
 
However, it might be possible that these DNS servers are censored, compromised or don't provide DNSSEC validation which makes DNS replies more secure. In case you don't trust your ISPs DNS servers, feel free to use alternate DNS server from the list below.
 
| Operator | Location | Address(es) | DNS over TLS |
| --- |:---:| --- | --- |
| **[Alternate DNS](https://alternate-dns.com/setup.html)** | US | 198.101.242.72 ||
|| US | 23.253.163.53 ||
| **[AS250 / Chaos Computer Club (CCC)](https://www.ccc.de/en/censorship/dns-howto)** | DE | 194.150.168.168 ||
| **[censurfridns.dk](http://censurfridns.dk/)** | DK | 89.233.43.71 | yes |
||| 2001:67c:28a4:: | yes |
|| Anycast | 91.239.100.100 ||
||| 2002:d596:2a92:1:71:53:: ||
| **[Cleanbrowsing](https://cleanbrowsing.org/guides/dnsovertls)** | Anycast | 185.228.168.9 | yes |
||| 2a0d:2a00:1::2 | yes |
||| 185.228.169.9 | yes |
||| 2a0d:2a00:2::2 | yes |
| **[Cloudflare](https://1.1.1.1/)** | Anycast | 1.1.1.1 | yes |
||| 2606:4700:4700::1111 | yes |
|| Anycast | 1.0.0.1 | yes |
||| 2606:4700:4700::1001 | yes |
| **[CyberGhost](https://support.cyberghostvpn.com/hc/en-us/articles/214480265-CyberGhost-name-server-addresses-DNS-)** | US | 38.132.106.139 ||
|| UK | 194.187.251.67 ||
| **[Digitalcourage](https://digitalcourage.de/support/zensurfreier-dns-server)** | DE | 46.182.19.48 | yes |
| **[DNSlytics #1](https://dnslytics.com/ip/216.146.35.35)** | US |216.146.35.35 ||
| **[DNSlytics #2](https://dnslytics.com/ip/216.146.35.35)** | US | 216.146.36.36 ||
| **[French Data Network (FDN)](https://www.fdn.fr/actions/dns/)** | FR | 80.67.169.12 ||
||| 2001:910:800::12 ||
|| FR | 80.67.169.40 ||
||| 2001:910:800::40 ||
| **[Freenom World](https://www.freenom.world/en/index.html)** | NL | 80.80.80.80 ||
|| NL | 80.80.81.81 ||
| **[Google Public Free DNS](https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/)** | Anycast | 8.8.8.8 ||
|| Anycast | 8.8.4.4 ||
| **Hurricane Electric** | Anycast | 74.82.42.42 ||
||| 2001:470:20::2 ||
| **[Lightning Wire Labs](https://dns.lightningwirelabs.com/knowledge-base/specs/name-servers)** | DE | 81.3.27.54 | yes |
||| 2001:470:7655::54 | yes |
| **[Neustar DNS Advantage](https://www.neustar.biz/security/dns-services/recursive-dns)** | US | 156.154.70.1 ||
|| US | 156.154.71.1 ||
| **[New Nations](http://www.new-nations.net/en/join/showpage/id/16)** | DE | 5.45.96.220 ||
|| DE | 185.82.22.133 ||
| **[puntCAT](http://servidordenoms.cat/vull-aquest-dns/configuracio-a-windows/windows-7/)** | ES | 109.69.8.51 ||
| **[Quad9](https://www.quad9.net/)** | Anycast | 9.9.9.9 | yes |
|| Anycast | 9.9.9.10 ||
| **[SafeDNS](https://www.safedns.com/)** | Anycast | 195.46.39.39 ||
|| Anycast | 195.46.39.40 ||
| **SkyDNS** | RU | 193.58.251.251 ||
| **[Sprintlink General DNS](https://sprint.net/index.php?p=faq_dns)** | US | 204.117.214.10 ||
|| US | 199.2.252.10 ||
|| US | 204.97.212.10 ||
| **[Verisign](https://www.verisign.com/en_US/security-services/public-dns/index.xhtml)** | US | 64.6.64.6 ||
|| US | 64.6.65.6 ||
| **Verizon (Level 3)** | Anycast | 4.2.2.1 ||
|| Anycast | 4.2.2.2 ||
|| Anycast | 4.2.2.3 ||
|| Anycast | 4.2.2.4 ||
|| Anycast | 4.2.2.5 ||
|| Anycast | 4.2.2.6 ||
 
## Unusable DNS Providers
 
These providers are not suitable for use with IPFire because they do not support DNSSEC.
 
| Operator | IP Addresses |
| --- | --- |
| [Comodo Secure DNS](https://securedns.dnsbycomodo.com/) | 8.26.56.26, 8.20.247.20 |
| [DNSReactor](http://dnsreactor.net/) | 45.55.155.25, 104.236.210.29 |
| [FreeDNS](https://freedns.zone/en/) | 37.235.1.174, 37.235.1.177 |
| [GreenTeamDNS](http://www.greenteamdns.com/) | 81.218.119.1, 09.88.198.133 |
| [Nuernberg Internet Exchange (N-IX)](http://www.n-ix.net/mehrwertdienste/dns-server/) | 194.8.57.12 |
| [OpenDNS](https://www.opendns.com/setupguide/) ([](/dns/dnssec/hosted-blacklists)) | 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220, 208.67.220.222, 208.67.222.220 |
| [Yandex.DNS](https://dns.yandex.com/) | 77.88.8.88, 77.88.8.2 |
 
## About location and DNSSEC status
The location of the servers has been stated by using [GeoIP Tool](https://geoiptool.com/) and the IPFire GeoIP server. [However, it might be possible that the location is wrong (or has been changed meanwhile).](/configuration/firewall/geoip-block)
 
The servers that are marked with "Anycast" are using anycasts so that traffic will be routed to the nearest of the many instances that are there on the network. Thereof the exact location of the server(s) cannot be determined. Worse, different configurations of Anycast instances cannot be determined reliable.
 
## Security Considerations
A DNS server has a very powerful function in network topology. Please keep in mind that it might log your queries (which is a huge information leak).
 
Further, not all of the DNS servers below return correct answers in any case. Some of them return failures for harmful or malicious sites. Check the operators website for more information on this topic.
 
For security reasons, it is required to use DNS servers which support DNSSEC. For privacy and availability reasons, avoid using just one providers' DNS servers.