Frequently asked questions about DNSChoice.eu. Your question is missing? Feel free to ask it in the Contact form.
Why does DNSChoice.eu exist and what is it?
DNSChoice.eu exists because you do not know that you have a choice. When you order an internet connection you are at the mercy of your provider. He ultimately decides what you can and cannot see. Among other things, he can control this through his DNS server. You do not know what this is? –> We also explain this question on this page. DNSChoice.eu explains how you can escape this control, and why you should decide for yourself which DNS server to choose, and how to change the DNS server. Is it legal? Yes, but it is also explained on this page here.
What is DNS?
DNS stands for Domain Name Server. A DNS server is like a phone book. When you call a website – like DNSChoice.eu for example – your terminal searches the internet for the IP address of the website, because without it it can’t load the website. You can think of an IP address like a phone number. There are certain servers on the Internet that your device can ask for this IP address. The server then delivers the IP address and the web page appears on your screen.
Why should I change my DNS server?
First of all: DNSChoice.eu did not aim to recommend you to change your DNS server. We collect DNS server offers and document their advantages and disadvantages. The bottom line is that many people don’t even know that, especially with their Internet connection, another DNS provider would be more useful. It also depends on the user’s attitude towards data protection. The main argument, however, is the circumvention of censorship.
Not every DNS server is fast and reliable. Experts often prioritize larger global DNS providers because they are simply more reliable. In companies, it is sometimes necessary to switch the DNS server because a local interim solution is operated there.
Nnational DNS servers, are controlled by the regulations and laws of their governments. It is possible that services are not made easily available to you on purpose.
DNS blocks are also often applied in Germany and other countries in the world, without or legally questionable order of the respective courts. DNS locks partly become instruments of abuse of power and manipulation. Therefore, you should distance yourself from such DNS servers and switch to a free DNS server.
Is this legal?
Yes. At least, we are not aware that it is illegal to change the DNS server in any country of the European Union. You have a choice.
Can I contribute?
Yes, if you are missing a DNS provider or a tutorial for something on this page, we can add it if you let us know. Especially at the beginning of this project many instructions will be missing. You can also send us your manuals, we will be glad to receive them. Also translations.