NetShade DNS

Encrypt your DNS, protect your privacy.

Download on the App Store
for iOS 14+

Put an end to DNS snooping.

It’s no secret: people want to know what you’re doing online. Marketers want to build a profile on you, hackers want to do worse. Up until now, your DNS queries have been giving them a window into every website you visit. Encrypted DNS pulls the shades down on that window.


Encryption for 2024

Encrypted DNS is a smart way to secure your online privacy without the sledgehammer approach of a VPN. It patches the Internet’s most glaring privacy leak: DNS. A relic from the earliest days of the Internet, DNS has been exposing your online activity for years.

Thanks to DNS over TLS, you can finally patch the Internet’s last big security hole. Better late than never.

One tap, always on

Use encrypted DNS all the time, use a VPN when you need one.

Encrypted DNS lives inside iOS’s networking stack. Once enabled, it stays on. All your DNS queries get encrypted through our secure servers by the OS itself. No DNS leakage, ever. Unlike a VPN, encypted DNS is “set it and forget it.”


These days everything’s encrypted… except DNS

Back in the days of unencrypted websites, messengers and email connections, VPNs were essential for preventing online eavesdropping. In 2024 almost every website you visit uses HTTPS. That means a VPN is usually adding a second redundant layer of encryption, incurring overhead and slowdowns.

Encrypted DNS is more targeted than a VPN, encrypting only the tiny DNS queries that your device constantly sends out.

The first on the iPhone

When Apple announced encrypted DNS support at WWDC 2020, we knew we had to jump on it. Thanks to our extensive battle-tested infrastructure of VPN and proxy servers, we were able to release the platform’s first encrypted DNS solution just days after the public launch of iOS 14.

How has DNS been exposing me?

Ever get that feeling you’re being watched? Sometimes DNS is the hidden peephole.

DNS translates site names ( into IP addresses ( Even if the website you visit uses secure HTTPS as most do, the name lookup query still goes out in the open without encryption. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by the data-miners of the world. Public DNS services and the ones run by your ISP are constantly building a profile of the websites you access based on your DNS queries. This is one of the reasons you see eerily-relevant ads popping up everywhere.

The two important factors in a DNS provider are trust, and security. Our long history and robust customer-focused policies make NetShade DNS a good choice for trust. And now with iOS’s new support for encrypted DNS, we’re able to deliver a DNS service with the same level of security as our flagship NetShade VPN product.

Free tier

  • Use 13 virtual DNS servers
  • Multiple geo-located IPs hosted on a single virtualized server in Roubaix, France
  • One backup dedicated server for redundancy
  • Unlimited queries
  • Total DNS privacy, full TLS encryption

Premium tier

All the features of the free tier, plus:
  • Use 11 high-speed dedicated servers around the world
  • Automatically select servers near you for fast access
  • Highest-speed, lowest-latency DNS resolutions
  • Your new encrypted DNS will likely feel faster than your old insecure DNS
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Promotional pricing:
$3.99 / month, with 3 day free trial

$39.99 / year, with 1 week free trial

$69.99 Lifetime Access (normally $139.99)
Available via in-app purchase in the Netshade DNS app on iPhone and iPad
Download on the App Store