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Use Safe Surfer via secure DNS on Firefox

We support providing Safe Surfer filtering via secure DNS on Firefox. This is a good option for individuals who need an easy alternative solution to using Safe Surfer without having to change DNS servers on a device.

1. Let's start 🏄



If you do not have Firefox, you can download it here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Configure DoH



Open Firefox and click the menu icon at the top right.

Menu icon

Click Options.

Options menu

Type "dns" in the search bar.

Search bar

Click Settings under Network Settings

Network Settings result

Tick Enable DNS over HTTPS

DNS over HTTPS checkbox

Open the Use Provider drop-down list and select Custom

Custom option

Enter the following URL as the provider in the Custom text box (which will provide basic protection): https://doh.safesurfer.io

Want fully featuerd protection? Create an account on the Safe Surfer dashboard and create custom filter links!

Custom textbox

Click OK.

2. Protection complete



Once you have enabled Secure DNS in Firefox, it should now be protected with Safe Surfer. If you visit our website on a protected device, you should see the following widget at the top of the home page:

Protection is now working

Updated on: 13/05/2022

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