The changes come in a new section called “DNS proxy settings,” where Google has a few additional things to worry about: DNS proxies that are hosted on an outside provider are no longer considered “safe” by the company, and any DNS proxy hosted on a Google server will now require a separate certificate from Google.
This new section is particularly important for those who have been using Google’s DNS servers for years and are now concerned that they are now being tracked and monitored by Google, and Google now has some new options to help you manage your DNS settings.
If you want to disable a Google DNS proxy, you can go to the Settings tab, click “Advanced,” and then click “Unblock DNS,” which is a bit more complicated than just simply “unblocking” the DNS service.
Google also has some extra information about what data you can and cannot access by using the proxy service, including “all IP addresses and hostnames” for the server you use.
Google will only allow you to use a Google Proxy server if you are connected to a specific domain, such as your Google account.
It’s a bit scary for those of us who have used Google DNS servers since they were introduced in 2006.
But, as Google notes, you should still consider it a great way to get around the company’s new restrictions.