Google Chrome has joined Firefox in incorporating the use of DNS over HTTPS (DOH) to help prevent your browsing activity from being snooped by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other malicious users who want to track your network activity.

But what is DOH? DOH on a basic level encrypts DNS address lookups to protect against tampering and keep the DNS lookup private.

DOH is consistent with a move towards privacy that is sweeping our connections as the increase of malicious hacking becomes more prevalent. We have never been more connected to our world as a whole but, in turn, we have never been more exposed. Google Search has for years been providing preferential organic search treatment to sites utilizing HTTPS instead of HTTP and DOH is another step in gradually increasing security on the web.