Why am I unable to use third-party DNS Servers?

Why am I unable to use third-party DNS Servers?

Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff

If you are using third-party DNS servers such as Google Public DNS and OpenDNS, then your PC should be changed to use our internal DNS service and not any external DNS services as these may pose a security risk to the University

– e.g. by returning a copycat phishing site when a request has been made for a banking website, or they may not offer the same degree of control over the blocking of malicious sites that we may choose to blacklist using our own DNS service.

 

If it is the case that you have your computer set up to use an external DNS server, you should change your settings using the links below:

 

How do I change the DNS settings on Windows 7

How do I change the DNS settings on Windows 10

How do I check the DNS settings on an Apple Mac

 

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