What is a DNS resolver?
DNS stands for Domain Name System, and it makes possible that when you type a domain name (ie. www.google.com), it shows an actual website instead of an error page.
A DNS resolver or DNS server is a server that converts domain into IP addresses. For example, hnsdns.com resolves into 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 2606:4700:3035::6815:afc and 2606:4700:3031::ac43:83be (please note that this may vary for you). The first two addresses are IPv4 and the latter two are IPv6.
When you connect to hnsdns.com, it will randomly connect to one of those IP addresses, so that you can access the website.
HNSDNS is a DNS resolver that allows you to connect to regular (Web 2.0) domains, as well as Handshake domains. Handshake allows you to own your own TLD, so that you can own lumito/ or welcome.lumito, for example.
How to setup HNSDNS¶
You can configure HNSDNS in just 1 minute if you know how to change your DNS servers, or in 3 minutes if you don't know how to do this.
For first-time users¶
You can follow our setup guides. You'll currently find them for the following operating systems:
If you know how to configure them in another operating system that isn't listed above, please contribute to the project by editing this documentation page. Note: you'll need a GitHub account.
For experienced users¶
If you are an experienced user and you already know how to change the DNS records on your device, then I leave below HNSDNS's IP addresses, so that you can quickly set it up.
Also, don't forget to check out the Advanced options page.