NextDNS CLI client (DoH Proxy) (by nextdns)

Nextdns Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to nextdns
  • GitHub repo Pi-hole

    A black hole for Internet advertisements

  • GitHub repo Bitwarden

    The core infrastructure backend (API, database, Docker, etc). (by bitwarden)

  • Scout

    Get performance insights in less than 4 minutes. Scout APM uses tracing logic that ties bottlenecks to source code so you know the exact line of code causing performance issues and can get back to building a great product faster.

  • GitHub repo bromite

    Bromite a Chromium fork with ad blocking and privacy enhancements; take back your browser!

  • GitHub repo blokada

    The official repo for Blokada for Android and iOS.

  • GitHub repo no-google

    Completely block Google and its services

  • GitHub repo openvpn-install

    OpenVPN road warrior installer for Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS and Fedora

  • GitHub repo AdAway

    AdAway is an open source ad blocker for Android using the hosts file.

  • GitHub repo

    Third party firmware for Asus routers (newer codebase)

  • GitHub repo hush

    Noiseless Browsing – Content Blocker for Safari

  • GitHub repo hosts-blocklists

    Automatically updated, moderated and optimized lists for blocking ads, trackers, malware and other garbage

  • GitHub repo Ka-Block

    A Safari extension that blocks an artisanal selection of advertising domains.

  • GitHub repo wireguard-install

    WireGuard road warrior installer for Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS and Fedora (by Nyr)

  • GitHub repo gravity-sync

    An easy way to synchronize the blocklist and local DNS configurations of multiple Pi-hole 5.x instances.

  • GitHub repo dnslookup

    Simple command line utility to make DNS lookups to the specified server

  • GitHub repo TLDs

    Top Level Domain data

  • GitHub repo no-amazon

    Completely block Amazon and its services

  • GitHub repo DoH

  • GitHub repo pique

    An advanced DNS stub with Freedom, Privacy and Security ;THRICE UPON A TIME

  • GitHub repo elm-punycode

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better nextdns alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where nextdns has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-03-01.
  • Dream Machine | 2021-03-01
    Set up an account with NextDNS, and use that to manage DNS, including blocking adverts, malware, etc. They have detailed instructions on their Wiki:
  • Virus/scam education for seniors? | 2021-03-01
    I would also set nextdns on her computer. For consumers it's free. Open the security tab and enable "block newly registered domains". Instructions on how to set it up are then on the site as well. Most of these scams get shut down really quickly, so if you block websites made in the last 30 days, you've eliminated most of the risk.
  • Cname / DNS based third party tracking | 2021-03-01 (sort of pihole as a service) unwraps those too.

    For instance, if using the AdGuard base filter set, is blocked for being CNAMED to which is blocked by the AdGuard base filter.

    Here’s a wiki for setup for most routers, see Supported Platforms at the bottom:


    Splash page:


    For iOS families, NextDNS now supports Apple Configuration Profiles to enforce Encrypted DNS at the policy level, no software to install or manual settings:

  • TLD Graveyard | 2021-02-28
    Namebase[0] is a marketplace built upon Handshake[1], a decentralized ICANN (simplistic comparison). I checked these dead TLDs against Namebase and a fair number of them are blocked from auction. However, a surprising number of them have already been claimed.

    I created auctions for the remainders.

    Granted, unless your devices are using a Handshake resolver (or NextDNS[3]), you won't be able to actually use these domains but browser adoption seems (tentatively) likely. Puma Browser[4] (mobile app) supports Handshake so who knows...these dead TLDs may see life again.






  • Eero + NextDNS CLI + Raspberry PI = DoH | 2021-02-27
  • Windows 10 telemetry keeps re enabling itself even during a current session without restarting/shutting down. (Windows 10 Pro version 1909 OS build 18363.1379)
    I don't use WindowsSpyBlocker but I do use the hosts file. r/oisd_blocklist which I also use with NextDNS also contains the WindowsSpyBlocker hosts file.
  • Blokada had become an annoying piece of crap
    "NextDNS protects you from all kinds of security threats, blocks ads and trackers on websites and in apps and provides a safe and supervised Internet for kids — on all devices and on all networks." Its like pi hole but cloud based You can try it at
  • Block internet access for certain apps (iOS) | 2021-02-27
    You can use DNS to block IP addresses or domains across the entire operating system using things like DNSCloak, Blokada or NextDNS, but it won’t be per app.
  • Install NextDNS on Router or Raspberry Pi? | 2021-02-27
    Probably this and that
  • Facebook Is Launching an All-Out War on Apple's Upcoming iPhone Update | 2021-02-26
    I’m technical enough to be using PiHole[1], and also have AdBlockers[2] at the local machines. I live with very typical friends, family, and relatives who would still ask my help configuring Wi-Fi, buying the right UPS models, scared when papers got curled up in their printers. (I moved to NextDNS[3] from PiHole, where I don’t have to manage something for a small premium.)

    I’ve been successful enough to train my family to use 1Password[4], calendar their school works, etc. I’m not against paying for the things that my family and I get happiness from, such as YouTube Premium, Zoom, and the like.

    I stopped using Facebook 5+ years back but maintained my account just so I can help families, friends who will usually ask me to fix their page for their tiny businesses, find or set up something new.

    When Mark Zuckerberg said something to the effect of -- we do algorithms to help and serve people get the right ads; my thoughts were, “Wrong Question. Why the f*k would someone wants ads in the first place?”

    But then, I realized that my wife likes the ads that come up on her Facebook, Instagram accounts. That is where she “discovers” all the awesome things she likes. So does my daughter. She loves the ads about Roblox, Minecraft, and the like. She had warned me to stop messing with her computers and trying to make them “behave like yours!”

    The real world is an entirely different place where most people barely know anything of the underlying technology beyond the thin veil of interfaces that they use. Facebook and many others take advantage of that. If I'm choosing between the devils, I'd choose the lesser one.




    4. | 2021-02-26
    I use NextDNS [1] and I’m very happy with it so far. It works on the DNS level. So far for our entire home we’ve never gone above the free level once, but I’m happy to pay as soon as we do.


  • Nextdns different configuration on different vlans | 2021-02-26
    I found this but that would point my complete router/network instead of vlan to 1 nextdns config right? | 2021-02-26
    See here assuming your VLANs have different IP ranges you can assign different configuration IDs
  • New install for home network - is CE v2.5 sufficiently stable or is 2.45 safer | 2021-02-25
    DNS (hosting local intranet zone and then forwarding to servers over DOT)
  • Malware
    You don’t have a virus. This pop-up was a scammy ad. I use NextDNS, Ka-Block! and Hush to block these and other internet junk. I’d suggest you to try them out. It costs you nothing and you can regain some sanity, privacy, security, internet bandwidth, computing speed and battery life by not loading all the scams, phishing attempts, trackers, ads, cookie notices and general junk the modern internet is unfortunately full of.


Basic nextdns repo stats
24 days ago

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