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Why is using your own DNS resolver important?

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  1. Pi-hole is a multi-platform, network-wide ad blocker.

    It adds another layer of direct control over your network. Why should I let someone else be in charge of my DNS requests? With a stack like Pihole or Adguard on top of Unbound in recursive mode, not only do I get to monitor, control, block and manage my own requests, but I can be absolutely certain that my requests don't get tampered with as they come directly from the root DNS servers.
  2. With Nextcloud enterprises host their own secure cloud solution for storage, collaboration & communication from any device, anywhere.

    It's fun. This isn't directly a privacy-related selling point, but I speak from experience when I say that the rabbit hole that is r/homelab, r/selfhosted, r/homeserver, etc. Is a fantastic one, and selfhosted DNS is often a great starting point for many. It starts with hosting your own DNS, then your own NTP server, then your own personal 'cloud', etc. etc. Step by step you'll be able to reduce the amount of...
  3. Surf the Web Ad-Free and Safely. Shield up!

    It adds another layer of direct control over your network. Why should I let someone else be in charge of my DNS requests? With a stack like Pihole or Adguard on top of Unbound in recursive mode, not only do I get to monitor, control, block and manage my own requests, but I can be absolutely certain that my requests don't get tampered with as they come directly from the root DNS servers.