The PowerDNS DoH Service Privacy Policy

The goal of the PowerDNS DoH service ('') is to provide best effort DNS over HTTPs service without violating your privacy, not now, not ever.

The service:

Except during incidents, or when forced by applicable law, the PowerDNS DoH service:

Only if the DoH service is malfunctioning or under attack will we investigate any traffic that might be harming our service. This is the only moment when privacy sensitive data will be analysed or processed by us (or anyone else). Once an incident has been resolved the data will be destroyed.

We do make graphs of the total number of queries, which TLS algorithms and HTTP versions are being used, millisecond response times and similar metrics, but all these counters are global and only measure aggregate traffic.

In addition to not violating your privacy today, we commit to not doing so at a later stage either. We will not in the future be monetizing or sharing your traffic. Should PowerDNS through change of ownership or management come to a different policy, we commit to first shut down this DNS over HTTPs service.

The PowerDNS DoH Service is offered on a best-effort basis and operated by Open-Xchange and its subsidiary PowerDNS.COM BV.

The GDPR grants you certain rights, such as the right to get a copy of the data we have on you, the right to erasure etc. As we don't keep your data, those requests won't produce any data. If you have any questions about this, please do contact us through If you feel we fail to protect your rights, we'd like that hear that directly, but the GDPR also gives you the option to lodge a complaint with a GDPR Data Protection Authority.