What Is Smart DNS Technology?
A Smart DNS is a service you can use to access geo-restricted Internet content. The service allows you to hide your geo-location, meaning you can watch geo-blocked content from anywhere in the world.
How Does a Smart DNS Work?
When you use a Smart DNS, it will replace your ISP-assigned DNS address (which contains info that can reveal your geo-location) with the address of a new dedicated Smart DNS server. When you’re connected to the server, your traffic will be routed through it.
A Smart DNS will also intercept your connection requests to the server you want to access, and replace any data in those requests that can leak your geo-location with new information that points to an “acceptable” geographical location.
So, for example, if you are located in Spain, where BBC iPlayer is unavailable, a Smart DNS would help make it seem as if you’re accessing BBC iPlayer from the UK, giving you direct access to it.
Does a Smart DNS Impact Your Internet Connection Speeds?
Not at all. A Smart DNS, unlike a VPN, doesn’t use any type of encryption. As a result, you can use your original ISP-provided connection speed to enjoy any Internet content you want.