Yandex.Browser uses DNSCrypt technology, which protects users from DNS hijacking and spoofing.
Your computer needs an IP address to connect to internet sites. It's easier for users, however, to remember domain names (the letters comprising the site address) than to remember the string of numbers that make up an IP address. DNS is a widely-used system for retrieving the IP-addresses that correspond to domain names.
When a user enters a website address, this is what happens:
Not encrypting DNS requests means that:
This is how DNSCrypt technology works:
To enable encryption of DNS requests:
Click the icon → Settings.
In the lower part of the Settings page, click the Show advanced settings button.