How to enable DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)

Description of the issue:
How to enable DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) .
I found no flag ‘dns-over-https’.

**Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary)

  1. start brave
  2. URL brave://flags

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Expected result:
flag ‘dns-over-https’.
Reproduces how often:
Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):

Additional Information:

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Interesting, I get the flag for the same version:

Do you see it in the “Unavailable” tab?

I don’t see the flag ‘Secure DNS lookups’.
This flag is also missing on Chrome, Chromium and Vivaldi.
Only Opera has this flag.

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Chrome/Chromium definitely added this flag with v78 at the beginning of September, see

And as my screenshot proves, Brave also inherited it by upgrading to v78 of Chromium.

Why it is not shown on some setups I do not know, it might have to do something with the OS.

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@Johann Are you using Brave on a work computer? I’m having the same issue as you. I haven’t tried it at home yet, but this on a work laptop. I’m wondering if there are some GPOs that affect this. I looked at my registry settings for chrome (Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome) but didn’t see anything that would indicate the disabling of DOH. I’ll probably dig into it some more later.

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I have now found the solution to the problem.
As soon as policies are defined (= managed PC), the flag does not appear. If you delete the policies, the flag ‘Secure DNS lookups’ will be displayed.
This affects Chromium as well as all Chromium based browsers (Brave, Chrome, Vivaldi, Slimjet, etc.).

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Any particular policies as I deleted the Chrome ones I found on my domain joined machine, left over from when I used to use Chrome I think, and it made no difference?

If this is confirmed then there needs to be an extra flag to re-enable it regardless of what kind of PC it is.

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A browser says it’s “managed by your organization” if system policies are controlling some browser settings.
Then DOH (DNS over HTTPS) is blocked. This limitation should be lifted in the future.

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