Solution: "DNS over TLS (DoT) is a security protocol for encrypting and wrapping Domain Name System (DNS) queries and answers via the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. The goal of the method is to increase user privacy and security by preventing eavesdropping and manipulation of DNS data via man-in-the-middle attacks."
KentE wrote: (Much to my dismay, I feel like the dog in the "what your dog hears" cartoon...... I know it's important..... )
DNS is used to translate domain/host names to IP addresses. The takeaway is that DNS-TLS is much more secure than standard DNS. Hopefully soon there will be native support for DNS-TLS on all platforms so additional software will not be required.