Abhay Rana aka Nemo


I have a DNSCrypt server running out of a Digital Ocean droplet in BLR1 region. If you are within India, this might be a nice DNS server to use. I recommend using this only for personal machines (and not enterprise setups).

Connection details are:

ResolverName captnemo-in

Alternatively, if you don’t have the resolver in your DNSCrypt version (it was added around Jan-2018), then you can use:

ProviderName    2.dnscrypt-cert.captnemo.in
ProviderKey     9e73d8703b423edbcacb8c4a1456048f16dcd977e8a329de203054991c90234b

The above IP is a Floating IP (which means it won’t change even after server restarts or dies).

The DNS Stamp is:


The server is running dnscrypt-wrapper dnscrypt-server-docker with QNAME Minimization Enabled.


This is currently considered stable for production use. It is expected to be up at all times aside for scheduled and emergency maintainence.

The total cumulative downtime for the service throughout 2019 (As of May 2019) is 10 minutes.

The planned uptime is 99.99%. There is no SLA provided, since this is a personal service.

You can monitor the uptime of the same at status.captnemo.in.

Privacy & Transparency

Please see /dns/privacy for the Privacy Policy, Transparency Guidelines, and Operating Principles of the resolver.


The service is provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. in no event shall I be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the software.


System upgrade. Approximate downtime of 15 minutes. DNS Stamp updated.
Enabled QNAME Minimization.
Switched to Docker with automatic key rotation. No longer uses a Upstream resolver, and instead acts as a Recursive Resolver.
Resolver stability changed to stable. Published Draft policies.
Upstream resolver changed to Quad9.
Now added to the official DNSCrypt resolver list. (Only one running in India). [csv], [announcement]
Server stability changed to beta.
Fixed Floating IP issues. Now UDP (default) works with Floating IPs
Launched to the public in alpha.
Initial setup. Running for personal use only.

For any other queries, please see my contact page.