Cloudflare Launches Consumer DNS Service
CloudFlare, a website security and caching company, has launched its own consumer DNS service, which aims to speed up your Internet connection and make it more secure.
Anyone can use it, configuration instructions are available at https://220.127.116.11.
According to Cloudflare, its service will be the fastest and most privacy-oriented consumer DNS service.
Despite having OpenDNS and Google DNS, Cloudflare’s solution focuses on privacy.
In particular, the company promises to delete all DNS query logs within 24 hours.
Cloudflare works with APNIC to provide the DNS service.
The service itself is available through the addresses 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.
The service will provide support for DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS.
DNS is usually provided by Internet service providers.
It allows you to associate a domain name, for example, google.com, with a real IP address that routers and switches "understand".
This is an important part of the Internet, but DNS servers provided by Internet service providers are often slow and unreliable.
Cloudflare promises a higher speed of its service.
So, the Cloudflare DNS service provides a response time of 14 ms, while for the OpenDNS and Google DNS services, the response time is 20 ms and 34 ms, respectively.