Our portfolio company Cloudflare announced a consumer DNS service (a resolver) yesterday.
It was not an April Fools stunt.
If you want to use the Internet’s fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service, then head over to 188.8.131.52 and click the install button.
What you will do is adjust your computer’s settings to change the DNS servers your computer uses to resolve DNS queries (what server address is google.com?).
Here are some mantras from the 184.108.40.206 web page:
Unfortunately, by default, DNS is usually slow and insecure. Your ISP, and anyone else listening in on the Internet, can see every site you visit and every app you use — even if their content is encrypted. Creepily, some DNS providers sell data about your Internet activity or use it target you with ads.
We think that’s gross. If you do too, now there’s an alternative: 220.127.116.11
We will never log your IP address (the way other companies identify you). And we’re not just saying that. We’ve retained KPMG to audit our systems annually to ensure that we’re doing what we say.
Frankly, we don’t want to know what you do on the Internet—it’s none of our business—and we’ve taken the technical steps to ensure we can’t.
We’ve built 18.104.22.168 to be the Internet’s fastest DNS directory. Don’t take our word for it. The independent DNS monitor DNSPerf ranks 22.214.171.124 the fastest DNS service in the world.
Since nearly everything you do on the Internet starts with a DNS request, choosing the fastest DNS directory across all your devices will accelerate almost everything you do online.
So if you want speed and privacy, install 126.96.36.199 and you will get both.