188.8.131.52 Free Secure
April 2, 2018
is a the first public DNS resolver built around the principle of
privacy-first. 184.108.40.206 will ensure a more private and faster
Internet for users everywhere, all for free.
Nearly everything on the Internet starts with a DNS request. DNS
is the Internet’s directory. It translates a human-friendly name
like www.example.com to a numerical Internet address that a
computer understands. Almost nothing happens on the Internet
without a DNS request happening first.
But DNS is by default an insecure, unencrypted, and often slow
system. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other entities on
the Internet can monitor DNS requests to see every site and app
a user visits, even if the site or app is encrypted. Some DNS
providers even sell data about users’ Internet activity or use
it to deploy targeted ads.
With 220.127.116.11, there is now an alternative. The offering boasts
both unrivaled security and speed and supports both encrypted
DNS and DNS over HTTPS. Data from logs is destroyed after 24
hours and no IP addresses or user data is stored.
“We think it’s creepy that user data is sold to advertisers and
used to target consumers without their knowledge or consent,”
said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “Frankly,
we don’t want to know what people do on the Internet—it’s none
of our business—and we’ve designed 18.104.22.168 to ensure that we,
along with ISPs around the world, can’t.”
Cloudflare partnered with APNIC, a non-profit organization
managing IP address allocation for Asia-Pacific, to develop
APNIC Labs, we’re aware that the DNS is not always private,
fast, or secure, and we’re always looking for ways to improve
how it works,” said Geoff Huston, Chief Scientist at APNIC.
“We’re working with Cloudflare to refine this basic Internet
function so that users have a much more private and faster
Cloudflare is working with major browsers, operating systems,
app manufacturers, cloud platforms, and router manufacturers to
enable DNS over HTTPS. Mozilla is working to integrate the
standard into its Firefox browser:
“Like Cloudflare, Mozilla cares about making the Internet faster
and more privacy-conscious so people have a better experience on
the web,” said Selena Deckelmann, Senior Director of
Engineering, Firefox Runtime at Mozilla. “We are always looking
for new technologies like DNS over HTTPS to ensure Firefox is at
the cutting edge of speed, privacy and improving life online.”
Setting up 22.214.171.124 takes less than five minutes and requires no
technical skill or special software. It is available for mobile
devices, desktop computers, and even home routers to any user
around the globe, for free.