Cloudflare launches DNS Service with IP 1.1.1.1

[German]Cloudflare has started a DNS service under the IP address 1.1.1.1 today, April 1, 2018 (four ones suggest the start on April 1). Here is some information about it.


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DNS’s Privacy Problem

In todays announcement Cloudflare describes the problem of current DNS services: They are often slow and not privacy respecting. What many Internet users don’t realize is that even if you’re visiting a website that is encrypted — has the little green lock in your browser — that doesn’t keep your DNS resolver from knowing the identity of all the sites you visit. That means, by default, your ISP, every wifi network you’ve connected to, and your mobile network provider have a list of every site you’ve visited while using them.

Network operators have been trying to finding a way to monetize the user’s browsing data. In the United States, that got easier a year ago when the Senate voted to eliminate rules that restricted ISPs from selling their users’ browsing data.

The insecurity of the DNS infrastructure struck the team at Cloudflare as a bug at the core of the Internet. So Cloudflare decided set out to do something about it. They began testing and found that a resolver, running across Cloudfalare`s global network, outperformed any of the other consumer DNS services available (including Google’s 8.8.8.8).

Talking with browser manufacturers about what they would want from a DNS resolver resulted in: privacy. Beyond just a commitment not to use browsing data to help target ads, they wanted to make sure DNS Service provider would wipe all transaction logs within a week. Cloudflare decided to offer a DNS Service for the public and committed to never writing the querying IP addresses to disk and wiping all logs within 24 hours.

(Cloudflare DNS-Adresse)


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So it’s time to set up the DNS Server 1.1.1.1 within your Windows, Linux or even your broadband router.


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