On 1st of April 2018 Cloudflare launched its own public DNS service and it’s not a joke.
According to DNSPerf the new service is ranked as fastest in the world. Beating Google Public DNS (22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199.), screenshot attached.
It didn’t give a significant speed boost over Google Public DNS to my home wifi in London. But Cloudflare claim to never sell user data or use it sell target ads, unlike Google (what a surprise). And you know how concerned about privacy I am.
If you’re not using custom DNS yet, you should start using it. Here is why:
- Privacy. Your ISP won’t be able to see what sites you visit and apps you use, assuming that your traffic is encrypted (you should have https connection).
- Speed. It will increase the speed of almost all your online activities.
You can install it on iOS/Android devices, MacOS/Linux/Windows machines and on your router.
Check it out https://188.8.131.52/