Cloudflare DNS Faster More Private

Cloudflare DNS Faster More Private

Cloudflare has announced their first consumer product.
Cloadflare Consumer DNS.
Cloudflare DNS Faster More Private is how Cloudflare is differentiating it’s consumer DNS service from the others like Cisco’s Open DNS and Google’s public DNS services.
According to the announcement on the 1.1.1.1 website

Who is behind 1.1.1.1

1.1.1.1 is a partnership between Cloudflare and APNIC.
APNIC is a Regional Internet Registery (RIR) responsible for handing out IPs in the Asia Pacific region. It is one of five RIRs that manage IP allocation globally, the other four being: ARIN (North America), RIPE (Europe/Middle East), AFRINIC (Africa), and LATNIC (South America).

The announcement also states in regard to privacy that

Cloudflare 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.

Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 DNS services claims response time of 14.8ms
as compared to Cisco’s Open DNS response time 20.6ms and
Google’s Public DNS response time of 34.7ms

Configure Window 10 to use Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 Consumer DNS

Click on the Start menu, then click on Control Panel.
Click on Network and Internet.
Click on Change Adapter Settings.
Right click on the Wi-Fi network you are connected to, then click Properties.
Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (or Version 6 if desired).
Click Properties.
Write down any existing DNS server entries for future reference.
Click Use The Following DNS Server Addresses.
Replace those addresses with the 1.1.1.1 DNS addresses:
For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001
Click OK, then Close.
Restart your browser.


The Cloudflare DNS Servers IP Addresses

For IPv4
Primary DNS Server IP Address = 1.1.1.1
Secondary DNS Server IP Address = 1.0.0.1
For IPv6
Primary DNS Server IP Address = 2606:4700:4700::1111
Secondary DNS Server IP Address = 2606:4700:4700::1001

Most router have a global configuration option so you can configure your network to use the Cloudflare DNS service so anyone connecting to your network whether by Wi-Fi or Ethernet will be using the faster more secure Cloudflare DNS.

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