“Google's DNS resolver is great, but diversity is good and we thought we could do even better.”

Cloudflare offers 1.1.1.1

#Privacy

Sun, Apr 1st, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Claiming it to be a "privacy-first consumer DNS service," Cloudflare released 1.1.1.1, a DNS server with a memorable address much like Google's 8.8.8.8 — hopefully without the data mining that goes along with it. I usually stay away from the Internet on April 1st as the jokes pouring out of Silicon Valley are pretty lame; however, despite the release date Cloudflare says this is a real thing.

We justified it to ourselves that Gmail, another great, non-fictional consumer service, also launched on April 1, 2004. Of course, as Cloudflare's PR team has repeatedly pointed out to me in the run up to launch, the Gmail launch day was a Thursday and not on Easter. Nearly every media briefing I did this week ahead of the launch the reporter made me swear that this wasn't a joke. And it's not. I swear. And the best way to prove that is go to 1.1.1.1, follow the instructions to set it up, and see for yourself. It's real. And it's awesome.

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