Jump to content

Cloudflares new DNS


Recommended Posts

Cloudflare announced today its first consumer product ever, the DNS service. Focused on speed and privacy, harnesses the power of the huge and widely distributed infrastructure built worldwide by Cloudflare to provide the fastest DNS service to date, according to DNSPerf, and as can be seen from the image below. If that's not enough, Cloudflare consulted with browser manufacturers to understand their needs for a DNS service, with a resounding answer: privacy.


Browser manufacturers suggested Cloudflare should not keep transaction logs for longer than a week. But since the company's business model does not require it to harvest users' data, it has decided to go a step further and not even write the querying IP addresses to disk, wiping all the logs within 24 hours. Such a move blocks Cloudflare from building a detailed profile on each user based on every website visited, as most - if not all of the other DNS services around the world - do. Also, Cloudflare's DNS service supports both DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS protocols, two new approaches with the target of increasing DNS resolving security.


Of course, in a time when people are increasingly suspicious of tech companies, it is good to ask why Cloudflare would build such a service without the chance to monetize it. According to Matthew Prince, it is the company's mission "to help build a better internet", so tackling performance and privacy issues on the heart of the web would be the right approach for this.


Furthermore, the company highlights the fact that if you are a Cloudflare Authoritative DNS customer, using increases the speed of answering queries, since both the resolver and the recursor are now on the same network and running on the same hardware.





Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 7 months later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.