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1.1.1.1 by Cloudflare

The Internet’s fastest, privacy-first DNS resolver

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Cheng Qian
I’ve always wonder how Google got the IP address 8.8.8.8 and IBM got their 9.9.9.9.
Kun Ran
@chiancheng Boom! 1.1.1.1.
Brad Ungar
@chiancheng Anything can be done with $$$
E.T.Cook
@bradungar In this case, 1.1.1.1 was held by the non-profit APNIC.
Brad Ungar
@etc so I nice non-profit donation was provided to APNIC I guess.
E.T.Cook
@bradungar According to APNIC, it was done with specific caveats for the purpose of research, and requires ongoing audits. https://blog.apnic.net/2018/04/02/apnic-labs-enters-into-a-research-agreement-with-cloudflare/
David Senate
@chiancheng @bradungar you meant $.$.$.$ 😅
Erick Barron
I will try it out because I rather trust Cloudflare than Comcast
Tom
How does it compare to opendns.com?
Aaran McGuire
@hellotom 1.1.1.1. is faster https://www.dnsperf.com/#!dns-resolvers. Also, if you're concerned about privacy I would recommend using 1.1.1.1. You can see everything 1.1.1.1 logs, https://developers.cloudflare.com/1.1.1.1/commitment-to-privacy/privacy-policy/privacy-policy/
Tom
@aaranmcguire 👍🏻
Ayush Chandra
Great job!! Will surely try it out 😊
ᴊᴜʟɪᴇɴ.
Awesome move from Cloudflare here with this new service coming as a natural extension to their powerful network. ✌🏼
Benjamin Alijagić
Is this legit or will you just replace all images on websites with Nicolas Cage?
Aaran McGuire
@benjam1n Yes, this is 100% legit.
Angel † エンジェル™
Not a good day to release a product. I just wish it's not an April Fool joke!
Aaran McGuire
@angel54689 It's 100% real, try it out.
Angel † エンジェル™
@aaranmcguire Yes, already using it!
Adrian Carolli
I'm not sure what makes me trust this in terms of better speed and security. How do I know for sure?
Aaran McGuire
@adrian_carolli You can view the Privacy Policy here, https://developers.cloudflare.com/1.1.1.1/commitment-to-privacy/privacy-policy/privacy-policy/ This will be audited by a third party each year.
Adrian Carolli
@aaranmcguire I gave it a try it does seem faster but maybe placebo :P
Deekshith Allamaneni
@aaranmcguire @adrian_carolli Good way to try is with ping command (at-least on Linux and Mac) I see it is slightly faster or at-least comparable to Google DNS and Open DNS at my location (Illinois, US) ping 1.1.1.1 round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 13.078/14.768/18.370/1.948 ms ping 8.8.8.8 round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 14.055/17.541/29.320/5.445 ms ping 208.67.222.222 round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 14.260/15.401/16.876/0.972 ms
Adrian Carolli
@adeekshith Sweet tip!
Gabriel Lewis
Can this work with Eero in any way?
Aaran McGuire
@gabriel__lewis Yes, it should do. As long as your network or device allows you to change your DNS address, then you can use 1.1.1.1
Matt Durr
@gabriel__lewis Yes, I switched to it on my Eero just now
Fraser Smith
Has it been blocked by the Great Firewall of China yet? (The true mark of success - :-) )
Andreas Duess
Amazing. I love Cloudflare, this is a fantastic extension of their core work.
Antonio Dmya
Is it compatible with iOS VPNs and IKEv2?
Aaran McGuire
@antonio_dmya Yes, it'll also work with VPNs.
Antonio Dmya
@aaranmcguire Thanks! Last question: If I manually configure the “2606:4700:4700::1001” for IPv6 under my wifi network on my iPhone does this automatically work for LTE (WiFi-OFF) without loading a VPN profile and am I required to enter the DNS servers for all WiFi networks I connect to?
Ahmad Awais
Tell me it's not an April Fool Joke?!
Aaran McGuire
@mrahmadawais It's not. It's 100% real.
iThinkDifferent 
it’s amazing, at the beginning I thought it’s April fool but then I realized that its just blocked by my isp provider, I used VPN to try to give it a try, but I couldn't because the certificate of the website has some issue, hope you gonna fix it soon
Aaran McGuire
@engomarehab If you're still having issues, would you be able to send a traceroute of 1.1.1.1 so we can find out what the issue is?
iThinkDifferent 
@aaranmcguire here it's but I did remove last couple numbers from my personal IP address Traceroute has started… traceroute to 1.1.1.1 (1.1.1.1), 64 hops max, 72 byte packets 1 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1) 1988.190 ms 2.416 ms 1.830 ms 2 host-41.236.**.tedata.net (41.236**) 21.904 ms 22.140 ms 23.134 ms 3 10.37.75.1 (10.37.75.1) 37.815 ms 21.338 ms 21.508 ms 4 10.37.75.2 (10.37.75.2) 21.290 ms 27.416 ms 20.785 ms 5 10.37.107.137 (10.37.107.137) 31.793 ms 31.039 ms 32.690 ms 6 10.37.41.249 (10.37.41.249) 28.765 ms 31.809 ms 32.900 ms 7 10.36.19.161 (10.36.19.161) 26.296 ms 25.038 ms 25.756 ms 8 * * * 9 * * * 10 * * *
iThinkDifferent 
@aaranmcguire it’s blocked by the ISP but I have no clue though
Sumangal Vinjamuri
Is it just me, I am not able to open the URL 1.1.1.1
Aaran McGuire
@sumangal_2311 If you're still having issues, would you be able to send a traceroute of 1.1.1.1 so we can find out what the issue is? -- A lot of ISPs have blocked this IP address, so it may need unblocking.
Sumangal Vinjamuri
@aaranmcguire Just got it working, not sure what happened in the meanwhile :) Thanks for your help!
Pandu Shree
is it for all globe users or only for Asia Pacific region?
Aaran McGuire
@pandu_shree Yes, it's available globally.
Pandu Shree
@aaranmcguire I've tried to ping to the 1.1.1.1 and it seems slow comparing to my default ISP DNS
Anuruddha Jayasinghe
I just tried it and ran a bunch of before and after speed tests and there doesn't seem to be much of a difference... I'm on a MacBook using Fios in NYC.
Vivek Rp
Have been using Cloudflare to speed up my websites for many years, love the product. 1.1.1.1 is really really fast. Even the Google AdWords loads in seconds which normally takes atleast 2-3 mins time :p
Sethu Senthil
April fools just got April rules
George Aranzaso
Much lower ping than google DNS or my ISP's standard DNS.
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