Monday, July 8, 2019

Advantages of 1.1.1.1 over 8.8.8.8

Advantages of 1.1.1.1 over 8.8.8.8


A non-networked computer is very rare now because most useful work involves data and services that are distributed across some kind of internet. Most useful work relies on TCP/IP, which itself relies on the Domain Name System (DNS).


DNS is one of the simplest and lowest-cost things to monitor and protect applications, services, and users from potential risks. DNS is a directory of the Internet. Whenever you click on a link, send an email, open a mobile app, often one of the first things that have to happen is your device needs to look up the address of a domain. There are two sides of the DNS network: Authoritative (the content side) and Resolver (the consumer side).


Every domain needs to have an Authoritative DNS provider.


Internet companies have created some dominant players, such as Google, Cisco, IBM, and Cloudflare, each of which offers a global DNS resolution service identical to the resolution service every network had to run for itself back in the early days. This is in some ways a natural progression because these external DNS resolution services such as 8.8.8.8, 9.9.9.9, or 1.1.1.1, those are free, convenient, and, perhaps unknown to most users, also a vital source of network intelligence for the companies that operate these resolution services.


On April 1, 2018, Cloudflare released their new DNS service 1. 1. 1. 1 That’s four ones with dots in between.


1.1.1.1 is a fast and private way to browse the Internet. It is a public DNS resolver, but unlike most DNS resolvers, 1.1.1.1 is not selling user data to advertisers. The implementation of 1.1.1.1 makes it the fastest resolver out there. It’s a public DNS server used for translating domain names into internet addresses. But it’s not just any DNS Server. It the fastest and safest. You see computers work with numbers but humans have a hard time remembering numbers, so names work best that’s why this DNS was created in the first place. You make a request for something like google.com or facebook.com and that has to correlate to a place called an IP address which is a number. An IP address is a way for computers to communicate with each other over the internet. So that DNS server will respond with what the IP addresses for that domain. What Cloudflare launched specifically was a DNS server.


Cloudflare has been in the market of securing the web and helping create a better internet for everybody for years now.  Mostly for business applications and network engineering but recently at the consumer level.


 


Over the years Google has also created very popular DNS servers like 8. 8. 8. 8 and 8.8.4.4, a very popular alternative option.


Advantages of 1.1.1.1 over 8.8.8.8


The most use-case of DNS 1.1.1.1 is for security and for speed. You see when you use any ISP and you make a request online, you use that digital phone book to look up a website. Your ISP DNS servers respond to that request. All of those requests get logged. Now they got you and they can do anything they want with that data Which means any ISP you are using can take that data and sell it for marketing. They can use it to target you as well. Another worst-case scenario is any ISP can throttle your internet depending on the site you’re accessing.


The best part of Cloudflare DNS 1.1.1.1 is they won’t keep your browsing data and will not ever sell it. You will get a boost in your speed as well, depending on your location.


If you use Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 DNS service, your computer/smartphone/tablet will start resolving domain names within a blazing-fast speed of 14.8 milliseconds, that’s over 28% faster than others, like OpenDNS (20.6ms) and Google (34.7ms).


1. 1. 1. 1 is now the number one fastest DNS server. You can go to your web browser and type in 1.1.1.1 and it will load a DNS server page for you with a full explanation about what it is and how to install it.


The most common being Google’s 8.8.8.8 DNS server and level threes 4.2.2.2 server. In comparison to Cloudflare, it is slower.


One more pretty big advantage to using 1. 1. 1. 1 since that Cloudflare DNS resolver is integrated with Cloudflare Services there’s no DNS time to live expiration for Cloudflare enabled websites.


Cloudflare also has a very robust network with over 149 data centers. Pretty much all over the place with many big portal sites already using their CDN ( Content Delivery Network ).


The service is completely free, and Cloudflare promises to never use the data for marketing and other uses. It’s also working with auditors at KPMG to examine its systems and guarantee it’s not actually collecting your data.


Cloudflare claimed that its 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver supports encrypted DNS and DNS over HTTPS and that its data logs are deleted after 24 hours. No user data or IP address is stored.

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