Wed. Aug 12th, 2020

CloudFlare releases Android/iOS app for its DNS

2 min read

After the privacy-focused DNS service was launched on April Fool’s Day this year, Cloudflare announced the opening of for mobile users. Natural users can also set as the default DNS domain name on their mobile phones or tablets, but the company today launched an app for iPhone, iPad, and Android that makes it easy for anyone to use the free DNS service.

Cloudflare claims it will be “the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service on the Internet,” after similar free public services, OpenDNS and Google DNS, have been in service for a long time. Cloudflare’s focus is on the privacy aspects of its own DNS services and promises to clear the DNS query logs once every 24 hours.

DNS services are typically provided by Internet service providers to resolve real-world IP addresses such as that are understandable to routers and switches. It is an important part of the Internet, but the ISP’s DNS is usually slow, unreliable, or even intentional hijacking Internet sites for profit happen. When there is a serious failure in the DNS, network access in some areas may be unavailable. These things have occurred many times at home and abroad.

Cloudflare and APNIC cooperate to provide DNS services through two IPs, and Moreover, Cloudflare itself as an Internet service provider has also used its strengths to analyze and research the garbage traffic to ensure the accuracy of DNS resolution data. Cloudflare’s DNS will support DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS, with a global average response time of 14ms, while OpenDNS is 20ms and Google’s DNS is 34ms.

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