Cloudflare DNS, anyone?

Is anybody using Cloudflare DNS (, and if so what has been your experience with it?

I have, and it’s been fine, I have not noticed ether speed up or slowdown

Yes. Really haven’t noticed any difference. Works fine. Hoping company will honor its privacy policies. Time will tell.

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Its my default followed by Quad9 (

If you want to filter and put a barrier in place consider using OpenDSN (Umbrella).

I have been using it and it has worked fine. I can’t say that I have seen any kind of profound performance improvement … but the privacy aspect is nice.

OK, thanks everyone, I’ll give it a go. This will be my first step towards installing a pi-hole and DNSCrypt.

Install and run DNSBench (windows only unfortunately) to see which DNS service gives you the best performance. For me, Cloudflare ( and is the fastest and Google ( and is a very close second.

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I’ve used Cloudflare with no problems and it was faster than Google which I was using. Time difference was only observable when directly measuring response.

I have been using for a while and am happy. If I notice a network slowdown, I give a try.