Faster DNS Query with 1.1.1.1

1.1.1.1 is the new public DNS resolver created by  Cloulflare and Apnic

Cloudflare runs one of the world’s largest, fastest networks.
APNIC is a non-profit organization managing IP address allocation for the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions.

What is a DNS resolver?

When a user requests to visit a web application like facebook.com, the user’s computer needs to know what server to connect to so that it can load the application. Computers don’t initially have the necessary information to do this ”name to address” translation, so they ask a specialized server to do it for them.

This specialized server is called a DNS recursive resolver. The resolver’s job is to find the address for a given name, like 2400:cb00:2048:1::c629:d7a2 for cloudflare.com, and return it to the computer that asked for it.

How to Set Up on Your PC

  1. Click on the Start menu, then click on Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet.
  3. Click on Change Adapter Settings.
  4. Right click on the Wi-Fi network you are connected to, then click Properties.
  5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (or Version 6 if desired).
  6. Click Properties.
  7. Write down any existing DNS server entries for future reference.
  8. Click Use The Following DNS Server Addresses.
  9. Replace those addresses with the 1.1.1.1 DNS addresses:
    • For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
    • For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001
  10. Click OK, then Close.
  11. Restart your browser.
  12. You’re all set! Your device now has faster, more private DNS servers

For me I would like to mix 1.1.1.1 and Google’s 8.8.8.8  for better reliability, in the case my our ISP could not reach 1.1.1.1 (Clouldflare’s network)

1.1.1.1 Comparison with other resolvers

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Mynic Domains (.MY) New Selfcare Portal

Mynic – Malaysian registrar of .my domains has recently updated their domain control panel to enable user changing nameservers and contact info without using assigning contact code which was confusing for most.  The new selfcare portal is located at https://selfcare.ichoose.my/

If you need to access the old url in order to change invoicing party – Biller Code – Please login as Administrator of your domain name at
http://manage.mynic.my/ or  Domain Manager Panel

 

 

Mynic Selfcare Portal

 

Goodbye SquirrelMail

As of cPanel & WHM version 74, cPanel  will begin to deprecate  support of SquirrelMail. The reason is that Squirrelmail is no longer updated since last update  May 30th, 2013. It could no longer be patched to prevent security flaws.  Due to this reason cPanel have decided to deprecate SquirrelMail. Customers are being left with two bundled webmail applications – Horde or Roundcube.

Cpanel Webmail

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Let’s Encrypt – Now Providing SSL for 70 Million Domains

Yes, that is correct. Let’s Encrypt is now growing at an exponential rate – providing free SSL to 70 Million domain.

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).
Let’s Encrypt provide two types of certificates. The standard single domain SSL and the Wildcard SSL, which covers not only a single domain, but all of its subdomains too. Both types of SSL certificates are issued for a period of 90 days. It can be renewed automatically or manually in your cPanel.