18.104.22.168 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
- Click on the Start menu, then click on Control Panel.
- Click on Network and Internet.
- Click on Change Adapter Settings.
- Right click on the Wi-Fi network you are connected to, then click Properties.
- Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (or Version 6 if desired).
- Click Properties.
- Write down any existing DNS server entries for future reference.
- Click Use The Following DNS Server Addresses.
- Replace those addresses with the 22.214.171.124 DNS addresses:
- For IPv4: 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
- For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001
- Click OK, then Close.
- Restart your browser.
- You’re all set! Your device now has faster, more private DNS servers
For me I would like to mix 184.108.40.206 and Google’s 220.127.116.11 for better reliability, in the case my our ISP could not reach 18.104.22.168 (Clouldflare’s network)