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November 11, 2011 9:33PM

No Payola Here. Period.

Free Our History

We regularly get requests to provide a free paid account in exchange for promoting CloudFlare. I may be naive, but I was surprised to learn how many web companies go along with these arrangements — or even suggest them themselves....

October 26, 2011 5:13PM

Tales From The Pumpkin Patch

Halloween Fun Holidays Customers

Last week CloudFlare received a call from the team at The Pumpkin Lady. They are currently preparing for their busiest week of the year and were looking to CloudFlare to help with their increase in traffic.As you may tell, is a website dedicated to pumpkin carving....

October 21, 2011 6:33AM

A Brief Primer on Anycast

Anycast DNS Speed & Reliability

I wrote a blog post the other day about CloudFlare's globally distributed DNS infrastructure and how each ninja name server we give you when you signup doesn't represent just one machine, but instead a whole cluster of machines in each of the data centers we operate worldwide....

October 19, 2011 3:45AM

Stayin' Alive

TCP Speed Product News Speed & Reliability

We've been making a lot of improvements deep within CloudFlare that you'll start to see the benefits of over the coming weeks. As the changes graduate from our tests to full production, we'll try and give you a sense of what they are and why they're important....

October 18, 2011 12:10AM

Robust, Free DNS FTW

Free DNS Speed & Reliability

Most people don't think DNS is very sexy, but it's critically important to the functioning of the Internet. At its core, the purpose of DNS is to turn a domain that humans can read ( into an IP address that computers can read (