Cloudflare recently updated the authoritative DNS service to support nine new record types. Since these records are less commonly used than what we previously supported, we thought it would be a good idea to do a brief explanation of each record type and how it is used.
Back in April, I wrote about how it was possible to modify a router to encrypt DNS queries over TLS using Cloudflare's 18.104.22.168 DNS Resolver and a GL.iNet router; the folks at GL.iNet read that blog post and decided to bake DNS-Over-TLS support into their new router using the 22.214.171.124 resolver.
As was mentioned in the original 126.96.36.199 blog post, our policy is to never write client IP addresses to disk and wipe all logs within 24 hours. Still some folks might not want to reveal their IP address to the resolver at all. This is why we are launching a Tor hidden service for our resolver.
Cloudflare is protected from attacks by the Gatebot DDoS mitigation pipeline. Gatebot performs hundreds of mitigations a day, shielding our infrastructure and our customers from L3 and L7 attacks.
Recently we announced our fast, privacy-centric DNS resolver 188.8.131.52, supported by our global network. As you can see 184.108.40.206 is very easy to remember, which is both a blessing and a curse.