Yet another Quadruple DNS?

Bill Woodcock woody at pch.net
Wed Mar 28 21:44:49 UTC 2018


> On Mar 28, 2018, at 2:39 PM, David Ulevitch <david at ulevitch.com> wrote:
> 
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 1:27 PM Aftab Siddiqui <aftab.siddiqui at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1.1.1.0/24 and 1.0.0.0/24 both are APNIC's Lab Research Prefixes. APNIC,
> probably doing some more data gathering on 1.1.1.1 and doesn't want to be
> smashed with Gigs of traffic.
> 
> Doubtful. This is most assuredly going to be a commercial production recursive DNS service. Matthew (CEO) has said as much on Twitter.

Yep, they’ve been trying to put something together in this space for several years.  Sounds like it may be close now.

I can’t say I envy them their task, as it will be very difficult for them to differentiate in that space, since they don’t have OpenDNS’s many years of experience and fine-tuning and security services, nor Google’s brand-recognition.  Verisign have had a reasonably good commercial offering in this space for years, and hardly anyone’s heard of it, for instance.  I believe even Neustar does.  And they’re all DNS specialists, rather than web-content specialists.

                                -Bill

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