Cloudflare now offers “220.127.116.11 for families, “New DNS servers with integrated parental control. Cloudflare standard 18.104.22.168 DNS server does not do any filtering, but Cloudflare can now block malware and adult content. The configuration is simple.
We are big fans of Cloudflare’s fast 22.214.171.124 DNS service. It’s possible faster than your ISP’s DNS servers, and it supports DNS over HTTPS (DoH) for improved security and privacy. Like Cloudflare’s basic 126.96.36.199 service, the new Cloudflare parental controls are completely free.
To use the new parental controls, you will need to change your DNS server settings. We recommend change the DNS server on your router, because this change will apply to all devices on your network.
Enter the following DNS server addresses, depending on which version of Cloudflare DNS you want to use:
DNS Cloudflare, no blocking:
Primary DNS: 188.8.131.52
Secondary DNS: 184.108.40.206
DNS Cloudflare, blocking only malware:
Primary DNS: 220.127.116.11
Secondary DNS: 18.104.22.168
DNS Cloudflare, blocking malware and adult content:
Primary DNS: 22.214.171.124
Secondary DNS: 126.96.36.199
The new parental controls work similarly to the parental controls in OpenDNS. When a device on your network attempts to request a malicious or adult site, Cloudflare’s DNS will block the attempt by not responding with the site’s actual IP address. Instead, you will see a DNS error.
Like all filtering solutions, the Cloudflare database is not perfect and it will not block all malicious or adult domains. But it can reduce security threats and prevent occasional access to many adult websites.