If you’ve changed your DNS settings and it’s not Google’s, chances are you’re using the 18.104.22.168 DNS by Cloudflare. The company has announced a couple of new sets under what the company calls 22.214.171.124 for Families.
But despite its name, it doesn’t change the existing 126.96.36.199 DNS. Instead, 188.8.131.52 for Families consists of two other different sets of DNS, configured slightly differently from one another. One set blocks malware, where the primary DNS is 184.108.40.206 and the secondary being 220.127.116.11. The second set blocks both malware and adult content, with the primary and secondary DNS being 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124, respectively.
Cloudflare says it will announce additional configuration settings under the 126.96.36.199 for Families umbrella. With the new ones, you’ll get options like setting specific whitelists and blacklists for websites, as well as set times of a day when they are blocked. But for now, the company has not explained the way they work, or when they will be available.
But for now, if you have need of what 188.8.131.52 for Families provide, then you could give these new Cloudflare DNS a try. That being said, it remains to be seen what would trigger the malware filtration system, or what exactly will get classified as such.