DNSKu – Speed Up Your Internet

DNSKu is Malaysia’s first publicly offered, high performance, secure and private DNS service operated by ORENCloud using an ultra-fast DNS sinkhole software that is primarily made for Malaysians by Malaysians. DNSKu also doesn’t block sites your government doesn’t want you to see. 

About this service

A free, privacy-oriented DNS facility that blocks tracking, ads, malware and adult content (optional). Use it with IPv4 or IPv6. It can be used to protect, accelerate your internet and reduce unwanted tracking for your family, your infrastructure and your mobile devices. It is free of any form of audit or logging (see example screenshot below) and hides your identity by masking to our DNS server IPs. Our mission with DNSku is to provide an option for you to freely use the internet without being tracked by big techs, authorities or “bad guys” or being served ads.

Read a BBC article on how and why ads can potentially slow down your browsing.

Here’s a video explanation from Linus Tech Tips on how content blocking/sinkhole DNS servers work.  

This service is made available for those internet users from Malaysia and Singapore ONLY. If you’re connecting from say Australia, the DNS won’t work.

 

Block ads, unwanted tracking and network malware

 

***New server added based in Kuala Lumpur***

IPV4 IPV6 DNSSEC Upstream Proto Logging
178.128.52.31 (dashboard)
Singapore
2400:6180:0:d1::7f6:2001 ON DoH DISABLED
128.199.102.32
(dashboard)
Singapore
2400:6180:0:d0::e71:6001 ON DoH DISABLED

STILL TESTING

47.254.253.126
(dashboard)
Malaysia

 N/A
Aliyuan doesn’t support IPv6, apparently
ON DoH DISABLED

 

Block ads, unwanted tracking, network malware and adult content

IPV4 IPV6 DNSSEC Upstream Proto Logging
178.128.81.152
(dashboard)
2400:6180:0:d1::703:b001 ON DoH DISABLED
128.199.241.188
(dashboard)
2400:6180:0:d0::f21:5001 ON DoH DISABLED

NOTE: Dashboard stats are reset periodically to flush current logs and data on top of disabled DNS queries.

How to get started

You need to change your DNS, below we share some guides how to do so, but of course, instead of using the article’s DNS IPs, use DNSKu’s IPs above.

Article

HowToGeek – Change DNS for computers, mobile and routers

Videos 

Windows – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqTUk5GgmQ8

MAC – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gs5knX-j0I

Android – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDeFl4J_GZo

Apple – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoOlfIJBkHU 

 

FAQs

 

DNSku is a privacy-first policy DNS server which is fast. It becomes even better as it blocks most common ad servers or DNS names associated to ad services. We update hourly the ads list and use many high quality whitelist to ensure rest of legit functionality of sites work well.

At the moment, you may not have DNSku setup. Try browsing this site https://canyoublockit.com/extreme-test/

Now, change your DNS. Try browsing again.

It will work on desktops, laptops, mobile devices, servers etc where a DNS server can be configured manually or through an app.

The whites paces are where ADs use to be. So some pages might appear having a lot of white spaces because the ads do no longer load. This is a normal behavior when you have an Ad blocking tool or service (like this) setup.

Here's a sample page from Techradar with "unusual" white spaces.

We can help to whitelist. Please write to [email protected] Please take note, we will first verify the legitimacy of your claim before adding it to our whitelist.

We use only use Cloudflare's DNS via the Dns over HTTPS (DOH) for even more privacy. The most important thing to remember is that your queries are hidden behind DNSku's servers IPs. It is not visible to the upstream so everything is totally private for you. This makes it hard to associate you, the person, to your activities and thus share them with advertisers or worse yet, to bad actors.

Our blocklist currently blocks over 1.3 million ad domains and counting. We use a single curated list below for ads and malware on top of staying behind Cloudflare own DNS protection.

  • https://oisd.nl/

In addition to the above, for the adult content, we use both CloudFlare's adult content blocking DNS coupled with the below curated list:

  • https://raw.githubusercontent.com/StevenBlack/hosts/master/alternates/porn/hosts

We also use a whitelist to ensure that legit sites are protected from any false positives, we use the following whitelist

  • https://github.com/anudeepND/whitelist

Currently all our servers are located in Singapore.

We at ORENcloud manage this service.

As for SLA, we don't guarantee uptime or service availability. This is why we have redundant servers. However, our servers are monitored 24x7 by our monitoring server NagiosXI.

Absolutely. Use it for your business DNS upstream servers.

Yes, if you use adult content blocking DNS. For searches, we invoke safe searches, which may also includes other popular sites like Youtube.

Nope. Everything is setup to be anonymous. Our core system logging is also disabled by default and this has been audited by independent security professionals.

DNS speed makes a difference for sure. And we believe with the added privacy and security, the speed of DNSKu servers are negligible compared to the fastest out there that are within the 5-15 ms resolution time.

This test was done with a WiFi connection on a 500Mbps Internet connection from source IP 202.186.X.X by TIME internet.  

DNSKu

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It is completely free to use and free to upstream from your existing DNS.

There's no catch. We built this to give back privacy, unfettered access to the internet while ensuring you don't get served with ADs, blockout network based malware and adult content (if you choose to setup with those servers)