Authoritative DNS servers on have higher latency (RTT)

Assigned Cloudflare nameserver: with IPv4 address,,

I pinged these servers from worldwide and the server at had higher latency.


Ping isn’t a particularly good metric for DNS performance. Nor do end users typically query an authoritative DNS server directly. Cloudflare uses anycast to advertise nameservers from over 300 datacenters globally.

Cloudflare operates the fastest recursive resolvers globally on the same infrastructure as the authoritative nameservers. You could select a different vendor if you believe one of them would be faster for your needs.

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