Problem with using 1.1.1.1


#1

I stumbled across a problem when using 1.1.1.1. When I use this as my DNS the streaming service DAZN interprets my location as being outside of Canada and will not let me connect. This is by no means a huge issue for me but it would be interesting to know what is going on.


#2

It’s most likely because 1.1.1.1 masks your location for privacy. I suspect it’s not detecting any location (or maybe just US because of Cloudflare’s headquarters).


#3

Cloudflare does not support EDNS for reasons of privacy and the service in question will presumably connect you to some default server in this case.

The interesting bit is how they implemented their geolocation feature. Regardless of what it resolves to it should always be able to locate you based on your IP address, which does not change when you change the DNS resolver.


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