These are the magic numbers that will speed up your Internet.

Each time you type “” or “”, your computer needss to translate that into or respectively.

The endpoint or IP of each website can change depending on a number of circumstances and a DNS server sits between you and the website you wish to visit. is a new service by CloudFlare, free, and more focused in keeping the websites you visit private. It’s also blazing fast when compared with your Service Provider’s DNS server.

Visit to read instructions on how you can use their service with your connection at home.

And visit if you want to learn more about how this works and why it is important. In a nutshell, this service will help prevent governments from blocking access to websites, improve the anonimity of Internet Users and contribute to a better web.

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Bruno Amaral

I am a Digital Strategist, divided between tech and creativity, working for the Lisbon Collective and teaching Public Relations at the …