Shutting down our unencrypted public DNS service
On the 16th January 2023 we will shut down our legacy public DNS service, currently reachable from this IP: 126.96.36.199
This service is being replaced by our encrypted DNS over TLS and DNS over HTTPS offering, which you can learn more about here.
This is only impactful to you if you have hard-coded the IP: 188.8.131.52 into a service such as PiHole or another recursive DNS resolver service. We strongly recommend verifying whether there are changes or updates that can be applied if this is the case.
Our DNS over TLS and DNS over HTTPS services are available if you are running your own recursive DNS resolver.
This alteration might not even impact you as a user, since DNS is hijacked on our VPN servers. Unless you have specified a custom DNS server within our app or configuration file, you will have never touched this IP in recent years.
Our DNS over TLS and DNS over HTTPS services are available worldwide, for anyone, whether they are a customer of Mullvad VPN or not.