26 April 2021

Quad9 upgrades capacity due to increased demand for DNS services

We are currently witnessing the next evolution of DNS with the introduction of DNS over HTTPs and TLS. This is often combined with additional security features like malware blocking and DNSSEC validation. Quad9, with the support of their partner Packet Clearing House (PCH), are driving this development and, due to increased customer demand, are increasing their capacity at DE-CIX Frankfurt by the factor of 10 to 100Gbps.

Safer Internet for everyone

"Quad9 has been highly successful in attracting traffic via our partner PCH on the DE-CIX infrastructure, due primarily to the extraordinarily dense aggregation of peered networks to which our services are adjacent.” explains Quad9's General Manager John Todd. “Our deployment at DE-CIX continues to be our largest location and is growing in both query volume as well as diversity of network origins. This means all of our components continue to require more bandwidth, and we're excited to see our upstream interconnection capacity at DE-CIX increase by 10-fold with this upgrade. This improvement greatly increases our ability to serve customer queries, deflect attacks, and plan for future expansion for the traffic we exchange via PCH over DE-CIX. We are grateful to both DE-CIX and PCH for providing the capacity and support for Quad9's service offering in Germany, Europe, and the rest of the world."

Quad9 is a free service that replaces your default ISP or enterprise Domain Name Server (DNS) configuration. When your computer performs any Internet transaction that uses the DNS, Quad9 blocks lookups of malicious host names from an up-to-the-minute list of threats. This blocking action protects you from a wide range of threats such as malware, phishing, spyware, and botnets, and it can improve performance in addition to guaranteeing privacy. The Quad9 DNS service is operated by the Swiss-based Quad9 Foundation, whose mission is to provide a safer and more robust Internet for everyone.