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Change the country of the nextdns server

Hi.
Is it possible to use another nextDNS server (from another country?)
For example, would all DoH DNS queries go to NextDNS servers in Germany (or any other country)?

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    • TheAliDev
    • 1 mth ago
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    Well

    That is questing thing

    But i think it auto sets best servers

      • TheAliDev
      • 1 mth ago
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      i can only help here

    • Seth.2
    • 1 mth ago
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    NextDNS uses an Anycast network. This means that your request will  always be routed to the closest (lowest latency) server in their network, from the device making the request. There is no need to manually set a country.

      • p19qx52cgkst
      • 2 wk ago
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      is there a way to override and specify country - the anycast is very annoying when on mobile roaming

      • Seth.2
      • 2 wk ago
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      Unfortunately with Anycast it automatically routes your traffic to the closest server, there is no way to manually select a country but doing so would make no positive difference to your latency. Why do you want a specific country? It will not affect speed.

      • p19qx52cgkst
      • 2 wk ago
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        it would make a lot of difference as EU telcos use home IPs when roaming instead of local. Also affects streaming. 

      • TonnaKoll
      • 2 wk ago
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       What specific server do you want to connect to? DoT / DoH?

      • p19qx52cgkst
      • 2 wk ago
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      UK but US would also be useful. DoH or DoT in theory both ok Although also would need the dnsleak fixed.  Dnscrypt would be nice. 

      • TonnaKoll
      • 2 wk ago
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       Write a specific server ping. nextdns. io . For example "zepto-fra" or "hetzner-hel" etc.

      • TonnaKoll
      • 2 wk ago
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       Ok. 

      UK

      Example "vultr-lon" (London) https://i.imgur.com/d2E5OoN.png

      Determining the server address:

      Open "cmd" (windows)

      Enter: "nslookup vultr-lon-1.edge.nextdns.io"

      As a result, we get the ipv4 address: "209.250.226.191". This is the server address "vultr-lon"

      For DoT: 

      DNS server address: 209.250.226.191

      TLS domain name: xxxx.dns.nextdns.io

      *xxxx it's your nextdns ID

      Putting this (for example) into the router.
      Find out which server we are connected to test.nextdns.io

      https://i.imgur.com/SI3QG4Y.png

      For DoH:

      Example "vultr-lon" (London)

      https://vultr-lon-1.edge.nextdns.io/xxxx

      *xxxx it's your nextdns ID

       

      USA 

      Example "zepto-lax" (Los Angeles) https://i.imgur.com/ioGGghN.png

      Open "cmd" (windows)

      Enter: nslookup zepto-lax-1.edge.nextdns.io

      As a result, we get the ipv4 address: "209.209.59.227". This is the server address "zepto-lax"

      For DoT: 

      DNS server address: 209.209.59.227

      TLS domain name: xxxx.dns.nextdns.io

      For DoH:

      "zepto-lax" (Los Angeles)

      https://zepto-lax-1.edge.nextdns.io/xxxx

      *xxxx it's your nextdns ID

       

      *Having found out the IP addresses of the servers, you can check the ping to them.

      cmd (windows)

      ping 209.209.59.227 

      • p19qx52cgkst
      • 2 wk ago
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      I don’t see how that helps? UK anycast are routing to Hong Kong 

       

      nextdns need to provide a solution to force routing 

      • TonnaKoll
      • 2 wk ago
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       said:
      UK anycast are routing to Hong Kong 

       You should have written about it right away! In this case, contact nextdns support.

      In case of incorrect routing, run the program and publish the result for the support service

      https://help.nextdns.io/t/y4hmvcx/report-network-latency-issue

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      • Erwin
      • 2 wk ago
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       yeah, the @nextdns support team doesn't seem to respond.
      I have similar problem, DoT routes to PoP server in Brisbane, while I'm in Melbourne and NextDNS have quite a few PoP's here. I can NOT fix with DoT onto those local PoPs and have NextID active.
      https://nextdns.io/diag/786c7ed0-c935-11ee-b220-651ca618d121

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    • Erwin
    • 2 wk ago
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