and: is the EU / Germany location simply unattractive for many companies in view of the data protection craze?

“In the end, it may be bitter for Quad9 that they only got into the trouble by moving to Europe, where they wanted to establish themselves as a data protection-friendly EU alternative to commercial providers. According to Sony’s corresponding claim against the market leader Google in the USA – or even only against German users in this country – you are looking in vain so far.

Quad9 Managing Director Jonathan Todd says they remain confident that the next instance will confirm the view that DNS resolvers as part of the Internet infrastructure are only “conductors” and should not manipulate the service at the request of private companies.”

BIND and DNS – the Phonebook of the internet – Berkeley Internet Name Domain – how to benchmark dns servers (find fastest) – LibreDNS