Accelerate Chinese Domains via Dnsmasq
Shell Python Makefile


Configuration for hot China domains (or CDN domains that have node in China) to accelerate via Dnsmasq (Now also includes bogus-nxdomain lines to stop common DNS servers from hijacking NXDOMAIN results)


  • accelerated-domains.china.conf: Acceleratable Domains.

    The domain should have a better resolving speed or result when using a Chinese DNS server.

    To determine if a domain is eligible, one of the criteria below must be met:

    • The domain's NS server is located in China.

    • The domain will resolve to an IP located in China mainland when using a Chinese DNS server, but not always do when using a foreign DNS server (For example, CDN accelerated sites that have node in China). This however does not include those having node near China mainland, like in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc.

    Please don't add subdomains if the top domain is already in the list. This includes all .cn domains which are already matched by the /cn/ rule.

  • bogus-nxdomain.china.conf: Known addresses that are hijacking NXDOMAIN results returned by DNS servers.

  • google.china.conf: Acceleratable Google domains.

    These domains are resolved to Google China servers when using a Chinese DNS. In most conditions this will yield better page load time for sites using Google's web services, e.g. Google Web Fonts and AdSense.

    Bear in mind that they are not considered stable. Use at your own risk.


  1. Place accelerated-domains.china.conf, bogus-nxdomain.china.conf (and optionally google.china.conf) under /etc/dnsmasq.d/ (Create the folder if it does not exist).
  2. Uncomment "conf-dir=/etc/dnsmasq.d" in /etc/dnsmasq.conf
  3. (Optional) Place dnsmasq-update-china-list into /usr/bin/


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