The host at this IP address is obviously operated by cybercriminals. It is running a malware botnet controller which is being used to control infected computers (bots) around the globe using a trojan horse.
Malware botnet controller located at 188.8.131.52 on port 1234 TCP:
$ telnet 184.108.40.206 1234
Connected to 220.127.116.11.
Escape character is ‘^]’
$ nslookup 18.104.22.168
$ dig +short solex-feb.duckdns.org
Referencing malware samples (MD5 hash):
a13e428bef6d01156cec4c576dc386f1 — AV detection: 31 / 68 (45.59%)