Monday, December 7, 2009

Is Google Public DNS useful for me?

Google has released Google Public DNS recently so I decided to give it a try and here is my review and result.

I wondered if I should switch to it or not in case it would speed up my Internet browsing experience. Are my DNS nameservers impeding my Internet experience?

To the rescue comes the Domain Name Speed Benchmark that was an excellent tool and that actually informed me that my local ISP provider were much quicker. At least right now and here. I also had “Obtain DNS server addresses” selected but the tool found in the conclusion that the second in the list was quite quicker than the first one so I decided to add them manually in the best order and hopefully things will runs smoother now than before.

DNS Benchmark

2 comments:

  1. Have you tried OpenDNS (www.opendns.com). Been using them since they started and been pretty happy. Their not that much faster then my ISP, but love the added controls and features.

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  2. I've not tried it but I'm aware about it and have heard a lot of good about its features.

    I did in the above test found that OpenDNS in my case the slowest option comparing to my default DNS and Google's.

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