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Google Unleashes Its Own Public DNS

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Be very afraid. Just kidding. Well, half kidding. It could very well be the standard from the get-go, due to Google brand name backing and the easy to remember 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 addresses.

Do you want Google to know every single web site and page you have visited? Some people may not care, but some people concerned with privacy.

If you’re already a huge Google fan and first-mover, then you probably don’t really care that they can read your email, office documents, calendar, voice mail, health records, and have a picture of your house.

clipped from lifehacker.com

Google today launched a new, free DNS service—called Google Public DNS—aimed at making your web browsing experience even faster.
Most of us aren’t familiar with DNS because it’s often handled automatically by our Internet Service Provider (ISP), but it provides an essential function for the web. You could think of it as the switchboard of the Internet, converting easy-to-remember domain names – e.g., http://www.google.com – into the unique Internet Protocol (IP) numbers – e.g., 74.125.45.100 – that computers use to communicate with one another.
Google Public DNS, then, aims to replace your ISP’s default DNS with a (hopefully) faster, safer, and more reliable alternative. Google Public DNS isn’t the first freely available alternate DNS we’ve seen
Previously mentioned OpenDNS is an excellent DNS alternative (it boasts keyboard shortcuts, parental filters, and more)
clipped from code.google.com

The Google Public DNS IP addresses are as follows:

  • 8.8.8.8
  • 8.8.4.4
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Written by Steve

December 5, 2009 at 8:56 pm

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