Google DNS

I recently read about the launch of Google DNS.  I don’t use my ISP’s DNS servers, I use OpenDNS and have always thought my service felt nippier.  However without any method of testing any test is subjective and lacks any scientific rigor.

I found out about Steve Gibson’s DNS benchmarking software and carried out a couple of tests earlier tonight. It seems that Google DNS isn’t quite as fast as they would have you believe, although it could be network location dependent.  I’ll carry on using OpenDNS as I like the security and other features that they offer, but it could certainly be worth keeping an eye on.

VirginMedia have already outsourced their email to Google.  Perhaps one day Google will provide their DNS services as well!


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