What is Google Public DNS?

Google Public DNS (Domain Name System) is a free resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider. It was announced on 3 December 2009, as part of Google’s  effort to make the web faster. It is recorded that, as of 2013 Google Public DNS is the largest public DNS service in the world, handling more than 130 billion requests on an average day. It provides  two free recursive nameserver addresses for public use for both IPv4 and IPv6 which are:

    • IPv4 addresses
      • 8.8.8.8
      • 8.8.4.4
    • IPv6 addresses
      • 2001:4860:4860::8888
      • 2001:4860:4860::8844

How to Use Google Public DNS.

Its very easily, as explained above Google Public DNS supports both  IPv4 and IPv6. What you are supposed to do is only to Configure your network settings to use the IP addresses 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as your DNS servers. Read How to do it Here (External Link)

Remember that If you use Google Public DNS, your client programs will perform all DNS lookups using Google Public DNS.

Why Using  Google Public DNS.

  1. High Performance: Speed up your browsing experience.
  2. Secure: Improve your security.
  3. Correct results: Get the results you expect with absolutely no redirection.

 

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