Jeremy Felt

Google’s DNS

Google launched a public DNS option today as part of their “effort to make the web faster”. It comes complete with a concise write up and extremely easy to remember IPs ( and

I’ve switched my connection from OpenDNS to Google for now. While all of the benchmarks that I’ve done on my end show that Google is slower than a few alternatives, I have a feeling it will get faster over time. Give them a few days to adapt to the new traffic.

If you’re looking for benchmark possibilities, I tried both namebench, which was pretty cool, and DNS Benchmark, which I like a lot.