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 (126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52).
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.