As I said on my previous post DNS is very important factor that directly affects your internet browsing. Google says this abouut the importance of the DNS-
Why does DNS matter?
The DNS protocol is an important part of the web’s infrastructure, serving as the Internet’s phone book: every time you visit a website, your computer performs a DNS lookup. Complex pages often require multiple DNS lookups before they start loading, so your computer may be performing hundreds of lookups a day.
Big G said that. Google lately introduced their own DNS service. Yes its the next step in the process of Googles Internet take over Nevermind. Currently the biggest out of ISP DNS provider is OpenDNS www.opendns.com Before Google introduced their DNS service I used OpenDNS because its way faster than my current ISP’s DNS. OpenDNS has many servers inside USA and many other in leading countries. So its very fast if you live in USA or around. But even in Asia for me OpenDNS is advanced for me because its updating instantly while my local ISP takes about 48 hours to update.
So this is not the time to talk about OpenDNS. Now I have configured my computer and router to use Google DNS system you can do the same read this guide- http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using.html . I live in Sri Lanka both googledns and opendns doesn’t have servers in my country or neighborhood. So both services connect to USA servers (GoogleDNS only have servers in America with Level3 network OpenDNS got Anycast Routing Technology that Routes your DNS queries automatically to closest server available,). Lets compare this with Namebench DNS benchmark.
Yes its way faster than OpenDNS here is ping test to OpenDNS servers and Google servers-
Note that 22.214.171.124 is the ip of the opendns while the ip 126.96.36.199 belongs to googledns-
And DNSBench benchmark results-
All this tests shows that GoogleDNS better than OpenDNS for now. ITs your decision to move or not!
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