Google just announced today a new public DNS aimed at making browsing even a faster experience. DNS or domain name servers are servers that translate domain names to IP addresses that computers can understand. Having a faster DNS can definitely make surfing the web a faster experience. In the past, I’ve used OpenDNS as an alternative to my ISP nameservers. Now Google has their own.
nameserver 22.214.171.124 nameserver 126.96.36.199
To use Google DNS.
In Windows, you can open up your network interface IP properties and enter the Google nameservers. In Linux, you can place the Google nameservers in resolv.conf. In your router, you can replace your ISP nameservers with Google’s nameservers. Complete instructions on how to use Google’s nameservers are available from Google’s website.
Google DNS was no surprise to me. It makes perfect sense. What’s next? Web hosting.