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Google Offers Free DNS Servers

Google's free DNS servers can help many Internet users have a better experience while surfing
Google's free DNS servers can help many Internet users have a better experience while surfing
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Google has once again stepped up and is now offering another free service to make our lives more efficient. The search giant announced today that they will now be offering DNS servers for the public at no cost. This comes in addition to the multitude of services already offered by Google, such as Gmail, Google Voice and Google Sites.

For those of you who do not know, DNS servers are somewhat like phone books. You know the name (the website's address, like and the server knows the IP number. This is another installment in their attempts to "make the web faster".

Google believes their techniques can speed up our overall web experience. I have been using Google's DNS servers since just after the announcement and I have seen a noticeable difference. Even though my page loading was not slow (today), Google's servers make it just a bit faster. This could come in handy on those days that your Internet provider's servers feel sluggish.

You can set up your computer to use Google's DNS servers by following their instructions here: Using Google Public DNS

So, have you tried out Google's DNS servers? What do you think? Let us know in the comments

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  • willemijns 5 years ago

    look for "vivilproject dns" on a search engine and list a lot of public DNS other than google dns and opendns... i do not love my private surf can be tracked for ads reasons :-(

  • Sherri Thornhill-Dallas Generation X Examiner 5 years ago

    I was going to do it until I read this on their site: Note: We recommend that only users who are proficient with configuring operating system settings make these changes.

    I am sooooo not proficient in configuring anything!lol So now I'm scared:-)

  • CJMathis 5 years ago

    I have to say it sounds too complicated for me, that is for sure.


  • Emylou Lewis 5 years ago

    Sounds like something my husband would love to do. :-)

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  • Paul 5 years ago

    How easy is and to remember! The problem with is that i can never remember their server addresses! I am sure they will expand the online tools over time, its google!