In it’s never ending endeavors to speedup the web, google has today launched a DNS service as an alternate to your ISP`s DNS Server. The project is called Google Public DNS. Previously, we saw emergence of SPDY, the faster replacement for HTTP and then GO Programming language, a language that can meet the speed of C.
For those who know little about DNS: It is the service lookup used to find the IP address of a Server/Host based on Fully qualified Domain name (FQDN). Normally, for every visit to a domain: google.com, taranfx.com; a query is made to the DNS server everytime, unless cached by the OS or the browser (almost all OS, browsers maintain it).
Google says that their new DNS servers are Fast, reliable and secure. I’m not sure how fast it will be as compared to querying a local ISP DNS vs. a far off google’s overseas DNS server. I`ve been testing it over the last few hours and found it to be pretty average. However, one point from Google is totally convining “Get the results you expect with absolutely no redirection.” Normal DNS queries don’t do that.
Here’s how you can Try it:
Basically, goto your network settings and change the Preferred DNS to 22.214.171.124 and Alternate to 126.96.36.199 (IPv4)
Also, restart browser, Run this on the command prompt to Clear DNS cache
Soon, Google is planning to release IPv6 version. Surely, Google is heading to era where Interent would be powerful, fast, and more Reliable. I see a pattern already, is this the Future: Google GO + SPDY Protocol + Chrome + Chrome OS+ Google DNS ?