Google launches Public DNS
Is there anything that Google can't do? As part of its never-ending quest to update and improve the web experience for all, Google today launched a new free public DNS service.
DNS is critically important technology that we all of use everyday. It's the system that resolves IP addresses to domain names and usually you get that info from your ISP (or in a big enterprise your own DNS server).
What Google's Public DNS will offer is an alternative, enabling users to use Google (instead of their ISP) to provide DNS service.
"We believe that a faster DNS infrastructure could significantly improve
the browsing experience for all web users," Prem Ramaswami, of Google's Public DNS Team wrote in a blog post. "To enhance DNS speed but to
also improve security and validity of results, Google Public DNS is
trying a few different approaches that we are sharing with the broader
Altruistic ideals of enhancing the web experience aside, by having its own DNS server for public consumption, Google will also potentially gain access to a new source of Internet information.