I just read an article about Google publishing a Public DNS service. Google Public DNS is a free, global DNS resolution service. Google recommends using their Public DNS server as an alternative to your current DNS servers.
To try it out:
- Configure your network settings to use the IP addresses 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 as your DNS server
More information about Google’s Public DNS can be found here.
dig @184.108.40.206 www.booches.nl
; <<>> DiG 9.3.2 <<>> @220.127.116.11 www.booches.nl
; (1 server found)
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 708
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;www.booches.nl. IN A
;; ANSWER SECTION:
www.booches.nl. 900 IN A 18.104.22.168
;; Query time: 97 msec
;; SERVER: 22.214.171.124#53(126.96.36.199)
;; WHEN: Fri Dec 04 09:03:26 2009
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 48
I will be using Google’s DNS service for testing purposes, because I cannot imagine using them as primary DNS. There are a lot of questions, like:
Maybe I will use them as third or fourth DNS forwarders after the DNS servers from my provider.