Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 4 Dec 2009.
A potentially useful way for Google to "use" the "failed" DNS results would be to re-direct to Google search results for the site searched for... oh wait some browsers do that anyway...
Brilliant!, what a coincidence, been having troubles with isp's DNS all day(not working) switched to using these now. Always have dns issues...
Yikes! Google is slowly getting closer and closer to becoming skynet.
Dude... Google IS SkyNet
I use OpenDNS. Does the same thing Google are offering.
Just without all the rubbish and filters that OpenDNS use.
I love the fact that they use Blogger for that website.
Awesome, been looking for a replacement since OpenDNS decided to show you Yahoo search results instead of proper DNS protocol.
not really sure about dns connection, but the google is skynet is really good point
Everyone knows that Google is US Gov intel right?
Sorry for asking a probably very dumb question with a probable easy answer but what advanage do you have in using this or opendns over the dns server your isp provides?
They're faster and more reliable (usually anyway, it varies depending on the ISP).
I used OpenDNS, so just switched.. anything is better then my isps.
Here's a blog post regarding potential speed increases using Google's DNS.
TL;DR - quite a large improvement over using your ISP's DNS or even OpenDNS, especially if you're in Europe accessing US websites.
google dns is actually slower for me. with speedtest.net using a test server in the UK (almost opposite side of the world from me) i had a 15% loss of speed using googles dns!
@confusis: ********, you speedtest.net results actually have nothing to do with your DNS servers (well, properly, any DNS speed changes would be in O(n) time -- and any speed test where DNS servers make a 15% difference is obviously a flawed speed test.)
What is the most reliable way of checking the difference? I'm unconvinced I really need this but i'm willing to have a go.
@ Mystic Pixel - well thats my results! tested it 3 times on each one and thats the average. maybe it's my funny isp
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