Google offering DNS service

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  1. Elritha
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    Another alternative to OpenDNS. Now to pick the lesser of two evils...

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    DNS servers are below.

    8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

    Anyone intend to use them? I've switched just to try them and out of curiosity. So far they are speedy.
     
  2. DeMoN

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    So what's the catch?
     
  3. Elritha
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    You sell your soul to Google. I sold mine years ago, so I have nothing to lose. [​IMG]

    On a more serious note, I suppose they could track your usage, what sites you visit etc. That information must be worth money.
     
  4. Minox

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    I've got no real reason to use Google's DNS or OpenDNS. The DNS provided with my ISP is really good actually.
     
  5. MaHe

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    I doubt there is one. Google can make a lot of money in the long run by analyzing the web browsing patterns. DNS service for you, free research data for them.
     
  6. DeMoN

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    Yeah I figured since it's Google they'd probably record the sites you visit.
    That's a no go for me then. [​IMG]
     
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    OpenDNS is getting me pings in the mid 20s while Google's DNS is getting me pings in the low 30s. OpenDNS it is [​IMG]
     
  9. Elritha
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    Never thought of pinging them to see which responds better. I get on average about 33-34ms on both, which makes it that bit harder to choose.
     
  10. Frederica Bernkastel

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    I only have a use for them at school, where the dns is slow as hell, and filtered (oddly not ip filtered, pointing a cname at a site makes it accessable :D )