Home > Internet, Science & Technology > Free Fast Public DNS Servers 2011

Free Fast Public DNS Servers 2011

Free Fast Public DNS ServersIt took me a while just looking at my screen, observing the ip addresses displayed on a program called TCPView without knowing what they meant or what they are? I browsed through search engines seeking answers for these numbers and was very surprised knowing that there were so many of them. In fact, every computer, services or resource connected to a computer-network has its own number identifier called Internet Protocol Address or simply known as IP Address.

To visit a particular website, let us say for example http://www.google.com, we simply type on the address bar on our browser the website name “www.google.com”. Unknown to some, these website name http://www.google.com is just a representation of an IP Address 209.85.148.99 (Google site in United States).

This name representation of IP Addresses was made to make it easier for us to remember a website. Just imagine remembering the numbers 209.85.148.99 instead of “www.google.com”

The Domain Name System (DNS) performs this translation of “site names” into IP addresses. It translates domain names meaningful to humans into the numerical identifiers associated with networking equipment for the purpose of locating and addressing these devices worldwide.

Depending on the Internet Service Provider (ISP) you are using, there are usually two DNSs associated with your internet connection, the Primary and Secondary DNS. These DNS are provided by your ISP.

However, there are also Public DNS offered by some entities for free. Below is a list of known Free Fast Public DNS Servers

Public DNS Servers

Provider

Primary DNS Server

Secondary DNS Server

Level31 209.244.0.3 209.244.0.4
Google2 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4
OpenDNS 208.67.222.222 208.67.220.220
DNS Advantage 156.154.70.1 156.154.71.1
Norton DNS 198.153.192.1 198.153.194.1
ScrubIT3 67.138.54.120 207.225.209.77
OpenNIC4 69.164.208.50 216.87.84.211
Public-Root5 199.5.157.131 208.71.35.137

The speed of these Free Fast Public DNS Servers, may differ depending on your geographical location.

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: