Google launches Public DNS

by admin December 4, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Google is continuing its attempts to speed up the web – or to gather as much information about your browsing habits as it possibly can, depending on your perspective – with the launch of a public DNS service.

As announced on the Official Google Blog, the search and advertising giant has decided to launch its own domain name resolution service – the technology which converts friendly names such as into IP addresses – using technology it believes will speed things up for everyone.

Although Google is far from the first company to have this idea – the popular OpenDNS already offers free access, a service supported via the redirection of invalid or mistyped domains to a sponsored search page – the company has opted to make the service completely free, and promises that there will be no additional advertising or hijacking of invalid domains.

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