Google launches its own free public DNS

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    The Register | Google Blog Post | DNS Addresses to use

    I've not had any problems with OpenDNS, but might give this a go.
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    I think I may stick with Open DNS. Something about having all my eggs in one basket scares me. They already know my browsing habits, emails, waves and a few documents that I have stored online.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I use Recursive DNS; not exactly free, but it's pretty fast and works well.

    And I don't need Google to also archive the pr0n sites I visit after finding the initial ones through their search engine.
     
  4. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Honestly? I'm a bit sick of Google. They've got their hands into everything and it's starting to make me uneasy.
     
  5. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    wait till they get into the housing market!!

    it's gonna be fun times...

    :D
     
  6. stridemat Moderator

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  8. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68030

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    I'm using it right now and it seems to work pretty well--it's quite fast just like OpenDNS.
     
  9. dernhelm macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. OpenDNS FTW!

    Seriously, though, it is an excellent nearly bulletproof free service that is fast and allows you to set up pr0n blocking, etc.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I can't conceive why you'd do such an atrocious act. :eek:
     
  11. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    But is so easy to bypass the OpenDNS "filter". It is nearly useless.
     
  12. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    So... At what point is Google going to turn on us?

    I made this:

    [​IMG]

    Discuss.
     

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