Speed up your internet with the Google Public DNS

Google have released details of a public, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service that they’ve created.

Simply replace your default DNS server settings with their own and you could – potentially – see a speed improvement in your surfing. I’ve already done this and can already see a noticeable improvement, with no issues (yet) experienced.

You can either change these settings on a per-computer basis or on your router (I’ve done the latter). The new DNS servers are 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 (in which ever order you want).

Google states that their aims are to provide greater speed and with improved security. Of course, whether you choose to allow Google to (potentially) track your domain usage, is down to your own level of paranoia. Personally, I’m happy.

Let me know your own experience.

Posted by David Artiss

Enterprise Happiness Engineer for the WordPress VIP team at Automattic. Gamer, film lover and general fan of all things Marvel, Star Trek and Star Wars. Failed comedian. Writer for The Big Tech Question. World's Greatest Grandma.

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