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 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 (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.