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Have you tried Google's DNS?

Thursday, December 03, 2009 by Dave Winer.

This morning Google announced that they're now running a free DNS for everyone to use. Permalink to this paragraph

The IP addresses: and Permalink to this paragraph

Interesting and unexpected. Permalink to this paragraph

Why? Obviously they get a lot of data -- all the sites we're visiting. Permalink to this paragraph

Have you tried it? If not, why not? Permalink to this paragraph

If so, how is it? They say it's faster -- is it? Permalink to this paragraph

They say they won't screw with it. Do you believe them? Permalink to this paragraph

Update: I'm using it here on my LAN. Just changed the configuration of my router, so all my machines will start using their DNS. Permalink to this paragraph

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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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