Google wants to unclog Net’s DNS plumbing
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The DNS is a crucial part of the Internet. It converts the text addresses people can remember into the numeric Internet Protocol addresses actually used to locate information on the Internet. For example, CNET.com’s IP address is 220.127.116.11. When you visit a Web page, a DNS server that’s part of a vast distributed network often must perform that conversion–called resolving a host–many times. With the Google Public DNS service, Google wants to be that server.
“Our research has shown that speed matters to Internet users, so over the past several months our engineers have been working to make improvements to our public DNS resolver to make users’ Web-surfing experiences faster, safer, and more reliable,” said product manager Prem Ramaswami in a blog post introducing the Google Public DNS service.
Google’s search service already has made it central to the workings of the Internet. If its DNS service becomes popular, Google could become even more significant. For those who want to give it a whirl, Google posted instructions on using the Google Public DNS service. For those worried about what traces your Web surfing will leave in Google’s records, check the Google DNS privacy page.
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