Is it wise to change your DNS server?

There’s a lot of talk on the ‘Net suggesting users to change their local ISP’s DNS server to Google’s DNS server for example, to increase the speed of browsing.

Others seems to disagree. They argue that it is best to stick with your ISP’s DNS server since it’s nearer to the user as compared to Google’s DNS server for example.

If you wish to try changing your DNS server, below are a few suggested DNS servers to try:

Service provider: Google
Google public dns server IP address:

  • 8.8.8.8
  • 8.8.4.4

=> Service provider: Dnsadvantage
Dnsadvantage free dns server list:

  • 156.154.70.1
  • 156.154.71.1

=> Service provider: OpenDNS
OpenDNS free dns server list / IP address:

  • 208.67.222.222
  • 208.67.220.220

=> Service provider: Norton
Norton free dns server list / IP address:

  • 198.153.192.1
  • 198.153.194.1

=> Service provider: GTEI DNS (now Verizon)
Public Name server IP address:

  • 4.2.2.1
  • 4.2.2.2
  • 4.2.2.3
  • 4.2.2.4
  • 4.2.2.5
  • 4.2.2.6

=> Service provider: ScrubIt
Public dns server address:

  • 67.138.54.100
  • 207.225.209.66
Another method is to use namebench to get the best DNS server for your location.
If you guys decided to change your DNS server, please share your experience with us.

 

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One Response

  1. good.. i like it

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