Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Top Free Fast Best Public DNS Servers List

5 Best Free Fast Public DNS Servers
The most basic task of DNS is to translate hostnames such as theos.in to IP address such as 38.101.213.227. In very simple terms, it can be compared to a phone book. DNS also has other important use such as email routing.

This is my list of better, fast public dns servers and free dns server (as compare to your ISP / DSL / ADSL / cable DNS service providers dns servers). These dns servers are free to all. I was able to improve my browsing speed with following DNS servers. Use any one of the following provider.

Free Public DNS Server

=> 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

Top Public DNS Resolvers Compared

Fastest DNS providers per country, UltraDNS (yellow) applies to Hong Kong.

Global Results:

ResolverAvg Latency% Where Fastest
Google 1 (8.8.8.8)61.1 ms20.7%
Google 2 (8.8.4.4)61.2 ms19.0%
Dyn 1 (216.146.35.35)94.6 ms13.5%
OpenDNS 2 (208.67.220.220)84.6 ms11.8%
OpenDNS 1 (208.67.222.222)85.5 ms10.9%
Dyn 2 (216.146.36.36)95.8 ms10.2%
Ultra 2 (156.154.71.1)105.4 ms7.6%
Ultra 1(156.154.70.1)117.9 ms3.5%
Level3 2 (4.2.2.2)169.0 ms1.7%
Level3 1 (4.2.2.1)217.7 ms1.1%

United States Results:

ResolverAvg Latency% Where Fastest
OpenDNS 2 (208.67.220.220)18.2 ms27.3%
OpenDNS 1 (208.67.222.222)17.8 ms27.2%
Dyn 2 (216.146.36.36)23.6 ms8.7%
Ultra 1 (156.154.70.1)28.6 ms7.8%
Dyn 1 (216.146.35.35)25.7 ms7.7%
Ultra 2 (156.154.71.1)24.2 ms6.7%
Level3 1 (4.2.2.1)34.6 ms5.9%
Level3 2 (4.2.2.2)28.1 ms4.8%
Google 2 (8.8.4.4)31.2 ms2.3%
Google 1 (8.8.8.8)32.0 ms1.6%

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