Perhaps I’m a bit late to the party but I’ve been testing OpenDNS. OpenDNS is a public DNS server system that purports to have some of the largest DNS caches on the internet, provide protection from phishing sites, and even correct some URL typos.

I added OpenDNS’ external IP’s (,
as my primary and secondary DNS servers and I noticed an immediate increase in speed. I’ve been using the system for over a week and I haven’t seen any downside, and I’ve my surfing has been consistently faster.

OpenDNS also provides some unique services to Network admins like statistics, some DNS management (like antiphishing, URL typo correction, and even rebranding of certain sites.) I haven’t yet implemented DNS forwarding for an entire network but I’m considering it.

I’d like to invite you to help me test Here is what I want to know:
1.) Does your surfing seem faster?
2.) Can you find any negatives in using the system?
3.) Can you discover any security risks? (other than the OpenDNS system being entirely compromised and redirecting to malicious sites)

They have walk throughs for multiple operating systems so anyone can do this. Try it out and let me know what you think.

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