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Google DNS? Not Interested, How about You?

by quasar-atl / December 3, 2009 9:01 PM PST

Buzz Gang and Crew,
It appears that Google is moving into another realm of the Internet. Google wants to own your DNS connection to the Internet. I have been using OpenDNS for years so I am not likely to change. They are making some interesting claims about DNS improvements but then they have always made such claims in the past. So, are you interested in giving Google more of your Internet connection?

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I just don't trust them...
by Slikkster / December 4, 2009 6:23 AM PST's probably just paranoia, but Google is just too darn big for its own good. I have to kick myself when I've seen that I haven't logged out of gmail, and all my searches are still under my gmail address. Enough already with the data compilation. I'll stick with OpenDNS.

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OpenDNS for me
by Philomorph / December 4, 2009 6:26 AM PST

I know why Google wants this, but I don't know why anyone else would. OpenDNS does it already and it works great.

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Same here...
by skellener / December 5, 2009 6:28 AM PST

I'll stick with OpenDNS too.

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by Nicholas Buenk / December 4, 2009 12:37 PM PST

I don't think this is that much worse than them knowing everything you search for.
My question is what's the point, is there something wrong with DNS that needs google's help?

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by n74jw / December 8, 2009 8:46 AM PST

I think it is about market research. I run my own DNS server at home and at work. I'll stick with those...

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by ifish60 / December 9, 2009 11:35 AM PST

nah, i'm a google guy but i have my limits. besides opendns works and you can use it as a content filter. i don't believe google has that.

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Google DNS sucks
by zextron / December 30, 2009 6:27 PM PST

I've used google DNS servers as forwarders. At first it went OK. I manage several domains. Some on and some on

The problem was that when there was an IP change on no-ip the change was noticed in a few minutes. Changes on (and some less known registars) took forever. I reverted back to my ISP or opendns after waiting for over 12 hours. Google is fast because they cache for (I guess) the maximum 48 hours DNS can take to propagate. This was OK 10 years ago. Not today.

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