Using Google Public DNS

We are yet to be there in India, the “internet speeds” are fast catching up but are equally costly. On an average, we tend to choose between 256 Kbps minimum to 1 Mbps max. However, with more and more websites evolving as web applications and our “impatience”, we can only do this. Use Google public DNS.

If you use Google’s Public DNS server as your DNS server, you may notice starting today that YouTube videos load faster and other web content comes in quicker. If you’re using your ISP’s DNS server as the default, now’s a good time to try Google PDNS.

The reason behind the speed is that OpenDNS and Google are working with Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to attach location data to the DNS requests, so when you request a web page, it will go to a server near you to fetch, thus making it faster than the traditional ISPs DNS.

How to do?

It’s fairly simple, This help page at google gives you a step-by-step instructions on how to go about configuring Google Public DNS. It also warns you about the shortcomings and how can you avoid pitfalls!

So go on, Go Google, Get fast!