OpenDNS: Safer, smarter, speedier surfing

Use OpenDNSRecently, I’ve been read­ing a bit about Open DNS, an altern­at­ive to your ISP-provided Domain Name Sys­tem.

Now, you may ask “why not use my ISP-provided DNS  serv­ers?” and you’d be ask­ing a good ques­tion.

There are a few reas­ons that make sense to me, and are bet­ter explained by quot­ing OpenDNS:

OpenDNS makes your Inter­net con­nec­tion blaz­ing fast, blocks phish­ing sites, and cor­rects your typos on the fly. If you try to vis­it a web­site that’s broken or not resolv­ing, we don’t give up on you and send you to an error page. We show you OpenDNS Guide and keep work­ing to get you where you want to go.

OpenDNS requires no soft­ware to install. And best of all, it’s free.

Ok, Free, auto­cor­rect, blocks phish­ing, and fast. Those are enough real reas­ons for me to try it out…and I have.

Over the last month all my com­puters have used OpenDNS as primary and sec­ond­ary DNS. As far as I can tell, it’s worked well and not caused any prob­lems. It even works for wire­less devices on my net­work like my Nin­tendo DS sys­tems.

Oh, one more reas­on for con­sid­er­ing OpenDNS; do you man­age tech-sup­port for your less-tech-savvy friends or rel­at­ives? The anti-phish­ing tech­no­logy provided by OpenDNS part­ner PhishTank.

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Published by Brad Grier geek.hack