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.